Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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!copycat-olive-garden-chicken-gnocchi-soup

I think a serious thing for Olive Garden. I have seven Olive Garden copycat recipes and counting right now. I’m too scared to bring my screeching toddler there so, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. 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.

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Well alright then. We’re all educated now. Now back to this gnocchi soup. It definitely thickens up as it sits, so be patient for that- it’ll happen. You might even want to reserve some extra chicken broth just in case you want to thin in out a little. Just wait and see what happens with it and adjust according to your preference.

Now, next up on your soup list definitely needs to be this Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup. 😄

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5 from 4 votes
Servings: 6
Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
 
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

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
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 1 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
Recipe Notes

If it doesn't seem like your soup is thickening, just wait it out- it definitely will. You may even choose to add a little more chicken broth to thin it out a bit.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 373, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 637mg, Potassium: 388mg, Carbohydrates: 39g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin A: 82.8%, Vitamin C: 13.2%, Calcium: 12.7%, Iron: 19.8%

 

Recipe Adapted from: The Recipe Critic

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