This Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup is a family favorite recipe that is delicious and comforting. It's easy to make and filled with tasty vegetables and gnocchi!
Making soup isn't only for cold days, especially with this delicious recipe! This is a staple soup in our home, and I often bring it to new parent's, potlucks, and to friend's when they are sick. Everyone always loves it and begs for the recipe because it tastes just like Olive Garden's Chicken Gnocchi Soup! Pair this with the Best Ever Garlic Bread and you have the perfect meal!
Chicken Gnocchi soup is one of Olive Garden's most popular dishes, but now you can make it at home with this copycat recipe. It tastes so good, and it's super easy to make. With options to lighten it up at home, you don't have to feel guilty about eating it. Serve this delicious soup with a side of crusty garlic bread or a delicious wedge salad and you have the perfect meal!
How to make Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup:
**scroll down for full ingredients list and printable directions**
- Get all the ingredients together. Use a medium to large stock pot/dutch oven to make this soup.
- First cook the chicken and set aside. Then cook the vegetables by sautéing them. Add the flour and mix in with the vegetables and butter, then slowly add the broth, milk, cream, and spices. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for a few minutes. It will start to thicken while simmering.
- Add the gnocchi and fresh spinach and simmer for 5 minutes, then add the chicken back to the pot and cook another 10 minutes. Serve the Olive Garden Copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup immediately.
How to lighten up the soup:
There are a few ways you can save on calories and fat for this chicken gnocchi soup, and it doesn't change the overall flavor of the soup.
- Use low fat or skim milk instead of full fat milk.
- Use half and half instead of heavy cream.
- Use boneless, skinless chicken breast as the recipe calls for.
- Use reduced sodium chicken broth to reduce the sodium content.
- Add more spinach to the chicken gnocchi soup. This will add spinach to your serving and all the health benefits as well!
Where can I find Gnocchi at the grocery store?
- Potato Gnocchi is usually found in the pasta aisle at the grocery store. At my stores it always seems to be on the top or bottom shelf, in a vacuum sealed package. This is perfect for this chicken gnocchi soup.
- At stores like Whole Foods, they usually carry fresh Gnocchi in the refrigerated section.
- You can also order Gnocchi off of Amazon.
- You can also make Gnocchi yourself at home. This recipe has great reviews!
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This Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup is a family favorite recipe that is delicious and comforting. It’s easy to make and filled with tasty vegetables and gnocchi!
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized cubes
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 TBS minced garlic
- ⅓ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 ½ cups reduced sodium chicken broth
- 3 ½ cups milk
- 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 lb potato gnocchi (1 package)
- 1 cup fresh chopped spinach
Using a dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat, add 2 TBS butter and cubed chicken. Saute chicken until cooked through, about 6-7 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.
Add remaining butter, melt. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, and thyme; saute 3 minutes. Whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes while stirring. While stirring slowly add broth, milk, and cream. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
Add gnocchi, spinach, and chicken back to the pot. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.
Nutritional information (1 cup): 333 calories, 21g fat, 19g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 1g sugar, 17g protein.
- based off using 1% milk and reduced sodium broth