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Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This thick & creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is so easy to make at home and is filled with savory chicken, gnocchi, spinach, and a hint of garlic. A perfect replica of the Olive Garden version! 

Be sure to try my Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup and my Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup next!

Chicken Gnocchi Soup in a white bowl with a roll in the background.

I think a serious thing for Olive Garden Copycat Recipes. I actually just made their Alfredo sauce the other day. It’s almost too good, just like this soup.

Before we start, you might be wondering…

What is Gnocchi

  • Gnocchi are small dumplings that are typically made from potato and served with sauce.
  • They are typically served as a main course similarly to how pasta would be served.

Where do I find Gnocchi?

  • Gnocchi can be found in the dried pasta aisle at the grocery store.
  • You can also make your own Gnocchi in about 1 hour, with an extra 10 minutes added for cooking time. A homemade version would definitely make this soup that much better.

Storing Leftovers

  • This soup should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Can Chicken Gnocchi Soup be Frozen?

  • Cream-based soups tend to separated after being frozen and reheated, but you can certainly freeze this, I personally don’t mind a slight change in consistency.
  • Let it fully cool prior to freezing.
  • It’s best to use it within 3 months of freezing.

Can Milk be used instead of Half and Half?

  • Milk can be used as a substitute for half and half in this recipe, however it won’t be as thick or as creamy.

Using Homemade Chicken Stock

Whenever you make homemade soup, I highly suggest using homemade chicken stock. I promise, your cooking will taste ten times better.

Remember that you can always freeze leftover chicken carcass/meat and make chicken stock on a day when you have time! No defrosting necessary!

 

a white bowl full of chicken gnocchi soup on a white plate with a roll in the background.

⭐PRO Tip:⭐ If it doesn’t seem as though your soup is thick at first, it will definitely thicken more as it continues to simmer. You may even find yourself adding a tad more chicken broth to obtain a thinner consistency.

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Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

5 from 16 votes
This thick & creamy soup copycat Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup is filled with savory chicken, gnocchi, spinach, and a hint of garlic. An Olive Garden classic made right in your own kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup celery , diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 14 oz. chicken broth, (equal to 1 + 3/4 cups)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 Cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 + ½ cups diced cooked chicken breast, (Rotisserie works well)
  • 16 oz. potato gnocchi, (in the pasta isle)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter and the olive oil. Add the diced onion, celery, and minced garlic and heat until tender. Mix in the flour to create a roux and cook for another minute.
  • Add the chicken broth. Gradually stir in the half and half and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the thyme, carrots, spinach, chicken, and gnocchi, and simmer for another 5 minutes or under the gnocchi is cooked and the soup has thickened. Add salt and pepper if desired and serve!

Notes

⭐PRO Tip:⭐ If it doesn't seem as though your soup is thick at first, it will definitely thicken more as it continues to simmer. You may even find yourself adding a tad more chicken broth to obtain a thinner consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 637mg, Potassium: 388mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 4140IU, Vitamin C: 10.9mg, Calcium: 127mg, Iron: 3.6mg

Recipe Adapted from: The Recipe Critic

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48 comments on “Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup”

  1. I added a cup of white wine, and a half block, shredded parmesan cheese. I’ve made it several times, and it’s been good and needed more fluid. The white wine really adds depth to this!!!

  2. Wonderful soup!! So flavorful. 

  3. Very good! Everyone asked for more. I doubled the recipe. Followed the directions (except no thyme. Never liked the taste). Soup was great! Thank you

    • I’m happy to hear you liked the Gnocchi Soup Anne! Olive Garden is my guilty pleasure and I love getting this soup. I was so happy to realize it can be made from home. Thanks so much for the review!!!😀

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