Organic Emily

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup


Rich, creamy and comforting! Perfect soup on those cold winter days!


3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, chopped

4 carrots, chopped

2 ribs celery, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 cup flour

2 breasts chicken

1 lb. gnocchi

4 cups chicken broth

1 and 1/2 cups half and half

4 cups fresh spinach

1 tablespoon fresh basil


Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

In a skillet or shallow pan melt butter and add olive oil. Saute the onion, carrots, celery and garlic.  Add a 1 teaspoon salt. Once the onions are translucent add the flour. Cook for one minute stirring constantly. Add 1 of the cups of chicken broth and mix until thickened.  Transfer to the slow cooker.  Add the remaining chicken broth, gnocchi, half and half and chicken.  Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4.  Add the spinach and basil. Heat through for a few minutes, add salt if needed, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Serve.

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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