Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

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Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Jo Ann Duren

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@ILUVblackeyepeasandrice

This recipe is my daughter's favorite soup. I made it last night for dinner, it was my first time to make it, she said it tasted close to Olive Garden's Soup.


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Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 Tbsp
(1/2 stick butter)
1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1 c
finely diced onion
1/2 c
finely diced celery
2
garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c
all-purpose flour
1 qt
half-and-half
2
(14-ounce) cans chicken broth (if you enjoy a thicker soup, use 1 can)
salt
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 tsp
dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg (optional)
1 c
finely shredded carrots
1 c
coarsely chopped fresh spinach leaves
1 c
diced cooked chicken breast (you can use a rotisserie chicken)
1
16-ounce package ready-to-use gnocchi

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt the butter into the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
2
Add the onion, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion becomes translucent.
3
Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute.
4
Whisk in the half-and-half.
Simmer until thickened.
5
Whisk in the half-and-half.
Simmer until thickened.
6
Whisk in the chicken broth.
Simmer until thickened again.
7
Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, the thyme, parsley, nutmeg (if using), carrots, spinach, chicken and prepared gnocchi. (I found gnocchi in the pasta aisle, I had to prepare it, we were unable to find gnocchi ready-to-use at our supermarket.
8
Simmer until the soup is heated through.
9
Before serving, season with additional salt, if necessary.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian