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Gnocchi Chicken Minestrone Recipe

Gnocchi Chicken Minestrone Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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.

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luann8190
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

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

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Kathyjordan
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

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

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JenniSchulzDC
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

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

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best of home cooks
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"Very tasty and hearty soup and freezes well."

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tonienj69
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"Great soup!....loved it"

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shelli1542
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

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

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love2beMom
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!"

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tica13
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!"

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alzingone
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

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

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10sChick
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"Blah, blah, blah. I can't believe I just wasted all those wonderful ingredients to end up with this pile of bland broth and soggy veggies. I hope the dog likes it."

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