Gnocchi Chicken Minestrone Recipe
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Gnocchi Chicken Minestrone Recipe

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The inspiration for this recipe comes from my Italian heritage—my mom was a wonderful soup maker. Using frozen gnocchi saves time and adds extra heartiness to this chunky soup. —Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/4 pounds chicken tenderloins, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 each small green, sweet red and yellow peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped prosciutto or deli ham
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 cup canned white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 324 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 1163mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with oregano, salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven, saute chicken in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, cook the peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and onion in remaining oil until tender. Add prosciutto and garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the broth, tomatoes, beans, peas, tomato paste and chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, cook gnocchi according to package directions. Drain; stir into soup. Garnish each serving with cheese and basil. Yield: 8 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Editor's Note: Look for potato gnocchi in the pasta or frozen foods section.
Originally published as Gnocchi Chicken Minestrone in Taste of Home June/July 2010 , p55

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luann8190 User ID: 6756458 243319
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

"Delicious! My son said this was a keeper."

Kathyjordan User ID: 6897948 237583
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"Good soup and enough to share with college kids."

JenniSchulzDC User ID: 7735283 215571
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Had steak on hand and followed rest of the recipe as directed...fabulous!"

best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 190549
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"Very tasty and hearty soup and freezes well."

dordwlr User ID: 3937012 122435
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"Can you freeze this soup with the gnocchi in it?"

tonienj69 User ID: 1272820 174252
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"Great soup!....loved it"

shelli1542 User ID: 1525176 111708
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"We liked it but didn't love it. All the veges included are a real plus."

love2beMom User ID: 5558560 109464
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"Very yummy soup! :) I omitted the zucchini, mushrooms and ham to better suit our tastes. We will definitely be trying this again!"

tica13 User ID: 6526119 192219
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"I've tried several Minnestrone recipes and this was by far the best. A new favorite soup recipe for my family! Even my husband loved it, and he usually won't eat soup!"

alzingone User ID: 5785132 147255
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"I thought this minestrone soup was even better as leftovers!"

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