I love all of Olive Garden’s soups and have shared many at home versions for you. I have shared a slow cooker chicken and gnocchi before, but today I have a stovetop chicken and gnocchi soup recipe.
The chicken and gnocchi soup has a creamy base with chunks of chicken, potato gnocchi, carrots, spinach, onion, garlic, and celery. Now, when I get the soup at Olive Garden, at lot of the time I have to search for a chunk of chicken or a piece of gnocchi. There just is not enough in their soup for me.
When I made this version at home, it had A LOT of chicken and gnocchi in it. Actually too much for my taste. In my opinion, it was over kill. SO in the recipe, I provided a range. The smaller amount is what I will use from now one. The larger amount of chicken and gnocchi is what the recipe originally called for.
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- pepper to taste
- 8 oz to 16 oz mini gnocchi (found in the pasta aisle) *** see note
- 1– 2 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken *** see note
- 1 cup spinach (roughly chopped)
- In a stock pot, melt your butter and add in the carrots, celery, onion. Cook for about 5 minutes until the onion gets translucent and the vegetables start to get tender. And in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Add in the flour and stir together. Cook for about 1-2 minutes.
- Slowly add in the chicken broth, while stirring. Do the same with the milk and heavy cream.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 8-10 minutes until thickened.
- Add in the Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, gnocchi, and chicken and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until the gnocchi is cooked according to package directions.
- Add in the chopped spinach and cook for another 2 minutes, until wilted.
I prefer the smaller amount of chicken and gnocchi, but the larger amount is the original amount the recipe called for and is how much is used in the photo.
Recipe adapted fro Like Mother, Like Daughter.