Chicken Gnocchi Soup {Olive Garden Copycat}







This Chicken Gnocchi Soup is DELICIOUS!

Chicken Gnocchi Soup {Olive Garden Copycat}There are only a few dishes I’ve tried at Olive Garden and out of those few this soup is my very favorite.  Now it’s the only thing I order when I go there.  I love, love, love it.

Imagine my happiness last year when I found this copycat recipe ~ now I can make it at home whenever I have a craving for it.    And I can practically make a whole pot for the price of one bowl at the restaurant.  The taste is very, very similar to the real thing.  In fact, just thinking about it makes me want to make it right now.  Even with the spinach in it my picky-eater son loves it!!!

It’s so hearty and flavorful and like with most soups, it’s delicious served up with a big yummy salad and crusty bread or these delicious breadsticks.

Chicken Gnocchi Soup {Olive Garden Copycat}

Yield: serves 8

Chicken Gnocchi Soup {Olive Garden Copycat}


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 quart half and half
  • 1/2 cup celery, pureed
  • 1 medium onion, pureed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 cans {14-ounce} chicken broth *see note below
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots
  • 1 cup cooked and diced chicken {can use rotisserie chicken}
  • 16-ounce package gnocchi, cooked {regular or mini}
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley


  1. In a soup pan, sauté the onion, celery, and garlic in the butter and olive oil over medium heat until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add the flour and make a roux; cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the half and half.
  4. Cook the gnocchi according to the package directions.
  5. Add the carrots and chicken to the roux.
  6. Once the mixture becomes thick, add the chicken broth. Once the mixture thickens again, add the cooked gnocchi, spinach, and seasoning; simmer until the soup is heated through.
  7. Before serving season to taste by adding additional salt.


*Depending on how thick or thin you like your soup, adjust the amount of chicken broth you use.

Recipe source: Slightly adapted from CopyKat Recipes

Some of my good blogging friends are joining in again for the Soup Series
and I can hardly wait to try out their recipes.  They look delicious!

{Click on their links below to get the recipes for their delicious soups.}

Leilani at Keeping Up With Mrs. Smith ~ Easy Tex Mex Chili

Maureen at Red Cottage Chronicles ~ Potato Soup

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{Click on the recipes below}

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20 Responses to Chicken Gnocchi Soup {Olive Garden Copycat}

  1. Stephanie Manley January 29, 2014 at 5:13 am #

    Thanks for linking to my recipe. I hope you enjoyed the soup! It is one of my favorites too.

    • Lori January 29, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

      You’re welcome, Stephanie. Yes, we love it ~ it’s a family favorite.

  2. Michelle January 29, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Sounds totally delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ashley @ 3littlegreenwoods January 29, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Mmm. Pinning and making for dinner this week!

    • Lori January 30, 2014 at 2:14 am #

      I would love it if you would check back here and leave a comment letting me know how you like it, Ashley.

  4. Marti January 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    This looks great! Perfect for a cold night! I included it in the Soup Roundup! and pinned it to the party board! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! 🙂


    • Lori January 30, 2014 at 2:11 am #

      I’m so glad you invited me so I could discover your great party. I’ll be back!!!

  5. Jeanie January 30, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Lori, this soup looks and sounds so good. Exactly what we need during this cold winter! Pinning!

  6. Mrs. Smith January 31, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    I’ve only had this soup at Olive Garden once but I ate every last bite. Looking forward to enjoying this at home. 🙂

  7. Diane Balch February 2, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    I love gnocchi and have never had them in soup. The broth looks so delicious. Thanks for bringing this by foodie friday.

  8. Ginger February 4, 2014 at 5:57 am #

    Love the Olive Garden soup, so I am definitely putting this on my Pin board to try out. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell. You’ve been featured today!

    • Lori February 4, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

      Oh, wow. Thank you, Ginger, this is a nice way to end my day!

  9. Cathy February 8, 2014 at 10:19 pm #

    Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  10. Sara February 4, 2015 at 1:34 am #

    Made this tonight and it was a hit. I did add quite a bit more salt, and did so throughout the preparation. I expect this will be a repeat dish!

    • Lori February 4, 2015 at 9:42 am #

      Hi Sara, I’m glad you loved it and that you seasoned it to your personal taste. Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you.


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