Chicken soup for the soul.

I suppose there is good reason a entire series of books is named after the ultimate comfort food.


What is it about a warm bowl of chicken soup? It’s comforting, filling, full of medicinal properties and sometimes it is the only answer to a long day. Whether a sore throat or a broken heart, chicken soup makes me feel better. Soup is always my go to when I’m feeling under the weather.


This chicken soup gets a bit of a make over with ground chicken meatballs and sweet potato gnocchi. Superfoods kale and yam finish the soup off making it kind of the bomb if I do say so myself. I made a big batch of this last week. We had a houseful of guys staying with us that happily gobbled up anything I put in front of them. I have to say few things make me happier than feeding other people. So it was awesome to watch it disappear quickly. I did, however, save just enough to give two jars to friends that were fighting off colds. Who wouldn’t love a jar of homemade soup?


Finally, finally, FINALLY, the snow is flying. I got my first official powder day of the season today! Yipee. After a cold day on the mountain, it doesn’t get more homey than this. Winter greens, sweet potato and mini chicken meatballs. Game on. Here’s to staying healthy and skiing powder days!

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12 Responses to Chicken Meatball Soup with Gnocchi, Sweet Potato and Kale

  1. Maria says:

    Glad you are enjoying the snow:) I am sure this soup is the perfect meal to come home to after a day on the mountain!

  2. Kalyn says:

    You had me at kale!

  3. Bev Weidner says:


    I’ll take a billion 80 jars.

  4. Deborah says:

    I can’t think of a better gift to get when you are sick than that jar of this delicious soup!

  5. Karista says:

    Wow, this looks fantastic. What a fabulous blend of delicious and healthy flavors! On my menu for the week. Enjoy the slopes Kelly!

  6. Hello! I have just found your blog, and really enjoyed looking through some of your posts and pages.

    This soup looks wonderful – you are the kind of friend to have if you deliver soup to people when they are coming down with something. I need to remember to do that for people in the future.


  7. Love the idea of adding gnocchi to soup! Great recipe 🙂 Happy to find your blog!

  8. Oh my!! This looks fabulous! I can’t get enough soup during the winter.

  9. Sherry says:

    Um, how much olive oil, celery, carrots, and onion?

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