Copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup


Staying in tonight? With this copycat recipe, you can eat in style in the comfort of your own home.

copycat chicken gnocchi soup

CJ Younger

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 to 7
10 cups

This chicken gnocchi makes cooking in feel like eating out. With onion, celery, carrots, and chicken forming the backbone of this Olive Garden favorite, you'll never know the difference. Flour and half-and-half create the familiar consistency while of sprinkling of Parmesan cheese adds some excitement.

A few speedy shortcuts help make this chicken soup recipe a weeknight winner. Packaged gnocchi, chicken broth, and rotisserie chicken will help you have this cozy dinner on the table in under an hour. You can find shelf-stable packaged gnocchi alongside the pasta in your grocery store. You can also use frozen gnocchi—simply add them to the soup and cook according to package directions.

During our Test Kitchen's taste panel, our recipe testers loved the rich flavor and creamy of our copycat Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup. The beauty of making this soup at home is that you can customize it to your tastes. If you prefer a thinner soup, swap in milk or more chicken stock. If you'd like a thicker soup, use less broth or cream. This soup is a great base for adding in your favorite vegetables. If you're not a fan of spinach, try using another leafy green like kale, swiss chard, or even collard greens. Try swapping in broccoli, cauliflower, peas, or even bell peppers. Simply add them along with the celery, carrots, and onion. Dig into this chicken gnocchi soup copycat tonight!


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 2 tbsp salted butter

  • 1 cup onion, chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 large carrots, shredded

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup flour

  • 2 cups half-and-half

  • 1 (32-oz.) carton chicken stock

  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1 tsp. onion powder

  • 1 tsp. dried thyme

  • ½ tsp. salt

  • ½  tsp. black pepper

  • 16 ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi

  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken

  • 2 cups spinach, coarsely chopped

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrots; cook for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

  2. Add the garlic and flour; cook for 1 minute more. Stir the mixture to help avoid burning the garlic.

  3. Slowly whisk in the half-and-half until fully incorporated. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.

  4. Stir in the chicken stock, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil.

  5. Stir in the gnocchi, cooked chicken, and spinach. Cook for about 4 minutes or until the gnocchi are fully cooked.

  6. Serve the copycat chicken gnocchi soup in bowls topped with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

492 Calories
23g Fat
48g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6 to 7
Calories 491.7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.4g 30%
Saturated Fat 10.3g 52%
Cholesterol 96.4mg 32%
Sodium 616.3mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 47.7g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 15%
Total Sugars 8.3g
Protein 23.2g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 1%
Vitamin C 14.9mg 74%
Calcium 233.6mg 18%
Iron 4.9mg 27%
Potassium 899.9mg 19%
Fatty acids, total trans 0.5g
Vitamin D 6.6IU
Alanine 0.9g
Arginine 1.1g
Ash 4.4g
Aspartic acid 1.7g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 744.4mcg
Choline, total 66.2mg
Copper, Cu 0.4mg
Cystine 0.3g
Energy 2057.6kJ
Fluoride, F 48mcg
Folate, total 167.9mcg
Glutamic acid 3.7g
Glycine 0.9g
Histidine 0.5g
Isoleucine 0.9g
Leucine 1.5g
Lysine 1.2g
Methionine 0.5g
Magnesium, Mg 90.8mg
Manganese, Mn 0.9mg
Niacin 7.8mg
Phosphorus, P 317.3mg
Pantothenic acid 1.4mg
Phenylalanine 0.9g
Phytosterols 16.2mg
Proline 1.4g
Retinol 183.5mcg
Selenium, Se 26.6mcg
Serine 0.8g
Starch 0g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0.8g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2.3mg
Tryptophan 0.3g
Tyrosine 0.7g
Valine 1g
Vitamin A, IU 9495.4IU
Vitamin A, RAE 627.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 270.8mcg
Water 351.7g
Zinc, Zn 2.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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