January is for Homemade Soup (Recipes Inside!)

chicken and gnocchi soupHappy National Soup Month! While we can’t avoid the cold weather, we can surely find ways to make it more tolerable, and homemade soup is the perfect remedy.

Today, we’re sharing with you a recipe straight from Lehman’s newest cookbook, The Sapphire Cookbook Collection. We hope you enjoy!

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

By Jody Johnson, from Lehman’s Sapphire Cookbook Collection

  • 1/2 diced onion
  • 2 stalks diced celery
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 3 to 4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 4 C. chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 16 oz. frozen potato gnocchi
  • 2 C. heavy cream
  • 1 C. chopped fresh spinach
  • Fresh Parmesan cheese (optional)

Sauté onion, celery, garlic and carrots in olive oil over medium heat until onion is translucent. Season with salt and pepper.

Add chicken breast, chicken stock, salt, pepper and thyme. Bring to a boil then add gnocchi. Boil for about 4 minutes, then turn heat down to simmer for 10 minutes.

Add heavy cream and spinach, then cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Top with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Check out our past posts for more great homemade soup recipes! (Just click on the names below.)

More Soup Recipes

Creamy Potato Soup
Hearty Hamburger Soup + Cauliflower, Leek and Bacon Soup
Roast Beef and Barley Soup

Editor’s Note: Lehman’s Sapphire Cookbook Collection is now available at Lehmans.com or in our Kidron store. Get your copy today!

This article was first posted in January 2020.


JennyJenny Smith is the editor of the Country Life Blog and the Digital Content Specialist for Lehman’s. It’s not unusual to find oil lamps, canning jars and freeze-dried food on her desk. She is an avid reader, card maker and dog lover. In fact, she is currently teaching her Golden Retriever to not take her shoes. It’s an ongoing battle.