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This Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup recipe is better than the original! It serves six and costs $9.08 to make. That’s just $1.51 per serving!
There is no need to spend hours at the stove babysitting a pot for this recipe. This Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is ready in just 30 minutes. This recipe is one of the most popular recipes on my blog for the last few years.
Readers rave about this recipe. Here are some of their comments:
Cathy: My husband LOVES Olive Garden’s version of this soup so I decided to give it a try on a cold winter’s day. He said this recipe is just as yummy.
Julie: Best soup I’ve ever made! I had nothing left they loved it so much!
Debbie: Made this a few days ago and I was good when I tasted it. We sat down three days later to enjoy and it took on a whole different meaning.
Cassandra: You have made my day. I have been going to the restaurant twice a week for this soup. I am making it for dinner and freeze tomorrow. You have saved me big bucks!!!!
If you have been with me for a while, you know that I love copycat recipes (I have 36 and counting on my site!). I love making restaurant-quality meals at home. This Chicken Gnocchi Soup is going to blow your mind! One reader Mandy said:
“I’ve recently eaten this soup at Olive Garden and I think this recipe is better!”
Making this soup at home is way more economical than taking the family to Olive Garden. For under $10, this recipe will serve six people.
Make this copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup today, and I bet it will end up on your family’s favorite recipes list!
Cook’s Note – Chicken Gnocchi Soup:
- You can lighten this soup up by using 2 cups of half-and-half and 2 cups of milk. To lighten up the recipe even further, you can also use just milk, and it’ll still taste great.
- For this recipe, you can cook up the chicken breasts and then dice them, or you can use rotisserie chicken, which is what I do most of the time.
- You can find gnocchi for this recipe in a couple of different places in the supermarket. My local store sells shelf-stable potato gnocchi where dry pasta is sold. Sometimes you can find them in the refrigerated section where ravioli or tortellini are sold.
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Cook’s Tools and Ingredients:
- soup pot
- wooden spoon
MORE OLIVE GARDEN COPYCAT RECIPES:
- Lemon Cream Cake
- Tuscan Garlic Chicken Recipe
- Smoked Mozzarella Fonduta
- Tortellini Al Forno
- Zuppa Toscana
How much will this Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe Cost:
RECIPE COST: $9.08
PER SERVING COST: $1.51
NOTE: The recipe prices are used calculating name brand products from grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- 4 Tablespoons butter – $0.40
- 1 large yellow onion diced – $0.62
- 1 cup diced celery – $0.18
- 2 large garlic cloves minced – $0.10
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour – $0.05
- 4 cups half-and-half 1 quart – $1.74
- 3 cups chicken broth – $1.44
- 1 1/2 cup shredded carrots – $0.60
- 1 cup roughly chopped fresh spinach – $0.94
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley – $0.05
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme – $0.04
- 1 cup chicken – $1.04
- 1 pound package gnocchi – $1.88
Olive Garden Gnocchi Soup Recipe Questions Answered:
Can I freeze gnocchi soup?
Yes, you can freeze Gnocchi Soup. It will stay fresh in the freezer for two months. Place the soup in an airtight container before placing it in the freezer.
How many calories are in chicken gnocchi soup?
There are about 355 calories in one serving of my copycat soup recipe.
What to Serve with Chicken Gnocchi Soup
When I serve this soup as a main dish, I like to serve it with Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks and Lemon Crumb Cake for dessert.
When I’m not serving this soup as a main dish, I like to serve it along with a couple of other Olive Garden copycat recipes like this Smoked Mozzarella Fonduta or Tortellini Al Forno.
More Copycat Recipes:
- BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Brownie Brittle
- Outback Steakhouse Bread
- Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup
- Pizzeria Pizza Sauce
- Red Velvet Cheesecake
- Outback Bread
- Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake Cheesecake Cake
- Cracker Barrel Fried Apples
- Costco Spinach Salad
- Copycat Dole Whip
- Disney Apple Pie Caramel Apples
- Cracker Jack recipe
- Cheesecake Factory Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes
- Hawaiian Food Truck Garlic Shrimp
How to make Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Olive Garden Copycat:
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 1 large yellow onion diced
- 1 cup diced celery
- 2 large garlic cloves minced
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 4 cups half-and-half 1 quart
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 ½ cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup roughly chopped fresh spinach
- ½ teaspoon parsley
- ¼ teaspoon thyme
- 1 cup chicken cooked and diced or shredded
- 1 pound package gnocchi
- salt & pepper to taste
- Freshly grated Parmesan cheese – for garnish
- In a large soup pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent and lightly browned around the edges, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds.
- Sprinkle in the flour and stir constantly as the flour cooks, about 1-2 minutes.
- Slowly whisk in the half and half and simmer until thickened, about 4-6 minutes.
- Whisk in the chicken broth and simmer until thickened again about 2-4 minutes.
- Add the Carrots, spinach leaves, parsley, thyme, chicken, and gnocchi. Continue to cook until all the ingredients are just heated through.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.
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Today is a rainy, chilly day in May and this soup hit the spot. I didn’t have celery or spinach to add, so I substituted frozen peas instead–not bad! I’ve recently eaten this soup at Olive Garden and I think this recipe is better! Thank you for sharing!
Mandy, I am SO glad you enjoyed the soup. It’s definitely a family favorite at my house! Thanks for stopping by!
Making this now, in my instant pot. Cannot wait!! But chicken is still in unthawing in water. Wish it would hurry up!
Just a small addition olive garden adds a pinch of nutmeg into their soup. I tried to duplicate it at home after the first time I had it. I got close but had to go back for more to pin it down 🙂
Patricia Hartman says
I love this soup recipe, my favorite part is the gnocchi, I always add Extra to the soup.
I’m so glad you enjoy this recipe, thank for stopping by! 🙂
Darlene @ Dip Recipe Creations says
This looks amazing. My husband really likes gnocchi, but isn’t a huge fan of soups. Maybe this recipe could convert him 🙂
What a cozy and delicious bowl of soup! I forget you can buy prepared made gnocchi. Such a great way to put this together so quickly with all of the other yummy flavors. Awesome new pics too!
Looks so delicious and comforting! Perfect on cold winter days ♥
Krissy Allori says
I love soup and can’t wait to try this wonderful recipe. Ive never tried soup with gnocchi and can’t wait to try this new experience!
I’m going to try this recipe! I’ve looked at tons of recipes and this one looks great! My only question is, do you cook your gnocchi first or just add it to the pot?
No need to cook the gnocchi before it hits the soup.
Mya Murphy says
This looks so yummy.. It may be hot outside, but this recipe makes me want to try it, regardless of if it’s not fall or winter.
I love soup during the fall and winter, but what season it is doesn’t stop me from making this recipe! 🙂
Teresa P says
Can it be done in a crock pot?
Thank you for a great recipe! I’ve never had this soup at Olive Garden but it sounded good. I just made it and I used 4 cups 1% milk, diced the carrots instead of shredding, and used poultry seasoning instead of thyme. My daughter just told me this is the best soup I have ever made lol.
Sharie, SO glad you and your daughter enjoyed the soup. Your comment made my day! 🙂
This soup is my favorite dish on their menu and I am so happy to be able to make it at home! I think your recipe is even better than the original, we loved it!
Anything copycat from olive garden is a favorite in our home. Thank you for this delicious soup recipe. So so good.
Mary Lou Fitzgerald says
Wonderful soup for any occasion – a stay-in easy but filling meal, a share-it meal for a sick friend, or just indulge yourself your-worth-it. I can’t get out to Olive Garden anymore, but I can certainly enjoy a favorite soup. This is actually “better” as you know what is in it 🙂 The gnocchi are easy enough to do and make the soup a blue ribbon dish. Thank you for sharing your cooking talents.
Mary, Thank you for the glowing review! I’m thrilled that you loved the soup. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Cathy Brown says
Oh, wow! This is my favorite thing to have at Olive Garden! Anxious to try this! Thank you so much for the great directions/instructions and information!
You’re so welcome, enjoy!
Very good ingredients, I like the gnocchi.
Teresa Plysiuk says
Thanks buddy!! I’m making it now in my instant pot! Frozen Che breast is in water unthawing!! DARN!!
Kakhaber Khmelidze says
Thanks for the another great, bright recipe.
You’re welcome. 🙂
Wow this looks amazing, I never had it at Olive Garden, and I’m thinking this might work out good in the slow cooker, too! Must try this!
Suzanne Greene says
Mmm mmm… this looks so yummy! It looks just like the Olive Garden version.
Elizabeth Tarlow says
This Chicken and Gnocchi Soup sounds amazing! Love the use of Gnocchi instead of Noodles! Thanks for sharing!!
My father had lunch with us today. I prepared this Chicken Gnocchi Soup as directed, using canned chicken breast (including the broth) and added grated parmesan cheese in step 5, with fresh parm at the table. Salt and pepper were also added at the table. It was excellent.
There were a couple of things I was tempted to cut back on, but decided to follow the recipe as written this first time of making it. I’m glad I did. This recipe was perfect for us. Thank you!
I am thrilled that you enjoyed this recipe. 🙂
Would like to make this for a sick friend but she is allergic to diary would almond milk taste as good?
Hi Ginny, I haven’t tried this recipe with almond milk. I image you can make it with almond milk, but I can’t speak to the taste.