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Turkey Gnocchi Soup

Today is #NationalHomemadeSoupDay!  I've been in a bit of a cooking slump lately,  so I turned to the Food Holiday Calendar to help get some new ideas going.   Looking through my T&T recipes, I realized that I don't make much soup.   I did some searching, and I found this recipe on the Taste of Home site.

I had turkey stashed in the freezer from Christmas, and all the other ingredients except the gnocchi on hand.   If you aren't a fan of gnocchi, can't find it, or don't want to make it yourself, I would recommend tortellini as a substitute.

The only change I made to this recipe was to use 6 cups of broth instead of the water/chicken base, because it's what I keep in the pantry.  If you don't like peas, green beans would be great too. It's such an easy recipe to adapt and make your own, and I thank Amy B. for sharing it!

Turkey Gnocchi Soup



  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 medium carrots -- chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves -- minced
  • 6 cups water (used chicken broth)
  • 3 teaspoons reduced-sodium chicken base (omitted)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 package potato gnocchi -- (16 ounces)
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


How to cook Turkey Gnocchi Soup

  1. In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. Add carrots; cook and stir 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in water, chicken base and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil. Add gnocchi. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3-4 minutes or until gnocchi float. Stir in turkey, peas and pepper; heat through. Top servings with cheese.
  3. Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).
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*This post has been updated on 11/27/2018 to include a printable recipe card and new pictures.


Karen said…
My husband would love this (and me too)! Your soup sounds perfect for this time of year.
I really do have to try using gnocchi in soup sometime, especially since I currently have two packages of it in my pantry! Great idea!
Sue Lau said…
I love quick soups like these to help use up that extra turkey!
Hezzi-D said…
This sounds delicious! I love gnocchi!
Carlee said…
YUM! That looks so comforting and what a great way to use the Thanksgiving stash!
Jolene said…
It got wicked cold really early this season, we've been eating a lot of soups and stews!
Jolene said…
I definitely need to be better about keeping it on hand, it's great so many ways.
Jolene said…
And it freezes great too!
Jolene said…
We do too, and I definitely don't serve it enough, must change that in 2019!
Jolene said…
Finding ways to change up the leftovers is always a challenge here, so I love this soup :)
Caroline said…
Looks very comforting, like the idea of gnocchi in there too.
So warm and comforting. Perfect for any winter day.
Books n' Cooks said…
What a fun twist on a homey favorite.
mmm I love soup! And this soup looks so good!
So glad I found this after Christmas! A great way to use up leftover turkey!

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