Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Here’s the full recipe for Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup:


  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1 large chicken breast, grilled and chunked
  • 4-5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 package potato gnocchi
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Handfuls of spinach


  1. In a large pot, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped celery, onion, grated carrots, and minced garlic. Sauté for about 4 minutes until the vegetables are softened.
  2. Add the grilled and chunked chicken breast to the pot and stir well with the vegetables.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and add the half and half and the potato gnocchi to the pot. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Season the soup with dried thyme, dried parsley, garlic powder, and pepper, to taste. Stir well to incorporate the seasonings.
  6. Allow the soup to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the gnocchi is cooked through and the flavors have melded together.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together some cornstarch or flour with hot water to create a thick paste. Stir this paste into the soup to thicken it slightly.
  8. Finally, add a few handfuls of spinach to the soup and stir until wilted.
  9. Once the spinach is wilted and everything is heated through, the soup is ready to serve.
  10. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve hot. Enjoy your delicious Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup!

Here are some popular questions and their answers related to Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup:

Q: How close is this recipe to the Olive Garden version? A: Many people who have tried this recipe find it to be very close to the Olive Garden version. The flavors are rich and comforting, and the soup has the same creamy texture and delicious taste.

Q: Can I use store-bought gnocchi for this recipe? A: Yes, you can use store-bought gnocchi if you prefer. Just follow the cooking instructions on the package and add them to the soup according to the recipe.

Q: Can I use rotisserie chicken instead of grilling my own chicken breast? A: Absolutely! Using rotisserie chicken is a great time-saving option and adds delicious flavor to the soup.

Q: Can I make this soup vegetarian? A: Yes, you can make a vegetarian version of this soup by omitting the chicken and using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. You can also add extra vegetables like mushrooms or zucchini for more flavor and texture.

Q: How long does this soup last in the fridge? A: This soup will last for about 3-4 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container. Just reheat it on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

Q: Can I freeze this soup? A: Yes, you can freeze this soup for up to 3 months. Just let it cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.