Thanks to the Weisses for not only sharing a recipe for gnocchi, but also a recipe for chicken soup in which to place them.
CHICKEN TOSCANA SOUP
(Macaroni Grill is the restaurant we got this from.)
¼ c chopped onion
½ t chopped garlic
1 c chicken broth
1 c cooked chicken, roasted
1 ripe tomato
4 oz package gnocchi, cut in half
½ c cream or half-and-half
¾ c fresh baby spinach leaves
4 T Parmesan cheese
Cook the onions and garlic in olive oil for about 6 minutes or until onion becomes soft and transparent . Add chicken broth. Turn up heat and let it come to a boil. After the broth starts boiling, add the precooked chicken, gnocchi, and chopped tomato. Turn down to a simmer. Simmer about 5 minutes. Add cream then spinach. Remove from heat after the spinach wilts.
Sprinkle each bowl of soup with Parmesan cheese and a little basil.