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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.


  1. My husband would love this (and me too)! Your soup sounds perfect for this time of year.

    1. It got wicked cold really early this season, we've been eating a lot of soups and stews!

  2. 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!

    1. I definitely need to be better about keeping it on hand, it's great so many ways.

  3. I love quick soups like these to help use up that extra turkey!

  4. This sounds delicious! I love gnocchi!

    1. We do too, and I definitely don't serve it enough, must change that in 2019!

  5. YUM! That looks so comforting and what a great way to use the Thanksgiving stash!

    1. Finding ways to change up the leftovers is always a challenge here, so I love this soup :)

  6. Looks very comforting, like the idea of gnocchi in there too.

  7. So warm and comforting. Perfect for any winter day.

  8. What a fun twist on a homey favorite.

  9. mmm I love soup! And this soup looks so good!

  10. So glad I found this after Christmas! A great way to use up leftover turkey!


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