Olive Garden CopyCat Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Recipe

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Make Olive Garden Soup at Home

I love going to Olive Garden for two things: a fabulously crisp and simple salad, and the Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup.  I love them both, but the Chicken and Gnocchi Soup is unique to Olive Garden and I just had to be able to make it at home.  Otherwise, I would live there!

Chicken and  Gnocchi Soup is Fast and Simple to make

With a bit of leftover chicken, it’s easy to make this Olive Garden Copycat soup.  When I don’t have leftover chicken, I roast a couple of pieces in the oven for about an hour.  The roasted flavor adds a subtle earthy flavor to the soup that is just amazing.

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What is a Gnocchi

Gnocchi is an Italian dumpling that is made from potatoes or sometimes ricotta cheese. If you have eaten Chicken Dumplings than you have had a version of a gnocchi ( it just looked a little different) You can find them at your grocer’s, usually with the premium pastas.  They are fantastic in soups, but also as a pasta dish.  Gnocchi lend a bit of starch to your broth, so they will thicken soup just a little.  In Chicken and Gnocchi Soup, it provides a bit of a chewy bite, in contrast with tender vegetables and savory broth.  Gnocchi pasta is the type that when it floats, it’s cooked.

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup ~ Olive Garden in Your Kitchen

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Main Olive Garden CopyCat Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 carrots, shredded or sliced thin
  • 2 ribs celery, sliced thin
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 C roasted chicken, cut bite sized
  • 6 C chicken broth
  • 2 C water
  • 2 16 oz pkgs gnocchi
  • 2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 2 C escarole or kale, diced
  • Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Ingredients Olive Garden CopyCat Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Instructions

  1. In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Saute the carrots, celery, and onion until the onion is clear. Add the thyme and saute another minute.
  2. Add the chicken, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the thyme stems, leaving any leaves behind.
  4. Gently add the gnocchi and continue to boil until they float to the surface.
  5. Stir in the whipping cream and kale. Simmer another 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with crusty bread.
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 Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Add a salad, some crispy bread or garlic bread, and you have a meal with Chicken and Gnocchi Soup!  Be creative with your salad and add some cheese and chicken to it for a great, filling meal!

 

1 carrots, shredded or sliced thin

2 ribs celery, sliced thin

1 medium onion, diced

3 sprigs thyme

2 T olive oil

2 C roasted chicken, cut bite sized

6 C chicken broth

2 C water

2 16 oz pkgs gnocchi

2 C heavy whipping cream

2 C escarole or kale, diced

 

In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.  Saute the carrots, celery, and onion until the onion is clear.  Add the thyme and saute another minute.

Add the chicken, chicken broth and water.  Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.

Remove the thyme stems, leaving any leaves behind.

Gently add the gnocchi and continue to boil until they float to the surface.

Stir in the whipping cream and kale.  Simmer another 5 minutes.

Serve with crusty bread.

 

Why wait in lines for a table, when you can make Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup at home?

Pssst – Do you love our Olive Garden Copycat recipes? Try our Copycat Zuppa Toscana 

 

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Comments

  1. Dyan says

    Yes, how many does this Chicken/Gnocchi recipe serve? What is the overall prep time? Could it be adapted to cook in a crockpot?

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