Pete and I are HUGE fans of Olive Garden's gnocchi soup so I was dying to take a whack at it myself!
I usually do soups in the crockpot because, well... let's face it- most things taste better from the crockpot and also most days I barely have time and energy to even microwave something... so I adore my sweet, sweet crockpot! BUT... today Pete and I got out of church absolutely starving and wanted something right quick... I also have been planning on making this glorious soup for literally weeks. So I finally decided to do it and on the stove!
It was the perfect amount of creamy, salty, tasty deliciousness!
ALSO- the soup was NOT that runny as it is in the picture, I just completely forgot to photograph it at the end after I thickened it! OOPS!
Either way ENJOY this so much- we sure did! It was great for a chilly, winter day and filled up our bellies real good- it was like a delectable dumpling soup HAHA!
Ok, go make it, seriously- it's crazy easy and quick!
-3 Tblsp Butter (I usually always add extra butter-i love butter)
-1/4 Cup Celery (chopped up super small)
-1/4 Cup Carrots
-2 or 3 Tblsp Garlic (minced)
-2 Tblsp Flour
-6 Chicken boullion cubes (6 cups of water with 6 cubes)
-8 Cups Water
-A shake of nutmeg
-2 Tsp Thyme
-4 Cups Spinach (it looks like a lot but will sink in once you cook it)
-1 can of Chicken Breast
-2 1/2 Cups Heavy cream (i added a little extra)
-Cornstarch (if needed to thicken, i def needed it) (mix spoonfuls of cornstarch with equal amount of water into paste then add)
(trader joes sell an awesome little tub of chopped carrots mixed with onion and celery-super easy and avoids all the annoying chopping and mess)
( WOWEE THAT IS A LOT OF INGREDIENTS...BUT WORTH IT!)
-Melt butter in a large pot (medium heat) then add in the veggies and cook until they start to get soft.
-Whisk in flour and add the bouillon mix
-Add chicken and seasoning (i added garlic salt and seasoning salt and some pepper to taste) and bring to a boil, then lower and let it simmer for around 10 mins or so.
-Heat heavy cream in separate pot and then add to soup mixture along with the spinach
Serve and enjoy!!!!
p.s if you have leftovers (you prob will) it does get pretty thick...just add some milk and reheat :)