Cream of Chicken and Gnocchi Soup


A copycat version of Olive Garden's creamy gnocchi soup. It's oh-so good!

Cream of Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ½ cup margarine

  • ¾ cup finely chopped onion

  • ¾ cup finely chopped celery

  • ½ cup finely grated carrot

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • ¾ cup half-and-half

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 (16 ounce) package potato gnocchi

  • 1 ½ cups chopped cooked chicken

  • ¾ cup shredded fresh spinach

  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Melt margarine in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion, celery, carrot, and garlic in hot margarine 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.

  2. 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 in gnocchi, chicken, and spinach; season with rosemary, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg. Cook soup over low heat until gnocchi is tender, 8 to 10 minutes.


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
21g Fat
20g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 854mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 304mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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