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Italian Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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You guys know how much I love World Market. I mean who doesn’t love to shop their? I can spend hours on end between the home decor and the large gourmet food and drink section. Oh, and if my husband comes along I’m bound to buy a half dozen different craft beers. Today, I’m sharing my recipe for Italian Chicken Gnocchi Soup! As the weather starts to get cooler many Americans run to the kitchen to make a big pot of comforting soup.

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Gnocchi in a soup? I had the idea brewing in my head for quite some time, and upon returning home from Washington I knew exactly what would make this Italian-style chicken soup stand out. My secret ingredient, salami! I don’t know why, but it never occurred to me to add it to soup. On my first night in Washington we ate at a vineyard. I had a bowl of the orzo and salami soup. It was delicious and packed full of flavor. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first ordered it. Dummy me was thinking it would be large pieces of salami floating in the soup. Nope–nothing like that. It was tiny little diced up pieces of salami. It gave the soup so much depth, and its exactly what it did to my soup here today.

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So while, I was visiting Cost Plus World Market I picked up a few key Italian food ingredients to make Italian Chicken Gnocchi Soup. I picked up a package of World Market® Potato Gnocchi, Columbus Italian Dry Sliced Salame, pesto, World Market® 1-liter bottle of Extra Virgin Olive OIl, and Armanino 3 Cheese Blend Grated Cheese. With just a few of these tasty ingredients one amazing pot of soup was born, and best of all. This soup only takes 30 minutes!

Italian Chicken Gnocchi Soup 2

Katie Original Recipe

Italian Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6

Italian Chicken Gnocchi Soup


  • 1 tbsp World Market® Extra Virgin Olive OIl
  • 10 slices Columbus Italian Dry Sliced Salame, diced
  • 1/2 cup chicken fat juices (from rotisserie)
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • (3) 32 oz boxes of low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 package World Market® Potato Gnocchi
  • Garnish with Armanino 3 Cheese Blend Grated Cheese & a spoonful of pesto


  1. In a large stock pot, on medium heat add olive oil and diced salami. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently until crispy. Then add 1/3 cup chicken fat juices (*if you don't have the juices from the chicken you can substitute with chicken broth), diced carrots, onions, and minced garlic. Cook on 5 minutes then add 1/2 cup of chicken broth.
  2. Add 2 cups shredded chicken, plum tomatoes, and spinach. Mix well and add all the chicken broth to the stock pot. Place lid on top and bring to a boil (about 5 minutes). Then add the package of gnocchi to the pot. Cook gnocchi for 5 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls and top with grated cheese and a spoonful of pesto.


*The salami will make this dish salty. This recipe has been tested with both low sodium chicken broth and regular chicken broth. If you are ok with salty you can use regular chicken brother, although it tastes better with the low-sodium variety.

*I purchase my rotisserie chicken at Costco and drain the fat at the bottom of the container to use for later use for soups and stews. Not all rotisseries come with the fat/juices.

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20 Responses to “Italian Chicken Gnocchi Soup”

  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on October 3, 2013 at 10:24 am (#)

    This little Italian girl is droooooling over this soup!!!

    • Katie replied on October 4th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Kayle–you’ll love it!!

  2. Wanda posted on October 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm (#)

    My mom always make soup with salami. She gets in that long stick and keeps the rest on the fridge to have later with some crackers and cheese. Katie, you have brought some warm memories from my mom cooking for us as kids. Thanks! I love gnocchi in soup and this is a very fast dish. I love it!!!

    • Katie replied on October 4th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Awe how cool, Wanda. I had never heard of salami in soup until last weekend in Washington State!

  3. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on October 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm (#)

    I love gnocchi in soup, so this has to go on my menu soon!

    • Katie replied on October 4th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      Me too and yet I always forget to add it, Jessica!

  4. Nutmeg Nanny posted on October 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm (#)

    Oh man, this soup!! This looks so incredible 🙂

    • Katie replied on October 7th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks Brandy–and so easy to make!!! 🙂

  5. Nancy/SpicieFoodie posted on October 7, 2013 at 11:42 am (#)

    What a scrumptious and filling soup. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Katie replied on October 7th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks Nancy–you’ll have to let me know if you try it!

  6. Ricky L posted on October 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm (#)


    • Katie replied on October 8th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      It’s so good! 🙂

  7. Leslie Witherspoon posted on October 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm (#)

    We just got that fall chill, and this was the first soup on my list to make. This recipe is a keeper.

    • Katie replied on October 21st, 2013 at 7:06 am

      Thanks Leslie! It’s so good and super easy to make! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it!


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