Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe (Olive Garden Copycat Soup)

Chicken Gnocchi Soup is one of my favorites because it’s so creamy and delicious! This copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is so easy to make and tastes just like the real thing (maybe even better). I know you’re going to love this chicken and gnocchi soup!

chicken gnocchi soup in a bowl

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup is a super creamy recipe filled with the most delicious little potato gnocchi. This is such an easy soup recipe to make all winter long!

One reason I really enjoy winter (maybe the only reason) is all the comforting winter foods you get to eat. Besides big holiday feasts, my favorite thing to eat this time of year is soup! I have so many easy soup recipes, but there’s always room for more.

This Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe fits right in because it has all my favorite elements: it’s creamy, it’s filled with chicken, and and it tastes amaaaaaaazing. Plus it’s got something special: potato gnocchi! This chicken and gnocchi soup is extra comforting, and I could easily eat bowls and bowls of this.

If you like Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi Soup, then this recipe will seem pretty familiar to you already. This simple copycat recipe makes it really easy to make this favorite soup at home!

This copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is a favorite. It’s so creamy and delicious!


photo collage of chicken soup cooking in a pot, next to a box of gnocchi

overhead view of creamy chicken gnocchi soup recipe in a large pot

Easy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup 

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I’ve used one of my very favorite DeLallo ingredients in this Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup, their Potato Gnocchi! YOU GUYS. I’m beyond obsessed with this Potato Gnocchi. It tastes homemade and is so darn easy literally anyone can make it. 

The great thing about gnocchi is, it tells you when its done. It rises to the top of the pot and floats. Thanks gnocchi, you’ll make a chef out of me after all! This Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup wouldn’t exist without DeLallo, I hope you check them out!

copycat Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup recipe

bowls of chicken and gnocchi soup

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Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe (Copycat)

I love going out to eat at restaurants every once in a while (hello, delicious food that you don’t have to cook yourself), but it’s definitely not an everyday thing. There are so many amazing restaurant dishes that I wish I could eat more than just every once in a while, which is why I love copycat recipes!

One of my favorite dishes at the moment is Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi Soup, so of course I had to create a similar recipe that I could make at home. It tastes just like it, except maybe even a little better…because homemade is always better! Well, except for the part where you clean up your own dishes.

Want more restaurant copycat recipes? Try our Bang Bang Shrimp recipe, Carrabba’s Sausage and Lentile Soup, and Applebee’s Fiesta Lime Chicken!

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup Ingredients:

  • Chicken Broth
  • Potato Gnocchi
  • Chicken Breast
  • Yellow Onion
  • Shredded Carrot
  • Minced Garlic
  • Half & Half
  • Heavy Cream
  • Chopped Spinach
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Nutmeg
  • Dried Thyme
  • Paprika

Yum! With an ingredients list like that, you can see why I’m obsessed with this soup!

a bowl of creamy soup filled with carrots, gnocchi, chicken, and spinach

bowls of creamy chicken gnocchi soup

How to Make Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Soups are one of my favorite things to make because they’re kind of hard to mess up. Just throw everything in the pot and cook! Plus they always come out soooo delicious.

  1. Start by heating up butter in a dutch oven or stock pot.
  2. Add in the onions and carrots and saute until onions become translucent. Then stir in the garlic and cook a couple more minutes.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth and seasonings, then add the chicken breast and bring to a boil.
  4. When the soup starts to boil, place the lid on the pot and reduce heat, and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes. 
  5. While chicken cooks: Melt butter in a small saucepan and whisk in the flour. Then whisk in the half and half, and let it simmer until it thickens. Stir in the parmesan cheese, remove from heat, then whisk in the heavy cream.
  6. Once the chicken is fully cooked through, remove it from the pot and set it aside.
  7. Add the gnocchi into the broth mixture and let it simmer until the gnocchi rises to the top (that’s how you know it’s cooked through).
  8. Pour the cream mixture from the saucepan into the rest of the soup.
  9. Cube the chicken breast then add it into the soup, along with the chopped spinach, and stir until heated.

I just love how creamy and delicious this chicken gnocchi soup recipe turns out. It’s really easy to store leftovers too, either in the refrigerator for a few days, or the freezer for a few months!

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If you like the Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup, then you’re really going to love this homemade recipe too! Make a big batch and enjoy!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup. Enjoy!


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4.73 from 11 votes
Chicken Gnocchi Soup is one of my favorites because it's so creamy and delicious! This copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is so easy to make and tastes just like the real thing (maybe even better). I know you're going to love this chicken and gnocchi soup!
Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Chicken Gnocchi Soup is one of my favorites because it's so creamy and delicious! This copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is so easy to make and tastes just like the real thing (maybe even better). I know you're going to love this chicken and gnocchi soup!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken gnocchi soup, creamy chicken gnocchi soup recipe, creamy chicken soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 667 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
  • 8 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 30 ounces chicken broth click for homemade recipe!
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 16 ounces DeLallo Potato Gnocchi
  • 1/3 cup white flour
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach roughly chopped
  1. Heat a large stock pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. 3 tablespoons butter until just melted.
  2. Add in the onion and carrot and stir to coat in the butter. Saute for 3-5 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  3. Stir in garlic and cook for 1-2 more minutes or until fragrant.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and add in the nutmeg, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Add in chicken breast and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Allow to cook for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Remove chicken and set aside.
  5. While chicken is cooking, heat remaining butter in a small sauce pan. Once melted, stir in the flour briskly with a whisk.
  6. Pour in the half and half, whisking while you pour. Once fully combined and smooth, allow to simmer to 3 minutes or until thickened. Whisk often.
  7. Stir in the parmesan cheese until combined. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream, whisking with your hand until smooth. Set aside.
  8. Once chicken has been removed from the broth, add in the 16 ounces potato gnocchi. Allow to simmer, covered, for 5-7 minutes or until gnocchi rises to the top and is done.
  9. Stir the cream mixture into the broth/gnocchi mixture.
  10. Cube the cooked chicken and return to the soup, along with the spinach. Heat until warmed to your liking, but do not allow to come to a boil.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 667 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 1120mg 47%
Potassium 954mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 112.5%
Vitamin C 10.4%
Calcium 20.2%
Iron 26.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Natasha Kravchuk
COMFORT in a bowl! I love everything about this! Ofcourse it's way better than Olive Garden's because homemade is always best!
I love the flavors and chunky ingredients of this soup! So comforting.
Jamielyn Nye
Seriously one of my favorite soups! SO good!!
So good and way better than the restaurant version because there are no junk ingredients!
My whole family really enjoyed this soup! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
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