Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup recipe is better than the original! It serves 6 and costs $9.08 to make. That’s just $1.51 per serving!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken, copycat, Gnocchi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 355kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!
Cost $9.08



  • 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.
    How to Make Chicken Gnocchi Soup Step 1
  • Sprinkle in the flour and stir constantly as the flour cooks, about 1-2 minutes.
    How to Make Chicken Gnocchi Soup Step 2
  • Slowly whisk in the half and half and simmer until thickened, about 4-6 minutes. 
    How to Make Chicken Gnocchi Soup Step 3
  • Whisk in the chicken broth and simmer until thickened again about 2-4 minutes.
    How to Make Chicken Gnocchi Soup Step 4
  • Add the Carrots, spinach leaves, parsley, thyme, chicken, and gnocchi. Continue to cook until all the ingredients are just heated through.
    How to Make Chicken Gnocchi Soup Step 5
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese. 
    How to Make Chicken Gnocchi Soup Step 6



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 957mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 6205IU | Vitamin C: 15.4mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 3.6mg