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Crock Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup with Roasted Red Peppers

This Crock Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup is creamy and loaded with flavor from roasted red peppers, garlic, and onions. 

This Crock Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup is loaded with roasted red peppers, garlic, carrots, and chard in a creamy base.A few nights ago, the Mr. and I got sucked into an episode of Hoarders. I’m not even sure how we landed on the channel, but before we knew it we were knee deep in someone else’s unidentifiable piles of irreplaceable junk. There really is nothing like an episode of Hoarders to make you say, “Ya know, the house actually doesn’t look too bad. I think I can hold off on vacuuming for a few more days years.”

We don’t watch much reality TV around here, but when we do we go all out. The Mr. popped some popcorn, I slipped on my comfiest sweatpants, and we planted ourselves on the couch, soaking up the drama unfolding before us. My hubby is my favorite TV watching copilot. He can imitate almost any accent and picks up on the most obscure details–Wait, is that a signed picture of David Hasselhoff on that stack of coolers?? Why yes, yes it is.

Looking for an easy healthy one pot meal? This creamy Crock Pot Chicken Gnocchi soup has all you need!

If my husband’s mission in life is to throw me into fits of laughter during an episode of Hoarders, mine is to convince him that he actually likes gnocchi. Before this soup, the Mr.’s exposure to gnocchi was mainly in dishes where it’s used as a substitute for pasta and covered in sauce. He is not a fan of this, or pretty much any other substitute for pasta. Don’t even get him started on zoodles.

I felt my guy wasn’t giving gnocchi a fair shot, so I decided to try it in a soup and see if I could change his mind. I wanted to stack all the cards in my favor so I went all out with a creamy chicken soup loaded with flavor. I mean, if I’m going to do some persuading, I better bring my A game. Carrots, celery, onion, and garlic form the base for the chicken soup we all know and love. Roasted red peppers add sweetness and depth, and evaporated milk provides that comforting creaminess I knew he wouldn’t be able to resist. The gnocchi in this soup add just the right amount of carbs–a pleasing chewiness that makes this soup hearty and filling enough to eat as a main dish.

This creamy Crock Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup has everything you need for a healthy weeknight meal all made in a slow cooker!@

One bite in, and the Mr. exclaimed, “Oh, this is good.” I just smiled sweetly to myself while inwardly shouting “VICTORY IS MINE!” It’s the small things.

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Crock Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup with Roasted Red Peppers

Cook Time 8 hours Prep Time
Preparation 15 mins Cook Time
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins Total Time
Serves 6-8     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 pounds chicken breast
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 lb. gnocchi
  • 2 stalks Swiss chard, stems removed and leaves torn

Instructions

  1. In a crock pot, combine the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, chicken breast, both, and roasted red peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8. Shred the chicken breast in the slow cooker. Add the cornstarch slurry, stir in the evaporated milk, gnocchi, and Swiss chard. Cook on high for another 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the gnocchi is tender and soup is thickened.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 634kcal Calories from fat 150
% Daily Value
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 418mg 17%
Carbohydrate 80g 27%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 16g
Protein 39g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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Recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum

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  • Melanie | Melanie Makes February 2, 2017, 11:27 AM

    The description of you two watching Hoarders was priceless! Can you believe I’ve never made gnocchi before? Totally going to change that with this comforting soup!

    • Courtney @ NeighborFood February 8, 2017, 8:53 PM

      Girl, you gotta make some gnocchi! I’m going to try it in a sheet pan supper next and see if I can’t trick the hubby into liking it again!

  • Sues February 3, 2017, 1:07 PM

    Yayyy! I love when I am able to convince my husband he likes foods he didn’t think he liked 🙂 But seriously, jhow can you not like a gnocchi soup??? This looks heavenly!!

    • Courtney February 3, 2017, 3:04 PM

      You CAN’T not like gnocchi soup! Some people are just harder to convince than others. 🙂

  • 2pots2cook February 6, 2017, 3:57 AM

    Perfect composition. I’m always in for gnocchi ! Thank you !

  • Susan Wade February 8, 2017, 6:39 PM

    Loved this soup! I served it to guests for lunch with some homemade Italian bread and it was a huge hit. Everyone asked for the recipe.

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