Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

New recipe from Heritage Schoolhouse: Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

You will need –
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks of celery, diced
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half and half
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound cooked chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces
handful of fresh spinach, chopped
1 package of gnocchi (potato pasta)
Heat butter and oil in a saucepan.
Saute onion, garlic and celery for several minutes.
Add flour and stir.
Add half and half and broth and bring to a boil.
Stir until mixture begins to thicken.
Add seasonings, chicken, spinach and gnocchi.
Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!

Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch Dip

If you’ve ever been to Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant you know they bring out this yummy jalapeno ranch dip as soon as you sit down, with a basket of fresh chips.

Now you can whip it up and enjoy at home! Serve it with any veggie or drizzle it in a sandwich or over tacos. Yum!


Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch Dip


1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
1/2 c. pickled Jalapenos
1/4 tsp. Onion powder
1/2 c. Mayonnaise
1/3 c. Salsa
1/4 Black pepper
1/4 Salt
1/2 c. Sour cream
1/2 c. Buttermilk
Mix all ingredients in a food processor, process until smooth. Enjoy!