Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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Jo Ann Duren


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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  • 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
  • 2
    (14-ounce) cans chicken broth (if you enjoy a thicker soup, use 1 can)
  • ·
  • 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

How to Make Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup


  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.

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About Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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

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