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

⭐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 Facts
Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 637mg28%
Potassium 388mg11%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 4140IU83%
Vitamin C 10.9mg13%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.