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I didnt bother with shredding the carrots.I chopped all the veggies in my food processor and sauted(5min) with whole bay leaf and S&P.I made 6 cups of chicken bouillion and added veggies to the pot . I ground up leftover roasted chicken ,added 1/4 tsp nutmeg,2eggs,1 TBLsp Parsley flakes,1/2 c plain breadcrumbs and added 1 tsp Italian seasoning and made into balls,added them to the pot...I omitted the 1/2 c cheese..I cooked and drained 24oz gnocchi and added to the soup pot.Let it simmer for 30 minutes. To serve I sprinkled some shredded romano cheese over the top..Tasted wonderful the night I made it..Doesnt taste as good reheated. The gnochhi make the broth into a thick gluten..
Nice comforting soup. I used premade turkey meatballs to save time, and also chopped the carrots. In addition, I doubled the gnocchi and added 2 more cups of broth. It was really good!
I've made this many times, and it is a family favorite! I can never find ground chicken in my area, so I just use ground turkey instead with excellent results. The addition of the nutmeg is essential as it gives this soup such a nice flavor.