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Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Copycat)

 

 

Enjoy one or your favorite restaurant copycat soups at home with my version of Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi Soup made with boneless cooked chicken, vegetables and gnocchi in a creamy chicken broth.

 

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Do you love Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi Soup and wish you could eat it more often? Now you can with this homemade copycat version that tastes just like the original.

My youngest daughter and I got to spend a lot of quality time together over the summer as both my husband and older daughter were working during the day. She kept busy attending a few day camp sessions, volunteering for a township youth program,  shopping, reading  and completing her school summer assignments and every now and then we ventured out for lunch to some local restaurants.

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

One day while it was a little overcast and rainy, she decided she wanted to go to Olive Garden for soup and salad. It sounded like a good plan to me. She has been there several times before and really loves their Chicken Gnocchi Soup; which is a creamy, chicken based soup with fresh spinach and gnocchi.

I usually get their Pasta e Fagioli or Minestrone, but the Chicken Gnocchi Soup sounded good to me too so we both ordered the same thing for lunch. Besides, if I wanted to try to make it at home for her I just had to try it for myself!

Enjoy one or your favorite restaurant copycat soups at home with my version of Olive Garden's Chicken Gnocchi Soup made with boneless cooked chicken, vegetables and gnocchi in a creamy chicken broth. 

About a week later, I bought ingredients to try to replicate this soup at home and of course she was thrilled. This soup recipe makes quite a bit; however, I like to make extra soup when the cold weather is coming so that I can freeze it. Besides, I need to stock pile some additional meals in the freezer for our oldest daughter who is away at college and cooking for herself.

This way she’ll have some homemade prepared meals for when she comes home to visit that she can take back with her.

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

We LOVED this Chicken Gnocchi Soup. It was delicious and tasted just like the restaurant version. The soup does thicken the longer it sits; however, if you want to eat it right away and it’s a bit too thin for your liking, simply combine equal parts of cornstarch and cold water and mix it in with the soup.

To speed the preparation, I also used leftover grilled chicken and frozen gnocchi, but any type of leftover or store bought rotisserie chicken would work just as well. I’ll definitely be making this soup again. ~Enjoy

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4.29 from 114 votes
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Copycat)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Enjoy one or your favorite restaurant copycat soups at home with my version of Olive Garden's Chicken Gnocchi Soup made with boneless cooked chicken, vegetables and gnocchi in a creamy chicken broth. 

Course: Soup
Servings: 16 cups
Calories: 194 kcal
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat; then add the celery, onions, carrots and garlic. Stir for 1-2 minutes until the celery starts to soften.
  2. Whisk in the flour; then add the chicken broth. 

  3. Next, add the chicken, nutmeg and thyme; stir well. Increase heat and bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan; then add it to the soup along with the spinach and gnocchi.
  5. Simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes or until gnocchi is cooked. If needed combine equal parts of cornstarch and cold water to thicken your soup as desired.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Copycat)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.8g 18%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 455mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 13.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 2.6g
Protein 8.4g 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

*You can also use 8 chicken bouillon cubes + 8 cups of water in place of the chicken stock. 

Nutrition Facts
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Copycat)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.8g 18%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 455mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 13.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 2.6g
Protein 8.4g 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Enjoy one or your favorite restaurant copycat soups at home with my version of Olive Garden's Chicken Gnocchi Soup made with boneless cooked chicken, vegetables and gnocchi in a creamy chicken broth. 

 

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