A copycat version of the Olive Garden(R) soup. Oh so good!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion, celery, carrot, and garlic until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir flour into vegetable mixture; cook and stir until vegetables are evenly coated and flour is fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes.

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  • Pour chicken broth, half-and-half, and milk over vegetable mixture; cook and stir until mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat and stir gnocchi, chicken, and spinach into broth mixture; season with rosemary, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg. Cook soup over low heat until gnocchi become tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can buy frozen gnocchi and place in slow cooker for 2 hours. Or cook entire soup in a slow cooker until flavors blend, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; 20.6 g total fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 854 mg sodium. 19.7 g carbohydrates; 11.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (122)

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155 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 134
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2015
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
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2014
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! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2016
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2014
Really close to Olive Garden. Very good!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2014
This was absolutely wonderful. Tastes just like the one from Olive Garden. I'll definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2014
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... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/10/2016
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
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2015
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 Read More
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