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Chicken Gnocchi Cheese Soup

This post is sponsored by Old El Paso. All opinions are my own.

This chicken gnocchi cheese soup has a little something for everyone in the family. Shredded chicken, tender gnocchi, and a velvety cheese soup that is soooo good!

This is a quick and easy weeknight meal to throw together, using a rotisserie chicken, pre-made gnocchi, and Shredded Monterey Jack cheese from Old El Paso’s new line of shredded cheese.

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I went with Old El Paso Shredded Monterey Jack cheese for its delicate, buttery and slightly tart flavor. It adds the perfect punch and texture to this chicken gnocchi cheese soup!

This chicken gnocchi soup has a chicken and dumpling vibe, but with hints of Mexican and Italian cuisine from the gnocchi, and poblano pepper just to add a mild spice to it.

If you want to keep the heat out for the little ones, split this into two batches like I did to keep the kids happy.

I also added a little spinach to give a little more texture to this dish, but that’s up to you!

But whatever you do, don’t pass on the cheese. You can’t go with out that creamy, cheesy deliciousness that really takes this soup to the next level!

Chicken and Gnocchi Cheese Soup

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 460kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 poblano pepper chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 32 oz gnocchi
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups Old El Paso Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup baby spinach

Instructions

  • In a medium to large Dutch oven, sweat down onion, celery, carrots, poblano pepper and garlic in butter. Stir in flour until aromatic.
  • Slowly pour in milk and whisky frequently until thickened. Add in chicken broth and chicken. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour in heavy cream and Old El Paso Monterey Jack cheese and stir until cheese is completely melted.
  • Add in the gnocchi and cook for about 5 minutes. Your soup should be a little thin, which is perfect because the gnocchi will thicken it up at this point. Stir in spinach and top with more cheese and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 695mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1078IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 353mg | Iron: 5mg
Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!