a bowl of dairy-free chicken and gnocchi soup with parsley on top
Dairy-Free Chicken and Gnocchi Soup {Olive Garden Copycat + GF}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Pressurizing/depressurizing time
25 mins
Total Time
21 mins
 

A creamy and fuss-free Olive Garden copycat, this dairy-free Chicken and Gnocchi Soup is the ultimate comfort food. A dairy and gluten-free take on a classic.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Dairy-free chicken and gnocchi soup, gluten-free chicken and gnocchi soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 142 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
Instant Pot Instructions
  1. Cube the chicken breast and toss it with the arrowroot powder, stirring to coat.

  2. Add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, gnocchi, chicken, and spices in the Instant Pot. Pour the chicken broth over ingredients and stir to combine.

  3. Lock the lid into place and set the steam release handle (valve on top) to “Sealing”. Press Manual>High Pressure>6 minutes. <—–If you have any questions about those terms, check out this post on recipes for Instant Pot beginners.

  4. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, allow for a natural release for 5 minutes, and then use a clean kitchen towel and flip the steam release handle to “venting” to remove any additional pressure.

  5. Remove the lid and add in the milk. Stir and serve.

Stovetop Instructions
  1. Cube the chicken breast and toss it with the arrowroot powder, stirring to coat.

  2. In a heavy pan (like a dutch oven), heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, and onions stirring to combine. After about 10 minutes of cooking, add the garlic. Add chicken. Cook for 5-10 more minutes.

  3. Add the chicken broth and parsley, tarragon, thyme, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. (NOTE: you'll need 5 cups of chicken broth to make this on the stovetop).

  4. Crank the heat up to medium-high, add the gnocchi and milk and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Stirring constantly, cook on medium-high for 2-4 minutes.  Reduce the temperature to medium and cook until the gnocchi is floating on the top.

Crockpot Instructions
  1. Cube the chicken breast and toss it with the arrowroot powder, stirring to coat.

  2. Add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, gnocchi, chicken, and spices in the Instant Pot. Pour the chicken broth over ingredients and stir to combine. (NOTE: you'll need 6 cups of chicken broth to make this in a slow cooker).

  3. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours.

  4. 30 minutes prior to serving, add the gnocchi and milk. Stir and put the lid back on and put the crockpot on high. Soup is ready to serve when the gnocchi are floating on the top.

Recipe Notes

If you use fresh herbs instead of dried, you'll need 1 tbsp fresh to equal 1 tsp of dried.

 

No Nut Pods? Use half coconut cream and half almond or cashew milk.

 

You can use the same amount of tapioca starch in place of the arrowroot powder if needed.

Nutrition Facts
Dairy-Free Chicken and Gnocchi Soup {Olive Garden Copycat + GF}
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 280mg12%
Potassium 746mg21%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 12320IU246%
Vitamin C 22.8mg28%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.