Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup has a thick and rich broth with shredded carrots, celery, chopped spinach, gnocchi and chicken hidden throughout. This tastes even better than the Olive Garden! 


Fall is in the air here in Utah and the leaves are starting to change in the mountains. It is absolutely gorgeous! There are so many things that I love about fall. And the fact that our air conditioning hasn’t been running all day and night is just a huge bonus.

As the temps start to drop there is nothing better than a big bowl of hearty soup.


This Olive Garden Copycat recipe has been on my list of soups to make for a few years now. I love all of Olive Garden’s Soups but their Chicken Gnocchi soup is awesome. The best part is that it is so easy to make! It comes together in less than 20 minutes.


You guys are going to love the incredible creamy and rich broth. It is flavored with the perfect amount of seasonings. It has one of my favorite herbs inside…. thyme. It is so hearty with the added chicken and gnocchi. I absolutely love gnocchi. It is the perfect addition to this soup. Along with shredded carrots, celery, and spinach this soup is full of flavor! Put this on your list of must try soups! You will not regret it.


Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)

4.37 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup has a thick and rich broth with shredded carrots, celery, chopped spinach and gnocchi hidden throughout. This tastes even better than the Olive Garden!


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 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 half-and-half
  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth for a thinner soup use 2
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves chopped
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken breast I used rotisserie
  • 1 16 ounce package potato gnocchi on the pasta isle
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a [url:1]large pot[/url] add butter and olive oil. Over medium high heat sauté onion, celery and garlic until tender. Add the flour to create a roux and cook for another minute.
  2. Slowly add the half and half and chicken broth and stir until it starts to thicken. Add the thyme, carrots, spinach, chicken and gnocchi. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until gnocchi is cooked and soup is thickened. (If you want a thinner soup add another can of chicken broth.) Salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Adapted from [url:2]All Recipes[/url]

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 387IU8%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Has anyone perfected this as “shelf-stable” or pantry meal meal?
    I bought some gnocchi it is supposed to be good on the shelf for one year, wondered if anyone else covered the other ingredients to be good on the shelf for a year.

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