I adapted this recipe from a copy cat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese soup and my cousin's Gnocchi Soup recipes. It was AWESOME! I about licked the bowl clean :-)
Broccoli Cheddar Gnocchi Soup
1lb bacon, cooked and chopped, reserve the grease
1 lb chicken, cooked & cubed (I baked mine with Garlic & Onion powder and just a sprinkle of salt)
1/2 medium chopped onion
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half-and-half cream
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 lb fresh broccoli
1 cup carrot, julienned
1 pkg Gnocchi
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 Sauté onion in grease.
2 Add in melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Stir constantly and add the half & half.
3 Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 10 minutes.
4 Add the broccoli and carrots. Cook over low heat 20-25 minutes.
5 Add in Gnocchi.
6. When gnocchi is just about done, add in cheese and nutmeg. Once combined, add in the chicken and bacon.
You're Welcome :-D