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Pheasant & potato gnocchi soup Recipe

Updated: May 29, 2023

Recipe by Jeff Benda

Editor's Note: Be sure to visit Jeff's website for all of Jeff's great recipes. We are very thankful that Jeff contributes to our website here with his talents!

a bowl of colourful soup sits on a whitewashed table.

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

Gnocchi, Spinach and a bowl of boneless pheasant meat.
Simple ingredients and a simple recipe...beautiful results! Thanks Jeff.


  • 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 heavy whipping cream and gnocchi. Stir and cook over medium heat for another 5 minutes until the soup has thickened and the gnocchi has softened.

  • 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.

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TobyLauren Burgess
TobyLauren Burgess
May 08, 2023

Dang - that looks so good!

John Schneider
John Schneider
May 09, 2023
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It does...and I'm not really a "soup guy". This will be a thing in camp this fall though.

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