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a bowl of chicken gnocchi soup on a grey plate with a white napkin
Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup {Creamy Gnocchi Soup}
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

This easy Chicken Gnocchi Soup is perfect comfort food. Loaded with vegetables and flavor, this Olive Garden copycat soup recipe will be a family favorite.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken gnocchi soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 204 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a heavy pan (like a dutch oven), combine butter and olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Once the butter is melted, add carrots, celery, and onions, stirring to combine. Cook for 10 minutes.

  3. Add garlic. If using raw diced chicken, add here. Cook for 5-10 more minutes.

  4. Sprinkle flour over the veg and chicken, and gently stir to combine.

  5. Slowly add the half and half, stirring to combine.

  6. Add the chicken broth and parsley, tarragon, thyme, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.

  7. Crank the heat up to medium-high, and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Stirring constantly, cook on medium-high for 2-4 minutes.

  8. Once the mixture seems to thicken up and looks a bit cloudy, add the gnocchi, and reduce heat to medium-low. You'll need to keep an eye on it and stir occasionally. If using leftover cooked chicken, add that now.

  9. The soup is ready when the (raw) chicken is cooked through, and the gnocchi are floating near the top.

Recipe Notes

Half and half seems to be an American ingredient. It is basically a mixture of heavy cream and milk. If you can't find it in stores near you, simply use 1 cup heavy cream, and 1 cup of your preferred milk.

 

Add a pinch (~1/8 tsp) of nutmeg to really bring out the flavor of the soup.

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup {Creamy Gnocchi Soup}
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 970mg42%
Potassium 573mg16%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 9395IU188%
Vitamin C 22.8mg28%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.