Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup at home! This version is lightened up a little bit, so you can eat it any day of the week with no guilt!

I love soup season. I could eat Taco Soup pretty much every day of the week. And this chicken gnocchi soup is what I order every time I go to Olive Garden.

Because lets face it their Soup, Salad, and Breadsticks is pretty much the best lunch ever! When I was a kid Olive Garden was the place I always picked for celebration meals. Now I really crave their soup on cold days!

Make the famous Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup at home super quick and easy

This Gnocchi Soup has a creamy broth with big chunks of chicken, carrots, celery, onions, and even some spinach thrown in. Total comfort food in a bowl! I always have a package of gnocchi in my pantry so I can make this Cheesy Gnocchi Skillet as well.

My swap reduced the fat by half. Did it affect the flavor? I am sure it did a little. It wasnt as rich as the Olive Garden version, but it was still creamy, comforting, and delicious. Just double the butter and oil in the recipe below if you want the full fat version.

Chicken Gnocchi Soup is so easy to make and perfect for a cold night

You all know that I am a fan of copycat recipes, and this is one of my favorites to make. It is always great to get to make restaurant favorites at home! Especially when you can lighten them up a little and enjoy them more often. Check out some others that I love!

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Easy homemade soup that is so much better than going out!

This Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is quickly going to become a favorite. It is really easy to make and so comforting. Plus you can make Olive Garden Breadsticks at home as well, so you dont even miss out!

This gnocchi soup really comes together in just minutes, so you can even make it on busy nights. And the leftovers are great for lunch the next day as well.

Can you Freeze Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Yep, not only are the leftovers great the next day, you can freeze a whole batch for later. Once the soup has cooled, store in an air tight container in the freezer for a couple months. Then just thaw and reheat over medium heat.

What is Gnocchi

Gnocchi are small potato dumplings. They are usually made with flour, potatoes, and eggs. Sometimes they have different ingredients added, but this the base version. Where do I find gnocchi in my grocery store? It is usually near the dried pasta in a vacuum sealed package. Some stores have a frozen version as well that works really well.

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup - A lightened up version of Olive Garden's Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 Tbls butter
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 small onion, ,diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, ,chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, , minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 quart fat free evaporated milk or half and half
  • 1 cup chicken breasts, , cooked and diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, , shredded
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, , coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (16oz) package gnocchi


  1. In a large pot heat butter and oil over medium high heat. Saute onion, celery and garlic until the onion is soft and translucent.
  2. Add flour, and stir until well mixed. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add evaporated milk or half and half.
  4. Meanwhile, in another pan cook gnocchi according to the package directions.
  5. Add carrots and chicken to the soup pot. Stir often, it should start to thicken slightly.
  6. Add chicken stock, cooked gnocchi, spinach, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover, and heat for 5 minutes, until heated through.


Adapted from Pass the Sushi

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 442 Total Fat 23g Saturated Fat 11g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 11g Cholesterol 87mg Sodium 416mg Carbohydrates 35g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 1g Sugar 20g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 23g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.
Erin S
Cuisine: American / Category: Dinner Recipes

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