Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Olive Garden Copycat Recipe tastes just like the original and it is ready in just 30 minutes! It’s one of my favorite easy dinner recipes! 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken, copycat, Gnocchi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 355kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups half-and-half 1 quart
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/4 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