Recipe by Jeff Benda
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This simple Pheasant Gnocchi Soup recipe is a perfect way to warm up on a weeknight this season!
It's filled with lots of potato gnocchi dumplings, tender pieces of pheasant breast, and fresh colorful veggies (like spinach and carrot) and it's all bathing in a rich and creamy broth. You can't go wrong with this cozy, super easy, and satisfying soup.
1 pound boneless skinless pheasant breast, cut into small pieces
1 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 tbsp dried rosemary
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp minced garlic
5 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 lb. package of store-bought potato gnocchi
3 ounces fresh spinach, chopped
Over medium-high heat, add the onion, celery, carrot, seasonings, and garlic to a 6-quart pot. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add the pheasant and sauté another 10 minutes, stirring often.
Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the cornstarch mixture and simmer for 2 minutes.
Add the spinach and stir to combine until wilted.
If the soup is a little too thick at this point, add an additional cup of water and season again with salt and pepper as needed. Be sure to taste and adjust with salt/pepper before serving. It may need more depending on the saltiness of your broth.
This recipe for Pheasant is so simple and quick, but the results will surprise everyone! A beautiful dish to make after a day of upland hunting in the grasslands.