Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup (Copycat)

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Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup with chicken, spinach, and gnocchi. Easy copycat for the creamy restaurant soup, it makes a delicious lunch or dinner!

Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup is my favorite soup, and now I can make it myself at home. Hearty soup with chicken, spinach, and gnocchi. Delicious lunch or dinner idea!Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup is hands down my favorite creamy soup. You can ask my family; pretty much every time we visit the restaurant, my “usual” has been Chicken and Gnocchi Soup, breadsticks, and salad.

It’s not a difficult soup to make at home, though. You just need a few key ingredients, and I like to add a little sage to give it even more flavor.

I think I’ve got a pretty good handle on making my own homemade version of Chicken Gnocchi Soup. Now if I could only master a recipe for Olive Garden’s breadsticks (because they are absolutely perfect for dipping in my soup).

Whether you want to warm up on a cold winter night or simply want a lunch to get excited about, this copycat recipe is for you. Let’s cook up a pot of delicious soup, shall we? How to make a copycat recipe of Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup. This homemade version of my favorite soup is delicious. It’s one dinner that has the whole family asking for seconds.

Tips for how to make Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

  • Gather your ingredients. You’ll need salted butter, a medium sized onion, celery, garlic, carrots, cooked chicken breast/s, chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, sage, gnocchi, salt, pepper, and fresh spinach.
  • Wash any fresh veggies you’ll be using.
  • Mince the onion, celery, and garlic.
  • Melt a tablespoon of salted butter in a Dutch oven.
  • Sauté the onion, celery, and garlic in the butter for about 5 minutes or until they begin to soften.
  • Shred the carrots and the cooked chicken breast/s (if you like more liquid in your soup, use only 1 chicken breast; if you prefer a chunkier soup with less liquid, use 2).
  • Add the carrots, chicken, and chicken broth to the Dutch oven, mixing well.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, and let it simmer on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream and sage to your soup.
  • Bring to a boil again, and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the gnocchi, salt, and pepper to the soup mixture.
  • Again, bring the soup to a boil, and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Add the spinach leaves to the soup, and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve while warm with breadsticks, baguettes, or crackers. Enjoy!

Cook up a delicious pot of Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup for lunch or dinner. Copycat soup recipe made with chicken, spinach, and gnocchi.

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Tools you may need to make Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Cutting Board and Vegetable Cleaver – I prefer an old school cutting board and knife for chopping. You’ll use these time and again to chop vegetables for recipes.
6 Quart Dutch Oven – My Dutch Oven is sort of like my spatulas. I wouldn’t want to be without it.
Wooden Spoon – I’ve been eyeing this particular wooden spoon for awhile now… But again, my wooden spoons are like my spatulas; couldn’t cook without them!
Salad Shooter (or Vegetable Shredder) – Perfect for shredding carrots and other veggies.

Warm up with a cozy bowl of Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup, a hearty soup filled with chicken, gnocchi, carrots, and spinach. Deliciously creamy dinner idea!

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Yield: 8

Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup (Copycat)

Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup (Copycat)

Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup with chicken, spinach, and gnocchi. Easy copycat for the creamy restaurant soup, it makes a delicious lunch or dinner!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1-2 cooked chicken breasts
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 16- ounce package gnocchi
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves

Instructions

  1. Gather your ingredients. 
  2. Wash any fresh veggies you'll be using.
  3. Mince the onion, celery, and garlic.
  4. Melt a tablespoon of salted butter in a Dutch oven.
  5. Sauté the onion, celery, and garlic in the butter for about 5 minutes or until they begin to soften.
  6. Shred the carrots and the cooked chicken breast/s (if you like more liquid in your soup, use only 1 chicken breast; if you like a chunkier soup with less liquid, use 2).
  7. Add the carrots, chicken, and chicken broth to the Dutch oven, mixing well.
  8. Bring the mixture to a boil, and let it simmer on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  9. Add the heavy whipping cream and sage to your soup. 
  10. Bring to a boil again, and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  11. Add the gnocchi, salt, and pepper to the soup mixture.
  12. Again, bring the soup to a boil, and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  13. Add the spinach leaves to the soup, and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  14. Serve while warm with breadsticks, baguettes, or crackers. Enjoy!

Notes

 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 504 Total Fat: 36g Saturated Fat: 22g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 149mg Sodium: 823mg Carbohydrates: 30g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 17g

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Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup with chicken, spinach, and gnocchi. Easy copycat of the creamy restaurant soup, it makes a delicious lunch or dinner!

How to make Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup with spinach and carrots. Easy copycat recipe, it makes a delicious lunch or dinner idea!