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Chicken Gnocchi Soup


Growing up, I was a chicken noodle soup girl. I wouldn't touch anything else. After a long day outside in the snow, going sledding, building a snowman, and having a snowball fight, I came home to a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. My brother always had tomato soup. I still can't stand the smell of it. Tomatoes and I have a spotty history.

It wasn't until I was in my early 20s and discovered my love of all things pumpkin that I tentatively branched out and tried new soup flavors. I discovered not only pumpkin and squash soups, but New England clam chowder, cream of mushroom soup, and Italian wedding soup.

So, early this fall, I set out to browse blogs and pin soup recipes that sounded appealing. One recipe that got pinned has been making the rounds of my fellow What's Cooking Swap bloggers. It's a make-at-home version of an Olive Garden soup, Chicken Gnocchi Soup.

I have never eaten it at The Olive Garden, so I can't compare the original to this version, but I can tell you that I loved this soup. It's thick, creamy, and loaded with vegetables. Temperatures in my area have barely reached the 50-degree mark lately, and this soup warmed us all up. One previous blogger preferred to add pasta rather than gnocchi, finding the gnocchi too heavy, but I liked it in the soup.

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Anita at Hungry Couple

Monday 5th of November 2012

I've never been to Olive Garden but I sure love the sound of this soup!!

Heather

Monday 5th of November 2012

I have an obsession with soup and this looks great! Just added it to my list of things to make :)

Angie Barrett

Monday 5th of November 2012

this is one of my favorite soups at Olive Garden. I've always meant to make it at home, now I really need too! yum!

The Home Cook

Monday 5th of November 2012

I'm glad you liked this soup. It's one of our favorites!

Eva @ Eva Bakes

Monday 5th of November 2012

I've never had this soup either, but it sounds divine! I'm like you - I discovered Italian wedding soup and some of the other soups you mentioned only fairly recently in life. I've been missing out all these years!

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