Italian Chicken Soup with Toasted Parmesan Gnocchi (Alexandra Guarnaschelli) Recipe

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Italian Chicken Soup with  Toasted  Parmesan Gnocchi (Alexandra Guarnaschelli)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake the potatoes until soft, about 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large soup pot, brown the bacon over medium heat. Add the carrots, celery and onions. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the vegetables are translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken, thyme and broth; bring to a simmer and skim any foam that rises to the top. Reduce the heat and barely simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 40 minutes. Discard the thyme. Remove the chicken and let cool. Pull off the meat and shred into bite-sized pieces; cover and set aside. Season the broth with salt and pepper.
  3. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and cook, stirring, until toasted, about 3 minutes; set aside. Halve the baked potatoes and scoop the flesh into a bowl; mash with a fork and season with salt and pepper. Sift the flour over the potatoes and add the toasted crumbs, parmesan and nutmeg; lightly knead to make a firm dough. Roll into 1/2-inch-wide cylinders; cut into 1/2-inch pieces and round the edges to make oval-shaped gnocchi. Bring the soup to a boil and drop in the gnocchi. Cook until they float to the top, 1 to 2 minutes; transfer the gnocchi to warm bowls with a slotted spoon.
  4. Beat the eggs with a fork; use the fork to paint ribbons of egg across the soup. Let set, about 30 seconds. Stir in the chicken meat, parsley, basil and spinach; season with salt and pepper. Ladle the soup over the gnocchi. Serve with lemon wedges and more Parmesan.
  5. Photograph by Yunhee Kim
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2315.01 Kcal (9692 kJ)
Calories from fat 1543.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 171.52g 264%
Cholesterol 347.94mg 116%
Sodium 1874.06mg 78%
Potassium 3262.37mg 69%
Total Carbs 80.34g 27%
Sugars 22.33g 89%
Dietary Fiber 12.73g 51%
Protein 112.31g 225%
Vitamin C 50.1mg 83%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 8%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Calcium 287.4mg 29%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 147.78 Kcal (619 kJ)
Calories from fat 98.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.95g 264%
Cholesterol 22.21mg 116%
Sodium 119.63mg 78%
Potassium 208.25mg 69%
Total Carbs 5.13g 27%
Sugars 1.43g 89%
Dietary Fiber 0.81g 51%
Protein 7.17g 225%
Vitamin C 3.2mg 83%
Iron 0.3mg 24%
Calcium 18.3mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 59.8
  • 62

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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