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chicken gnocchi soup in a cream coloured bowl with a spoon in it

Creamy Chicken Bacon Gnocchi Soup

This delicious soup is a clever crossover between your favourite creamy gnocchi pasta and a soothing and comforting chicken noodle soup.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American Italian
Keyword: chicken gnocchi soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 501kcal


  • 100g/4-5 strips bacon chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme or ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1.5 litres/6 cups chicken stock
  • 3 (1.5 lbs) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lbs gnocchi fresh or frozen
  • 100g/ 3 cups kale chopped
  • 125ml/1/2 cup double/heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour


  • Cook the bacon until the fat is rendered, discard all fat but 2 tbsp. To the same pot with bacon add chopped onions, carrots and celery and thyme and sauté over low heat for 5 minutes, then add garlic and cook for 30 seconds longer.
  • Pour in the chicken stock, stir to combine. Add the chicken breasts and a pinch of salt,cook for 30-35 minutes, then take the chicken out, shred and return back to the pot. Add the gnocchi and kale or spinach. Cook for 3 minutes, then add in the cream.
  • To make the roux, which will thicken the soup, mix the melted butter with flour, then stir into the soup, allow it to simmer for a couple of minutes until the soup thickens. Season with salt to taste.


Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5711IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4mg