Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

A creamy, tasty and hearty soup this Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup is one of our families favorites!

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

I don’t know about you guys but I absolutely adore Olive Garden. My husband and I could eat there all the time, we are big pasta people and usually make some sort of pasta dish 1-2x a week. CARBLOVERS.

I was so happy a few years ago when I stumbled across the recipe section of the Olive Garden website. YES IT IS THERE! For those of you who didn’t know, Olive Garden offers recipes to a bunch of their different menu items and switches them up every so often. This one has become a regular in my household as well as their alfredo sauce, I mean come on, no brainer.

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

I’m a big gnocchi fan, usually I eat it with salt and butter though. I know weird right? In Minnesota we have something called Klub which is a big potato dumpling usually cooked with ham hock or bacon and served with butter and salt. Gnocchi tastes like the mini version of those.

Olive Garde Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

So when I first started eating it a few years ago, I simply melted butter and sprinkled salt over it and was in heaven. We have something in Minnesota called Klub which is a big potato dumpling made with bacon or ham and gnocchi tastes like that!

Luckily these day’s I’ve branched out and can now say that I am going a little deeper with my recipes.This recipe originally used celery but I’m not a celery fan so I left it out, but go ahead and add it in if you’d like, I’m not going to discriminate completely!

chicken and gnocchi soup

So if you guys love soup, love Olive Garden and have less than an hour on your hands, make this!! Trust me, it will quickly become one of your families favorites just like ours.


Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
A creamy delicious hearty soup full of veggies, chicken and potato gnocchi.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  2. 1 Tbs olive oil
  3. 4 Tbs butter
  4. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  5. 1 small onion, chopped
  6. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  7. 6 cups chicken broth
  8. 2 cups milk
  9. 1 cup carrots, shredded
  10. 2 tsp parsley flakes
  11. Salt and pepper for seasoning
  12. 1 package (16 ounces) mini potato gnocchi
  13. 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  1. In large dutch oven or stock pot, melt butter and olive oil together.
  2. Add your onions, carrots and garlic and cook until onions become translucent.
  3. Whisk in your flour and let cook for a minute, slowly stir in your chicken broth and simmer until it starts to thicken up.
  4. Meanwhile in pan cook your gnocchi according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  5. Add your milk to your veggie and chicken broth mix and bring to a boil, stir in your seasonings.
  6. Once at a boil reduce heat and add your gnocchi, spinach and chicken simmering until heated through and thickened.
  1. You can add celery to this recipe if desired, juts add about 1 cup chopped.
  2. If your soup is too thin for your liking add 1Tbs cornstarch mixed with 1Tbs cold water and stir into your soup until thickened.
Adapted from Olive Garden
Adapted from Olive Garden
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65 thoughts on “Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

  1. Yummy! I love Olive Garden and I love good soup recipes! It’s win-win! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing at #HomeMattersParty. Hope you come back and share again.

  2. WOW, I am so excited to see and copy this recipe. It is my husband’s favorite at Olive Garden. I will definitely make this. Thank you sooooo much.

  3. The last paragraph is confusing. It repeats the previous 3 but I’m not sure whether I’m adding the milk or the chicken broth? Or is this another pan?

  4. Hi I had a question about the gnocchi ๐Ÿ™‚ I think something went wrong (or maybe it was just the brand I bought). It tastes noticeably like baking soda (or something similarly sour)! We ended up having to pick the gnocchi out of our servings. Is there something I might have done wrong? If so is there a way to salvage it?

    1. Hi Emily, that is really odd. I’ve never had that happen or ever tasted sour. It could be the brand of gnocchi you purchased. That would be the only thing I can think of, maybe they coated their gnocchi in baking soda or something when they rolled it. You could possibly remove the gnocchi from the soup with a slotted spoon and rinse, but other than that I’m not exactly sure how to salvage them. I’d it’s edible without it then maybe just take it out? I usually get my gnocchi from Walmart.

  5. Hi there! Greetings from central California. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. This soup is my go to when we go to Olive Garden. I really don’t like anything besides their soup, salad, and breadsticks, haha. I doubled the recipe and it is perfect for my family of 6. They gobbled it up!
    Thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thank you for this recipe! Chicken Gnocchi soup from Olive Garden is one of my absolute favorite soups and I’ve been CRAVING it! I made it tonight and it came out perfectly. I served it with a warm, delicious crusty bread. I can’t wait for lunch tomorrow now! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Heather, it takes about 30-45 mins total. You can cut down the time by using a rotisserie chicken as well and just shredding that up saving time on cooking the chicken yourself.

  7. I live in the Southest… we have Olive Garden here and I love this soup! However, I am having trouble finding potato gnocchi in grocery stores. I know I don’t want to try and make my own…where do you find yours?

  8. I love to buy a chicken in the meat department, uncooked. I then put it in a large pot, season cover with water and onion and fresh garlic. I then bring it to a boil and then turn it down until it is barely bubbling. I cook it until it is cooked. Take it out and let it cool so I can handle it. While I am waiting I strain the broth and put it in 1 to 2 cup containers. Freeze it and I have the best chicken stalk ever. I break down the chicken so I have shredded chicken that I can use in different meals. I freeze it. Now I break the chicken bones and cover them and cook until I have another batch of broth. I have 12 frozen contIners out of the first batch and about 5 or6 out of the second batch. Best broth ever. I transfer the frozen broth into freezer bags. It takes up less space. Saves me a lot of money. Living on SS is a chalange. I am an 82 yr old widow.

  9. Can you please tell me what the brand name is of the gnocchi you buy at Walmart? Need some soup to warm me up in Minnesota! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. Yummy! I add a little less chicken broth so it’s not so runny and is just a single container (4 1/2 C or so). We also have to add parmesan cheese on top.

  11. I am not a fan of Olive Garden, being Italian and taught how to cook from birth we don’t go there. But this looked tempting so I gave it a shot. Its pretty friggin good homemade!!! I changed to Tortilini and added Carrots since I had them and LOVE this!!!

  12. I’m making this soup right now! Love the recipe!!! I cooked the chicken separate and shredded it in my kitchen aid. I’m gonna try cooking the gnocchi inside the soup…we shall see how this turns out!!! My tummy is so excited!!!

  13. Just found โ€œGnocchiโ€ in the pasta isle at Publicโ€™s. I had looked everywhere! Soup is so good!

  14. THIS WAS SOOOO GOOD!! I substituted evaporated milk for fresh milk and used 3/4c flour. My next door neighbor sent me a text that dinner smelled great and came over for a bowl on this chilly 40 degree TN fall night ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you for the share. Will definitely make this again.

  15. I made this the other night with a couple unintentional tweaks. I had bought some gnocchi a while back and when I went to make this soup it had a funky smell so I left it out. Next when I was going to add the milk I realized we were out (life with 3 kids) so I used heavy cream instead. It made a delicious kind of cream of chicken soup. We had it with hot buttered rolls for a light evening meal.

  16. I hadn’t been to Olive Garden in about 5 years. I’ve been making your soup for a few years now. We went back to OG last week as a central place for family to meet and I got this soup. Wow! This is so much better quality!! I think they just have it in a can or something bc it tasted like Campbell’s cream of chicken with some gnocchi in it…

    This recipe is fabulous though!! Everyone that has tried it is obsessed (including me!!) I’ve been keeping the ingredients on hand (and really, I eat most of the ingredients on a regular basis) this winter! Thanks for coming up with this improved version of OG’s soup!

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