Cream of Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Recipe -
Cream of Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Cream of Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

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"A copycat version of the Olive Garden® soup. Oh so good!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Melt butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion, celery, carrot, and garlic until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir flour into vegetable mixture; cook and stir until vegetables are evenly coated and flour is fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Pour chicken broth, half-and-half, and milk over vegetable mixture; cook and stir until mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat and stir gnocchi, chicken, and spinach into broth mixture; season with rosemary, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg. Cook soup over low heat until gnocchi become tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can buy frozen gnocchi and place in slow cooker for 2 hours. Or cook entire soup in a slow cooker until flavors blend, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Reviews More Reviews

Jul 01, 2014

Really close to Olive Garden. Very good!!!!

Nov 06, 2014

Really good -- DON'T FORGET TO TOP WITH GRATED PARMESAN (we luv Romano) before eating!! Totally necessary ;) Kids and hubs ate a lot including leftovers even though there was vegetable looking matter (spinach)... We are OG goers, I love this soup and have not detected any hint of celery or other distinctive spicing. So, I did not use nutmeg, rosemary, or celery. I also used all 2% milk for the two listed dairy ingredients and did need a bit of cornstarch at the end. This is a great recipe.


15 Ratings

Jul 10, 2014

This turned out really good! I had to cook my chicken and boil my gnocchi (I bought them frozen) before what the actual recipe calls for. Other than that the recipe turned out great.

Jul 03, 2014

It was so good my family asked for more. It felt great to have something to warm up the belly.

Jun 25, 2014

This was absolutely wonderful. Tastes just like the one from Olive Garden. I'll definitely be making this again.

Dec 25, 2014

incredible soup! we omitted the lemon peel and juice and it was still delicious! very close to the Olive Garden one!

Dec 23, 2014

I used half the amount of butter and no half & half, and it was quite good. Much healthier and brought out the celery taste.

Dec 16, 2014

Great recipe! My husband and kids loved it


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  • Calories
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 854 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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