Most helpful positive review
I could not get enough of this soup!! My husband orders this all the time when we go to Olive Garden so when I saw this recipe I had to try it. I followed the recipe exactly. I finely grated the carrots so that during cooking they dissolved; which was what I wanted (my husband does not eat cooked carrots). I also used homemade gnocchi & fresh spinach because that was all I had. My soup was a little thick so next time I think I will use more milk and less half n half. Each bowl was topped with grated parmigiana. A must try!! Both kids and hubby devoured it.Read More
Most helpful critical review
When I saw the high rating on this soup, I was really excited to try it since Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup is one of my favorites. I made this recipe almost exactly as written (I did use butter instead of margarine cause that's all I had, but other than that no changes). While overall it did have a good flavor, both my husband and I felt that the butter and seasonings overpowered the soup. I'm not sure if it was the nutmeg or the Rosemary but it was too strong. And the whole stick of butter just gave it a greasy heavy feeling. I'm disappointed as I was really expecting this to be a new favorite. Will keep searching for something a bit closer to Olive Garden.Read More
I could not get enough of this soup!! My husband orders this all the time when we go to Olive Garden so when I saw this recipe I had to try it. I followed the recipe exactly. I finely grated the carrots so that during cooking they dissolved; which was what I wanted (my husband does not eat cooked carrots). I also used homemade gnocchi & fresh spinach because that was all I had. My soup was a little thick so next time I think I will use more milk and less half n half. Each bowl was topped with grated parmigiana. A must try!! Both kids and hubby devoured it.
Really good -- DON'T FORGET TO TOP WITH GRATED PARMESAN before eating, if you like it. Kids and hubby ate a lot, including leftovers. We are OG goers, I love this soup and don't recall celery or other distinctive spicing other than nutmeg in the gnocchi. So, I did not use rosemary, or celery. I also used all 2% milk for the two listed dairy ingredients and did need a bit of cornstarch at the end. Roux is better but we try to go g/f when it's easy. This is a great recipe. Update: leftover rotisserie chicken is a yummy and easy sub.
Seeing that Gnocchi soup is my ultimate choice even though I desperately try to convince myself to try other soups from Olive Garden, I have to say this recipie is by farr better than the Olive Garden. The only thing I can think of is just making sure the gnocchi is boiled till tender before it's added to the soup, seeing that this recepie is a quick one. In love!
Really close to Olive Garden. Very good!!!!
This turned out really good! I had to cook my chicken and boil my gnocchi (I bought them frozen) before what the actual recipe calls for. Other than that the recipe turned out great.
We would give it a 10, so good. I followed the recipe as printed and the family loved it and said it is way better than OG!! I don't like cream soups but I promised I would try it and I loved it. Thank you lbarlow07
Easy recipe to follow. I added the whole can of chicken broth so I added some corn starch at the end to thicken it up. I also added the celery leaves. All 3 kids ate it, which is a big deal in this house...
It was so good my family asked for more. It felt great to have something to warm up the belly.
This was absolutely wonderful. Tastes just like the one from Olive Garden. I'll definitely be making this again.
Awesome! I opted to use all half and half instead of milk (found it like that in another recipe blog) Delish!!
A favorite when it gets cold out. I boil my gnocchi before adding to the soup. Otherwise follow the recipe. Add some fresh shredded parmesan before serving. Leftovers reheat well.
YES! This recipe is terrific. It's inexpensive, and luckily I already had most of the ingredients on hand. It's simple, which I love as well. Best of all, it's quick. I was able to put it together and serve it about a half hour later. I used a shredded rotisserie chicken which expedited the process as well. Love this! I will definitely be making it again.
I made this recipe -almost verbatim but I am embarrassed to admit I only had canned chicken on hand (this NEVER happens so I was appalled at first). It is amazing and actually ends up pretty thick but we love it!!! what an awesome combination of foods, flavors and consistencies! This is a new go-to recipe for those cold nights or snow days!!!
This was a delicious soup, a little different than the kinds of chicken soup I'm used to - very rich and thick, it really sticks to your ribs. I considered skipping the nutmeg because it didn't seem like it would go with the rest of the ingredients, but it was just the right amount and added a touch of excellent and unusual flavor. I will absolutely make this soup again, I'm used to soups that take all day to cook, this came together quickly and was easy to prepare. I love that it has a lot of vegetables, you could probably sneak a full serving of veggies past some pretty picky eaters with this soup. I might add some potatoes next time.
When I saw the high rating on this soup, I was really excited to try it since Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup is one of my favorites. I made this recipe almost exactly as written (I did use butter instead of margarine cause that's all I had, but other than that no changes). While overall it did have a good flavor, both my husband and I felt that the butter and seasonings overpowered the soup. I'm not sure if it was the nutmeg or the Rosemary but it was too strong. And the whole stick of butter just gave it a greasy heavy feeling. I'm disappointed as I was really expecting this to be a new favorite. Will keep searching for something a bit closer to Olive Garden.
I made this with a few substations (only because I was working with what I had on hand), but I feel the end result was the same. This is a delicious soup, it will definitely go in the recipe box. Only tried and true recipes go in my box. Hubs and I both loved it. A keeper for sure.
I did not change a thing. This recipe is Devine, very easy and makes a lot of soup. I am very satisfied.
We all gobbled it up really great! Yum
This was fabulous. It keeps for several days so leftovers are a plus. I used DaVinci gnocchi that I found in the pasta section instead of frozen gnocchi and it was delicious.
I made this soup because my son loves the olive garden version and asked me to make it at home. My 8 year son loves this soup so much that he keeps asking me to make it and so I am even making it in the summer. My husband and I enjoy it too.
Definitely will make it again! Made a few changes because I didn't have spinach or celery. Used Brocoli instead of spinach.
Just made it. Easy and very good. Increased all the vegetables and reduced nutmeg. Added a smoked sea salt to add depth. Will make again
I used this as a base recipe to make a delicious chicken soup. I used half the butter and added a little olive oil and threw in some fresh rosemary when I sauted the veggies. Also used potatoes instead of gnocci because I didn't have any. When I added the liquid I reserved the milk and cream until the end because I didn't want it to separate. Very good.
This was just about perfect. It would be easy to substitute rice for the gnocchi if you didn't have it on hand.
Followed the recipe to the letter and it turned out amazing. I may scale back the gnocchi and add a bit more chicken next time, but that's a personal preference. Make it as is, you won't be disappointed if you like Olive Garden's version.
Great soup. The recipe is great as is. It's a very hearty soup with the gnocchi, cream and chicken. So yummy. It was great for a winter day.
Delicious! The only thing I added is pesto. Will make again.
Delicious!!!! I added chorizo sausage to spice it up a bit
Wow this is so tasty and easy to make wouldn't change a thing . Thanks for the recipe
I use lactose free milk instead of heavy cream. It's delicious!
I wouldn't change a thing. It's perfect and I'll make it over and over. I even froze some in a Seal-A-Meal bag for servings later.
No revisions made as is is FABULOUS
I made this for a work potluck, and it was a huge hit- there was not a drop left at the end of it! Things I did differently: I used butter instead of margarine, and since I was making it for a large group I doubled everything except the butter and the gnocchi, since I only had one package. I cut each gnocchi in half so that there were more pieces. I did not add the nutmeg and rosemary per previous reviews that indicated that the flavors were too strong. I thought that with just the onion, garlic, salt and pepper as seasoning it was perfect. For the chicken, I roasted a split breast (with bone and skin) and shredded it finely, and it was the perfect amount of chicken. Although I did not double the butter, it was still WAY too much- I had to use paper towels to blot up the huge pools of it that separated and sat on top of the soup. Next time I would definitely find a better way to thicken the soup. I did dice up a russet potato and cooked until tender, then mashed up half and stirred into the soup, and that seemed to work well. I left the rest of the potato intact and added to the soup and it added another element of texture. It is a rather heavy soup with the butter and the half and half, so I might just use milk next time and thicken with the potato as described above, plus some corn starch to lighten it up. Really delicious soup!
Everyone loved this. I made it for 24 and used Aldi whole-wheat gnocchi. Yum.
I made this soup just as written and it turned out delicious!! Thank you for a great recipe!
It didn't quite turn out exactly like the Olive Garden recipe, but it's still really good! I'll definitely make it again!
This is DELICIOUS! I doubled the veggies and gnocchi in addition to the liquid and chicken... My husband ate 3 bowls of it! Definitely making again!!
Great recipe! My husband and kids loved it
Delicious! I used fat free evaporated milk instead of cream. Less fat, but still great.
My wife and daughter loved it, they both had seconds. I wasn’t a fan.
A keeper! Made it exactly as recipe except for half and half. I didn't have any of that so I used heavy whipping cream. My three kids and husband loved it. It's very heavy so next time I'll use less butter and just ease up on the seasoning. But as written the kiddos and hubs gave it two thumbs up!
I love this soup, and to me it's even better than the original! When in a hurry, I make it with the precooked canned chicken and honestly there isn't much of a difference.
Made no substitutions and loved it! Always order this at Olive Garden and this is so close to theirs. Thanks!
The gnocchi soup is my favorite at Olive Garden and I was super excited to find out that this version tastes JUST like it!
We used Heavy Whipping Cream instead of Half n Half & Milk since thats what we have in the fridge. This is my favorite soup! Easy to make large batches for potlucks too
Will make again and again!!
I'll admit: I've never had the Olive Garden original for comparison... but this recipe is a winner for flavor and ease of preparation. I cut back the butter as suggested by others, but just to 1/3 cup, because that's how much flour is called for, and we're making a roux here. There is enough starch shed by the gnocchi to be able to increase the volume of chicken stock by another cup without sacrificing the final soup's texture. Be sure to separate your gnocchi before adding, and to stir frequently after adding as they will stick to the bottom of the pan. I used chicken boullion powder in place of salt, it has an affinity for creamy soups. Freshly ground whole nutmeg is wonderful in creams and on greens. Don't skip this ingredient, though 1/4 teaspoon might be a bit much.
I followed this recipe almost entirely as written but rally had to add a good bit of herbs and seasonings. It's pretty bland as written and no, not nearly as good as the Olive Garden
Made exactly as written. Excellent
I followed the recipe exactly and none of us liked it. We all love the soup at Olive Garden. Since that is the case, I’d really like to try it again. I don’t think the recipe is bad, I blame the packaged gnocchi I bought. It just had that “processed” taste. I’ve looked up how to make potato gnocchi but I’m scared it will dissolve in the soup! I’d like to make this again and give it the 5 stars I’m sure it deserves!
Both my husband and my 14 year old daughter said this recipe was better than olive garden! I was thrilled! Thanks forthe amazing recipe!
Really liked this! Like other reviews mentioned. I found it quite thick, which someone people might like but for my preference, I will leave out the half and half next time. I also think it would be easy to leave out most of the butter. Would double the veggies next time.
So delicious!!! My boyfriend had seconds & kept thanking me for a delicious dinner :)
Loved it how it was!!!
I'm sitting here eating this delicious soup the day after, and it's so good I'm writing a review!
really good soup. i used butter in place of margerine and whipping cream instead of milk amd half and half for a very creamy result.
Amazing! The whole family loved it, as did the staff at my school for our "Souper Bowl" contest.
Like others, I really like Olive Garden's version so I was looking for something that would be similar. Followed the recipe as written, but i did have to use frozen gnocchi. It was delicious and deserves 5 stars! One recommendation that i would make, if you are using frozen gnocchi, would be to decrease the amount of flour, or to increase the chicken broth bc it was THICK. Still delicious and i will absolutely add this to my repertoire. Thanks for the great recipe. Nicole
Oh my goodness I think this recipe is up there with Olive Garden’s Gnocchi Soup!
I made this as written with the exception of making it hardier, with penny size carrots and the addition of portobello mushrooms. I also made homemade gnocchi. (I just didn’t have any in the pantry) I gave this recipe 5 stars because the taste is amazing. The nutmeg and rosemary really make this soup stand out among the other similar recipes.
Yummy ....my boyfriend is VERY picky....VERY, I got him to try this (o.g, version) when we went to dinner for Valentines Day, he loved it so I decided to try it out after finding it here. Huge hit
I added a bit of sour cream to add to the creaminess. Amazing soup.
It was very good.. Family ate all of it in one day. We usually have at least some left over when I make soup.
I didn't have cooked chicken on hand so we used apple chicken sausage. It turned out great!
I just finished making this,, and it is wonderful if I do say so my self.It is my fav. of all soups,, tastes almost just like Olive Gardens. I did add a couple of things. I put 6 cups stock,, and 1 tsp. dried basil. I will make again and again. Thanks
This was amazing! I like using unsweetened coconut milk in place of the half-n-half. Also avoid broths because of salt, so just added the seasoning often found in broth, such as garlic and onion powders and turmeric. I will definitely be making this again!!!
Followed recipe exactly, excellent and tasty creamed soup. Will definitely make it again!
This is a keeper. I made this the other night and it tasted great. I omitted the onions and cut back on the spinach but otherwise, I followed the recipe as it is written. The soup does not need as much celery, carrots or spinach as it calls for. Sometimes you're better off keeping it simple. I'll make this again but cut back on some of the ingredients. I did find the soup to be a little thick and had to continually stir it, I'll see what I can do about that next time.
Wowzer! I followed recipe exactly as written. Entire family gave rave reviews. Rotisserie chicken worked great (much better than O.G's). Thank you!
Doubled it & made this exactly as the recipe stated. Chopped 4 sautéed chicken breasts up with chopper as well as all other ingredients due to my son's recent dental work it needed to be small. This recipe is AWESOME!!! Will definitely make it again exactly as this time. I have never cared for Olive Garden's soup and was only making it for my family; however, I loved this soup!!! Outstanding recipe!!
I left the vegis a little bigger because we like the chunks and put it in the crock pot after adding the flour to the butter mix...I didn’t have any left after Christmas dinner!
My whole family loved the wonderful flavor. I had beef broth instead of chicken broth, but it still worked great.
Easy and delicious! My family loved this. I didn't add spinach (didn't have it on hand) and decided not to add rosemary. I did add bacon bits and it came out really tasty and really filling. I will be making it again :)
I used butter instead of margarine. It was excellent!
I was looking for the perfect Olive Garden copycat recipe and this is totally it. I was nervous because I used a precut and premixed package of the carrots/celery/onion from Trader Joe’s, but it still came out perfect and it was actually way less work.
Made it exactly as written. We were not disappointed and you won't be either. With the left-overs I added more spinach - 'cause I like it - but it was good either way. I will make it again and I will follow the original recipe again. Good job !!
Most excellent recipe! I made my own fresh gnocchi as I couldn't find the frozen. That was a first for me.
Amazing soup! I used thyme instead of rosemary, cause my kids hate rosemary. And I added the milk and cream at the very end so it wouldn't curdle. Loved by all on a now day. This is a keeper.
We really liked this soup! I didn't have celery and carrots or nutmeg, but had the rest of the ingredients on hand. Very good for a cold winter day.
So delicious... I don’t love rosemary, so I cut it back to 1/4 tsp... otherwise cooked exactly as directed. Can’t wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow!
Very easy ... though I was apprehensive about all the chicken broth! I was talking and let it boil a little longer, and then when the gnocci was in, I let it simmer probably 20 minutes ... came out beautifully! I put it in containers to take to work ... and it tasted so good! Filling and warm/hearty. I could just detect the nutmeg ... debating on using that again but it adds an interesting note. So worth a try!!!
Excellent, exactly as is! Next time I'll double it!
Followed the recipe to a tee, and threw on Parmesancheese, too. It was simply fabulous!
this was my dinner choice tonight, even though my daughter (24 yrs old) does not eat soup. I did omit the celery as I didn't have it on hand, and instead if heavy cream and milk I used a block of cream cheese. Everyone loved it..Yes even the non soup eating daughter. in my humble opinion, was just as good as OG if not better.
I substituted thyme for the rosemary since I didn't have any, but this still turned out amazing! I used the Quick Gnocchi recipe and made my own fresh. Even my picky eater daughter enjoyed it!
I put additional spinach in the soup. I wanted to have a good serving of vegetables.
soooooooo good! this recipe is spot on (possibly even better, but shhhhh :) )
OMG delicious! Followed this recipe to the T and it was perfect and very easy to make. Browned the chicken in my stock pot first and then transferred to a dish. Made the soup as directed and added the chicken back in at the end. Super easy one pot meal! Both my picky husband and 2 year old devoured this. Definitely a new favorite in our house!
This is delicious! I did add fresh corn that I cut off the cob to add a little crunch and sweetness.
This is delicious! We all loved it - including my elementary kids. I didnt have celery, so I used a pinch of celery seeds. I have lots of summer squash so diced some of that and threw it in, and the kids didnt even notice (win!) ?? This is def a dish that we will have more often.
This was very good. My son who loves this soup at Olive Garden said it was close but not right on. I really liked this as well and will make it again. I did add more garlic and spices as that is what I like. I used mini gnocchi too.
Followed recipe and was good. The gnocchi was a bit to much. Will try again with noodles.
I made this four stars because it was delicious, but I made a couple small changes. I listened to two different users. Rachel H said the butter overpowered the soup, so I reduced it by 25%. It still tasted pretty buttery, but not overpowering. Next time I'm going to use 1/4 cup of butter instead and I think it will be the final improvement I need. Also, didn't bother with the rosemary since I don't like rosemary and agree with another poster who said they didn't remember that flavor from the Olive Garden version. So in short, less butter, skip rosemary, great soup.
Perfect for a cold day. Great comfort food!
So creamy and delicious. We really enjoyed it and will make it again.
Perfect! This is awesome! I missed getting nutmeg at the store, but other than that the recipe was tried as written. A great heat n'serve recipe. I will double the recipe next time, since this only made about 6 two cup serving.
Amazing soup and very easy! Used a little more onion celery and carrot than called for since I chopped too much. I subbed herbs de Provence since I didn't have any straight rosemary, and used a breast and thigh of a rotisserie chicken. Cooked frozen gnocchi (24oz) before adding to soup. So velvety and yummy it was a great hit with the family and guests.
I used half the amount of butter and no half & half, and it was quite good. Much healthier and brought out the celery taste.
It's takes a bit longer to prep than the recipe says. Ado I found myself using more chicken broth for added flavor.