Creamy turkey gnocchi soup is the ultimate comfort food — creamy, rich, savoury, and delicious. It's loaded with turkey, gnocchi, spinach, and vegetables in a thick and creamy broth that's well-seasoned and loaded with flavour. This creamy turkey gnocchi soup has it all: good carbs, lean protein, and nutritious veggies. Plus, you can enjoy this hearty soup in just 25 minutes! Perfect for busy weeknights when you're low on energy and time and looking for a recipe that the whole family will love. You need to try this one!
I have partnered with Think Turkey to bring you this delicious Creamy Turkey Gnocchi Soup recipe. All images and opinions expressed are my own.
Why You'll Love Creamy Turkey Gnocchi Soup
- It's the ultimate comfort food. Turkey is the perfect protein to use in comfort food recipes, and there are so many great ways to incorporate it into your favorite fall comfort dishes from soups and stews to pasta and rice, and of course in this creamy turkey gnocchi soup. From the creamy soup base to the fluffy gnocchi, this dish is the best comfort food on a cold night — creamy, savory, and so satisfying.
- Loaded with healthy lean protein. This creamy soup is loaded with shredded turkey breast which is a great lean protein that you can feel good about feeding to your family. Plus, it's a versatile protein that you can prepare in so many different ways including roasting, slow cooking, and pressure cooking.
- It’s quick and easy to make. This creamy turkey gnocchi soup is so fast to make, it’s almost as easy as a canned soup. You only need 30 minutes to make it taste like it simmered all day. All you need to do is sauté some veggies, create a roux, and add all your ingredients. A few minutes later, your creamy turkey gnocchi soup will be ready to eat.
Ingredients and Substitutions
To make this delicious and comforting Creamy Turkey Gnocchi Soup, you will need the following ingredients (full quantities in recipe card below):
- turkey breast - this easy recipe calls for 2 cups of cooked shredded turkey breast, which is about one-quarter of a cooked turkey breast. Some of my favourite turkey breast recipes to make and shred for this soup are Instant Pot Turkey Breast, Slow Cooker Turkey Breast, or Juicy Roasted Turkey Breast. This is also the perfect recipe to use if you have any leftover turkey from a Whole Roast Turkey.
- all-purpose flour - helps to thicken up the soup.
- poultry broth - you can also use vegetable broth.
- heavy cream - feel free to substitute with half and half instead. Note that the soup will be slightly less creamy if using this substitute.
- baby spinach - you can also substitute with baby kale for a different flavour.
- gnocchi - I used potato gnocchi but you can use any kind of gnocchi that you can find. Some other common flavours are cauliflower gnocchi, sweet potato gnocchi, and pumpkin gnocchi.
- seasoning - this delicious soup is seasoned with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
How to Make the Best Turkey Gnocchi Soup
- Sauté aromatics. In a large pot or 4 quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat until it starts to bubble, about 1 minute. Add onion, garlic, and carrots and sauté until tender, about 3-4 minutes
- Make roux. Add flour and stir well until evenly combined and thickened into a paste, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in poultry broth and heavy cream (or half and half). Mix well until smooth and bring the mixture to a boil, about 6-8 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to medium. Add turkey, spinach, and gnocchi, and season with Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Let the soup simmer until the gnocchi is cooked through according to package instructions, about 2-3 minutes. Stir occasionally so that the gnocchi doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
- Serve. Ladle soup into soup bowls and serve immediately.
How to Serve
Some of my favorite dishes to serve with this simple creamy turkey gnocchi soup are:
- Garlic Breadsticks
- Homemade Biscuits
- Garden Salad
- Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls
- Fall Harvest Salad with Butternut Squash
- Apple Arugula Salad
Storing and Freezing Instructions
- How to store: Store leftover turkey gnocchi soup covered in the pot that you cooked it in or transfer to an airtight container (once cooled to room temperature) and store for up to 3-4 days.
- How to freeze: This soup is best served fresh or within a few days. You can freeze it but note that the texture of the gnocchi can get mushy and slightly grainy. To freeze, transfer the soup to an airtight container or freezer bag, once cooled, and store for up to 2 months.
- How to reheat: You can reheat this gnocchi soup in the microwave covered on high for 30-60 seconds, or on the stovetop over medium-low heat for 10 minutes until warmed through, stirring frequently.
- How to store uncooked gnocchi: Keep any leftover uncooked gnocchi in the fridge for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container. You can also freeze gnocchi for up to 2 months before it is cooked.
More Turkey Recipes
- Creamy Turkey Orzo Soup
- Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Soup
- Turkey Potato Chowder
- Leftover Turkey Fried Rice
- Leftover Turkey Stuffed Peppers
- Buffalo Turkey Wraps
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