dinner

my mom’s potato soup with bacon and gnocchi

Every winter I looked forward to my mom making a huge vat of this soup – it’s definitely one of my favorites. Even calling this dish soup seems silly considering there are carbs on top of carbs and then BACON. It’s super hearty and makes awesome leftovers.

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Ingredients
2 tbs butter
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
5 potatoes (peeled and sliced thin)
3 cups water
1 1/2 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups of chopped gnocchi
8 slices bacon
3 cups whole milk
1/2 cup sour cream
salt & pepper
chives or parsley
shredded cheddar for garnish

Start by melting 2 tbs of butter over low heat and add the onions and celery and cook until soft (not brown).
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Add the potatoes (peeled and sliced thin) with 3 cups of water.

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Bring to a boil, cover and turn down to a simmer. Cook for 25 minutes. Then stir in 1 1/2 cans of cream of chicken soup and the gnocchi.

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Cover and cook another 10 minutes. Then stir in 3 cups of milk, the sour cream, the cooked and chopped bacon, and the salt and pepper to taste and cook until heated through.

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Top with shredded cheddar and parsley or chopped chives for garnish. EAT!

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