A bowl of French onion soup with whole onions in foreground
Take Classic French Onion Soup Up A Level With Gnocchi
Gnocchi are pillowy, soft Italian dumplings made from mashed potatoes (or sometimes sweet potatoes), flour, and eggs. They make any soup more substantial and filling.
Rich and savory French onion soup becomes even better with gnocchi. The tender dumplings soak up the broth, creating a hearty, cozy main course to warm you up on chilly nights.
Prepare your onion soup, and while it's simmering, parboil the gnocchi and drain them well. Toss them into the broth so they absorb flavor while retaining their shape and texture.
If you prefer a one-pot method, simmer the gnocchi directly in the broth once the soup is almost ready. Cook for a few minutes until the gnocchi float to the surface, then serve.
You can also bake your gnocchi soup to finish. Sprinkle grated cheese on top of ramekins of soup and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.