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Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Bring the memories of Olive Garden home with this copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe. It’s a cozy, comforting dish that the whole family will love.

Tasty Team
September 15, 2022
Total Time

1 hr

1 hr

Prep Time

30 minutes

30 min

Cook Time

30 minutes

30 min

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Total Time

1 hr

1 hr

Prep Time

30 minutes

30 min

Cook Time

30 minutes

30 min

Ingredients

for 6 Servings

  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as canola or vegetable
  • 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 6 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 1/2 medium chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 pound gnocchi
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach or kale
  • Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 39
  • Fat 4g
  • Carbs 0g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 0g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and sauté until tender, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and chicken and toss to incorporate, then pour in the chicken stock and season with the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and thyme. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the half-and-half and gnocchi and cook for 2 minutes, until beginning to thicken slightly.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir in the cornstarch slurry and cook for another 3 minutes, until the soup has thickened. Stir in the spinach, then remove the pot from the heat.
  6. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the Parmesan cheese, then serve immediately.
  7. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 6 Servings

  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as canola or vegetable
  • 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 6 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 1/2 medium chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 pound gnocchi
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach or kale
  • Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 39
  • Fat 4g
  • Carbs 0g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 0g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and sauté until tender, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and chicken and toss to incorporate, then pour in the chicken stock and season with the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and thyme. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the half-and-half and gnocchi and cook for 2 minutes, until beginning to thicken slightly.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir in the cornstarch slurry and cook for another 3 minutes, until the soup has thickened. Stir in the spinach, then remove the pot from the heat.
  6. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the Parmesan cheese, then serve immediately.
  7. Enjoy!
Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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