Don’t be intimidated by the fancy, ‘food network’ name, this soup is soup-er easy to make. See what I did there?! I’ve been waiting and waiting for the opportunity to use gnocchi for a soup recipe and this here does not disappoint. Of course if you’re anti-gnocchi, you can use potatoes instead… but then the dish won’t sound quite as fancy. Your call.
Just know that when it comes to hearty stick-to-your-ribs type meals, soups and pastas are ALWAYS the answer. Oh and cheese! Cheese makes everything better. Anyway, I found this recipe at the The Whisking Kitchen, and it is everything that you could possibly want from a Fall soup. Hearty and cheesy and pumpkin-y! You must try this!!!
Pumpkin Beer & Sharp Cheddar Gnocchi Soup
- 1lb gnocchi
- 1/4c unsalted butter
- 3 carrots, diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 2 leeks, sliced thinly
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1tsp fresh rosemary, minced
- 1tsp fresh thyme, minced
- 1tsp fresh sage, minced
- 1tsp salt + 1tsp freshly cracked pepper
- 1/3c all purpose flour
- 2c vegetable broth
- 1 bottle (12oz) pumpkin flavored beer
- 1c half & half
- 1c whole milk
- 1lb sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- In a large pan, melt butter and sauté vegetables until softened (about 10-15 minutes)
- Add in salt, pepper, herbs, and flour and stir well
- Cook gnocchi according to package instructions, strain in a colander, and set aside
- Slowly add in vegetable broth, pumpkin beer, half &half, whole milk, and finally cooked gnocchi
- stir gently
- bring mixture to a simmer
- add in cheese a little at a time so it has a chance to melt and blend into the mixture
- Continue to simmer until all the cheese is melted
- Garnish with sage leaves or pumpkin seeds
You guys, this soup is incredible! It’s like all the comfort of mac and cheese mixed with all the gooey of an amazing cheese dip perfectly captured in soup form. Grab a baguette and dig in!
Source: Pumpkin Beer & Sharp Cheddar Gnocchi Soup and BIG Changes!
2 thoughts on “Try This—Pumpkin Beer & Sharp Cheddar Gnocchi Soup”
I have missed fall so much this year–my 3rd since moving to Morocco, then the Caribbean. You’ve inspired me to make some fall with this recipe. Looks delicious!
Wow! Morocco and then the Caribbean! That’s so amazing. I always wondered what it would be like to live somewhere that doesn’t have the change in seasons that I’m used to. I really hope this recipe brings you all the joy of Fall!!!