Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This chicken gnocchi soup is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner! If you love the Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup, you have to try this!

This soup is a great copycat of the Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup! You've gotta try it!

The other day, on Facebook, I took a poll asking what recipe you’d like to see posted today.

It was between Tuscan roasted vegetables and this chicken gnocchi soup.

Y’all overwhelmingly voted for this soup recipe!

I mean, I choose soup over veggies most day too. I feel you.

And, besides, it’s worked out great because my kids have been so obsessed with Olive Garden lately and this recipe is a riff on the Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup recipe!

This chicken gnocchi soup recipe can be made at home in about 30 minutes!

This soup cures your Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup cravings!

Unfortunately for them, the nearest one is almost 30 minutes away, so that means we don’t eat there too terribly often.

I have to really be craving a breadstick to make that drive. 😉

And when they go, they almost always order spaghetti.


Plain Jane boring spaghetti.

Don’t they know that I make this baked spaghetti at home that’s loaded with cream cheese, sour cream, and cottage cheese that is world’s better than any restaurant spaghetti?!

Kids, man.

This recipe for chicken gnocchi soup is a family favorite. The gnocchi is so goooooood!

The other thing they always order is this chicken and gnocchi soup.

I always have the hardest time choosing between soup and salad at Olive Garden. I mean, both are so fantastic.

How’s a girl to choose?

So, now I get the salad and just make this Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup at home! It’s so easy!

To make this soup, you’ll want some cooked, shredded or diced chicken. I use this crockpot shredded chicken. I always have some on hand in my freezer.

This chicken and gnocchi soup is a favorite of my kids! They love the juicy chicken and tender gnocchi!

You’ll cook your veggies in a bit of olive oil, add in some flour, and then pour in some chicken broth, cream, and milk.

You want your soup to be nice and creamy! That’s a big part of what makes it so filling and satisfying.

This chicken gnocchi soup recipe calls for packaged gnocchi. You can find it in the pasta section at your grocery store.

Yes, I imagine homemade gnocchi could be substituted here, but I’ve never done it myself. I need to get on that, though!

For now, the packaged gnocchi is just fine. It’s tender and soft and chewy and just so good!

Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe!

Now that you can buy Olive Garden’s salad dressing (affiliate link) by the bottle, I usually serve this soup with a side salad. Lots of fresh tomatoes, olives, red onions, and crunchy lettuce.

This also goes great with my creamy onion garlic bread. It’s literally the best garlic bread in the world, in my humble opinion. 😉

Chicken gnocchi soup recipe!!

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 25 mins
Serves 6     adjust servings

This chicken gnocchi soup recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes! It's full of juicy chicken and tender gnocchi in a creamy broth. 


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • 16 ounce package potato gnocchi
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and celery and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. 
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and whisk for 1 minute.
  5. Whisk in the chicken broth, cream, and milk. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly, until soup has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken, spinach, gnocchi, carrots, thyme, salt, and pepper and stir. 
  7. Continue simmering for 10 minutes or until gnocchi and carrots are tender and cooked through. 
  8. Serve immediately. 


Recipe Notes


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 442kcal Calories from fat 228
% Daily Value
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 733mg 31%
Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 16g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g