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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 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.
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.
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