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Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Try this Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe for a healthy and satisfying restaurant-quality soup.

March 9, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Total 40 mins



  1. Peel and dice all the vegetables.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion, carrot, and celery and sauté for about 5 minutes on medium-high heat until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Then add the flour and cook for 1 more minute.
  3. On the low heat, add the chicken, chicken stock, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and thyme. Add more seasonings to taste. Add the cornstarch to the milk and whisk together before adding it to the pot. Boil the soup.
  4. Then add the bay leaf. Cook all ingredients until the chicken is cooked through, 10–12 minutes. Add the spinach and gnocchi. Cook the soup for about 5 more minutes over medium-low heat. Remove the bay leaf.
  5. Serve hot with grated parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.6 g18.7%
Cholesterol 62 mg20.7%
Sodium 853 mg37.1%
Protein 27.5 g55%
Potassium 183 mg3.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Mini gnocchi is the perfect size for this soup. You can use homemade or ready-made gnocchi.
  • You can also use pasta instead of gnocchi. Shells or orzo pasta are ideal for adding to this soup. You can also use rice.
  • If using frozen gnocchi, do not thaw the frozen vegetables before adding them to the soup.
  • Beat the chicken to an even thickness. In this way, all chickens are cooked evenly and remain juicy.
  • Cook the chicken completely. If using a whole chicken, cook the chicken before adding the vegetables. Cook for 20-25 minutes, until the chicken is tender enough to break apart with a fork. Stir occasionally.
  • You can use Italian sausage instead of chicken in the soup. Fry the sausages before adding them to the soup.
  • Chop all vegetables into small, uniform sizes so that they cook evenly. You can dice it.
  • Use fresh spinach. Frozen spinach can make the soup mushy.
  • Add the spinach to the pot last. Spinach can wilt quickly and lose its vibrant color. Therefore, add the spinach after adding all the other ingredients.
  • Cook the flour. Roast the flour for a few minutes to remove the taste and smell of raw flour.
  • Add extra cream to increase the consistency of the soup.
  • You can use chicken bouillon to add more chicken flavor to the soup.
  • Stir the soup sauce constantly. Do not let it boil too much. Otherwise, it may leave.
  • Add freshly grated parmesan to the soup.
  • You can use a crockpot or slow-cooker.
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This Homemade Chicken Gnocchi Soup is prepared with potato gnocchi, juicy chicken pieces, and fresh vegetables. One of the Olive Garden restaurant's favorite dishes, this gnocchi soup is an ideal dinner.

You will love this rich and comforting soup recipe that you can prepare in 30 minutes. Try this Chicken and Gnocchi Soup for a delicious bowl of soup. It's perfect with bacon and parmesan cheese! Bon Appetit.

How to Make Gnocchi at Home?

You can use homemade gnocchi for this recipe or buy ready-made. Although it takes some time to make gnocchi from scratch at home, you can also prepare your own gnocchi at home.

Gnocchi is made from potatoes, flour, and eggs. To make gnocchi at home, firstly peel the potatoes and boil them in salted water. Then mash the potatoes. Add flour and eggs to a bowl. Knead the ingredients until you get a dough. Divide the dough into small pieces. Cook for 3-4 minutes in salted water in a large pot. Then drain with the help of a colander and serve.

For more detail, you can check out our Homemade Gnocchi recipe.

How to Make Bacon-Chicken Gnocchi Soup?

You can easily add bacon to this soup recipe. To make the Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe (copycat), cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy, about 5 minutes. Leave a tablespoon of bacon grease in the pan. Then add the onion, celery, and carrot to the pot. Cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook the vegetables for another 2 minutes. Then add flour and fry for about 1 minute. Add the chicken, chicken stock, and seasonings to the soup. After the soup boils, turn down the heat. When the chickens begin to soften, add the gnocchi. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until the gnocchi are tender. Then add the spinach and cook the soup for a few more minutes. Put it in bowls. Garnish with bacon and seasonings and serve.

What To Serve with Chicken Gnocchi Soup?

This homemade Chicken & Gnocchi Soup can be served with salads, sandwiches, or appetizers.

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How to Store Chicken Gnocchi Soup?

It is recommended to consume Homemade Chicken and Gnocchi Soup within a few days. Still, you can store this Chicken Gnocchi Soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. But the starch will continue to release itself. Therefore, you can add extra chicken stock when reheating the soup.

Freezing leftover Gnocchi Soup is not a good option. Because this soup contains dairy products. Dairy products can be separated when frozen and reheated. This can spoil the consistency of the soup.

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