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!

Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 373 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 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 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
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  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 Facts
Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 637mg 27%
Potassium 388mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 82.8%
Vitamin C 13.2%
Calcium 12.7%
Iron 19.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.