Rating: 4.5 stars
14 Ratings
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This copycat version tastes just like the soup from the popular Italian chain restaurant. It's one of our family favorites!



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


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat butter and olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion, celery, and garlic until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Whisk in flour and stir until the mixture becomes thick and light golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Bring 2 cups chicken broth to a boil in a pot. Cook gnocchi in the boiling broth until they float to the top, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer gnocchi to a plate and reserve the broth in the pot. Place chicken in the broth and return it to a boil. Cook until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 7 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  • Stir spinach, carrots, parsley, and thyme into the saucepan with the flour mixture and place over medium heat. Stir in half-and-half and bring to a boil. Cook until starting to thicken, about 3 minutes. Add 2 cups chicken broth. Bring back to a boil and simmer until soup is thick and smooth, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Stir gnocchi and chicken into the soup and season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes:

You can use 1 cup of fresh chopped spinach leaves instead of frozen.

Try substituting 1 cup of cubed rotisserie chicken instead of chicken breast for a more roasted flavor.

Nutrition Facts

429 calories; protein 13.4g; carbohydrates 24.7g; fat 31.5g; cholesterol 87.8mg; sodium 744mg. Full Nutrition