Braces-Friendly Recipe: Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup


Gnocchi is the ultimate braces-friendly food. Gnocchi are made up of soft, heavenly dumplings made primarily from potatoes. They are so delicious, especially in this Creamy Chicken Soup recipe that will taste like the ultimate cold weather comfort food. Enjoy!

Serves: 8

  • Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup celery diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 (14 ounce can chicken broth) for a thinner soup use 2
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken breast (I used rotisserie)
  • 1 16 ounce package potato gnocchi (on the pasta isle)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot add butter and olive oil.
  2. Over medium high heat sauté onion, celery and garlic until tender.
  3. Add the flour to create a roux and cook for another minute.
  4. Slowly add the half and half and chicken broth and stir until it starts to thicken.
  5. Add the thyme, carrots, spinach, chicken and gnocchi. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until gnocchi is cooked and soup is thickened. (If you want a thinner soup add another can of chicken broth.)
  6. Salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.


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