Hello, darlings! Let’s gather around the stove for a heartwarming tale and a soup that’s as comforting as a grandmother’s embrace on a crisp autumn day. I’m delighted to share with you a special recipe: Chicken Bacon Gnocchi Soup. This dish blends the heartiness of Midwestern meals with a touch of Italian flair, thanks to those tender gnocchi that will make your heart soar. It’s the perfect meal for when the leaves turn golden, or when you have a house full of loved ones to nourish. This soup is a throwback to simpler times, combining the smoky richness of bacon, the wholesomeness of chicken, and delightful dumplings.
Why this soup, you ask? Picture a day so chilly it sends shivers down your spine, with skies heavy with snow. This is when this soup becomes a savior, filling your kitchen with aromas that promise comfort and warmth.
Pairings and Dessert Suggestions:
To fully savor this soup, pair it with a crusty piece of bread for soaking up the creamy broth, or opt for a light side salad. For dessert, indulge in a slice of warm apple pie for a quintessential Midwestern experience.
Chicken & Bacon Gnocchi Soup Recipe:
Servings: Enough for 6 generous bowls, or 8 if you’re less hungry.
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 strips thick-cut bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 celery stalks, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound cooked, shredded chicken breast
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1 (16-ounce) package potato gnocchi
3 cups baby spinach leaves
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
A dash of love and good old-fashioned care
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