I have shared with you my love for Olive Garden soups, and Chicken Gnocchi soup is no exception.
I know you are wondering why I am posting about soup and we are entering warmer temperatures. But it is cold around these parts. Yesterday I almost turned my heat back on. And I am not out of the clear for turning it on today if it is warranted.
For a good while, I couldn’t have my favorite Olive Garden soup because it contained pork sausage and I removed pork from my diet.
While I missed my favorite soup, Olive Garden had another one right behind it that soon became my new favorite conducive to my diet restrictions. Their chicken gnocchi soup DOES NOT disappoint.
I am happy to tell you that now you don’t have wait to go to Olive Garden to get it anymore, because I have a copycat version of Chicken Gnocchi in the same way I did for my other favorite – Zuppa Toscona.
And just in case you are not convinced that Chicken Gnocchi is the new best chicken soup ever, I have three reasons why it’s better.
3 Reasons Chicken Gnocchi is Better Than Your Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup has minimal veggies. If you find a good one, there may be something other than carrots. In the form of celery. Can you say boring?
Chicken Gnocchi has carrots, onions and spinach. Spinach is amazing, and delicious, and great in soup.
I don’t know when I first discovered gnocchi but I thought they were wonderful. Better than noodles for sure. Any soup that has them can’t help but to be delicious in my book.
The only time I want a brothy soup is when I have a sore throat and trouble swallowing. But any other time, I want a nice hearty soup that is sure to fill me up. With these vegetables and the gnocchi, this soup is sure to do that.
If you are not sold, I don’t know what more you need right now. But you should at least give it a try.
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut up
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 4 Tbs butter
- 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 Tbsp minced garlic
- 6 cups vegetable broth, can you use chicken if you prefer
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup carrots, cut up or shredded
- 2 tsp parsley flakes
- salt, pepper, garlic powder for seasoning
- 16 ounce gnocchi, I use whole wheat
- 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
- 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp water
- In large pot, combine butter and olive oil
- Add onions, carrots and garlic
- Cook until onions become translucent
- Stir in your broth
- Whisk in your flour and let cook for a minute
- Simmer until it starts to thicken up
- In a separate pot cook your gnocchi according to package directions, drain and set aside
- Add milk to your veggie and broth mix
- Bring to a boil, stir in seasonings
- In small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until mixed
- Add to your veggie and broth mix
- Reduce heat, add your gnocchi, spinach and chicken
- Simmer until heated through and thickened
The cornstarch mixture is added for thickness. If you prefer thinner soup, skip steps 10 and 11
[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Inspired Soup – A not so average chicken soup that can be served as a side or meal. – boneless skinless chicken breasts (cooked and cut up), Tbs olive oil, Tbs butter, All Purpose Flour, yellow onion (chopped), Tbsp minced garlic, vegetable broth (can you use chicken if you prefer), milk, carrots (cut up or shredded), parsley flakes, salt (pepper, garlic powder for seasoning), gnocchi (I use whole wheat), fresh spinach (chopped), Cornstarch, water, , In large pot, combine butter and olive oil; Add onions, carrots and garlic ; Cook until onions become translucent; Stir in your broth ; Whisk in your flour and let cook for a minute; Simmer until it starts to thicken up; In a separate pot cook your gnocchi according to package directions, drain and set aside; Add milk to your veggie and broth mix ; Bring to a boil, stir in seasonings; In small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until mixed; Add to your veggie and broth mix; Reduce heat, add your gnocchi, spinach and chicken ; Simmer until heated through and thickened; ; – <span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino, serif;"><em>The cornstarch mixture is added for thickness. If you prefer thinner soup, skip steps 10 and 11</em></span> – Dinner – Soup – Italian – Soup – Dinner – Food – Recipes – olive garden – soup recipe[/wpurp-searchable-recipe]Questions, Comments or Just Want to Say Hey 👋🏽, Drop Me a Line in the Comments.