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.


4.3 from 88 votes
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

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

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken and Gnocchi Soup, Chicken Gnocchi Soup, Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 2 tsp parsley flakes
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 1 package 16 ounces mini potato gnocchi
  • 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.
Recipe Notes

You can add celery to this recipe if desired, juts add about 1 cup chopped. If your soup is too thin for your liking add 1Tbs cornstarch mixed with 1Tbs cold water and stir into your soup until thickened.

Nutrition Facts
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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140 thoughts on “Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

  1. Yummy! I love Olive Garden and I love good soup recipes! It’s win-win! 🙂 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 🙂 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 🙂

  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! 🙂

  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?

    1. I live in the Southeast also. Wal-Mart now carries gnocchi in a box in the pasta isle. I use it all the time. I just omit the seasoning pack it has in it. Also, while shopping at The Dollar Tree the other day, I noticed they also had some plain potato gnocchi in the food isle. I haven’t tried it yet. Hope this helps.

  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! 😊

  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 curious how much salt and pepper you added to make this? I know in the recipe it says “for taste” but just wondering if you found a good amount that you add, thanks!

  14. Absolutely love this soup so definitely plan to try it soon!! I did have a question though, do you have directions to do it in a crockpot? I would love to have it for dinner but with all the kids activities plus my meetings most dinners end up being from the crockpot. Thank you!!

  15. 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 😍 Thank you for the share. Will definitely make this again.

  16. Making this for supper tonight, my husband ADORES the chicken gnocchi soup at Olive Garden, so I’m quite excited for this!

  17. 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.

  18. Delicious! Made as directed except used half & half in place of milk, also added sautéed celery with other veggies. Rich, creamy and very tasty, hubby and I loved it. Will make again. Thanks!

  19. This soup was so delicious. I am in love! So glad I found your recipe, thank you! I substituted 1 cup of milk for heavy cream and it turned out lovely. Paired with some home made breadsticks, this soup was amazing!

  20. 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!

  21. Just made this for my family of 4. It was delicious and there were no leftovers. I doubled up the gnocchi but otherwise followed the recipe. Will definitely be making this again! Thanks 😊

  22. Chicken and gnocchi soup is my absolute favorite soup! I’ve been dying to try making it at home, I’ll have to give your recipe a try!

  23. Very good and similar to Olive Garden….prob as close as you can get. Since I’ve moved overseas I’ve been craving it….craving fulfilled! Next time I’d prob lessen the butter as it turned out a bit yellowish and not white-ish like the one at Olive Garden also too buttery for my liking. No extra salt needed to taste either….perfectly salted as is. Thanks

  24. Just wondering how much this makes? I have four people in my household, my husband a teenage boy who eats a lot and a toddler I just want to make sure I have enough ingredients for us all to eat. Thank you!

  25. I made this a while back and it was delicious however I cooked my gnocchi according to the package directions. I still found it to be somewhere firm. I know when I’m at Olive Garden it’s very soft did I do something wrong?

    1. It really depends on the type of gnocchi. A lot of store bought gnocchi is a little firmer on texture. I wish I knew olive gardens secret to their fluffy gnocchi. You could just try boiling it longer to make it tender or just test some alternative brands.

  26. Hi,
    I really love this soup. Although I have not been to Olive Garden to try theirs, &!would probably be disappointed.

    I have made a couple of alterations for me. I use Gluten free flour, & add at the end a little Port or Cherry to the soup. Talking about delicious! My family can’t get enough of it, whether it’s winter or summer.

    Thank you!

    1. This soup is really a year round recipe! We hate having to wait til the winter to enjoy any soup so we make this all the time for sure! So happy you were able to adapt it to fit your flavors!

  27. Loved this recipe! I have never cooked gnocchi before. It will definetly be a family favorite! Thank you for sharing a wonderful,easy and delicious recipe.

  28. This is definitely a big bowl of comfort food! Just makes you warm from the inside out. Glad I can make it at home now!

  29. Better than the actural at the resturant. Love this and prepare it often using a rotissarie chicken from the market. Sooooo yummy.

  30. Making this soup tonight!! My husband and I are so excited!! He just told me he hopes it’s not better than olive gardens because that’s the only reason he goes to Olive Garden!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

  31. Sooo delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!! I made a bowl and my boyfriend and I were in love!! The prep time did take me about an hour though 🙁

  32. This is a solid recipe! All the components are there and the proportions are good, with room to adjust to taste. I would recommend this recipe for sure.

  33. I just made this for dinner and it was soooo yummy but I had a problem with the butter sitting on top of the soup. Any suggestions?

  34. Have you done this in a slow cooker? I’m planning on making it tomorrow, I am SO excited. I’m going to make some copycat breadsticks too. I love Pinterest. Can’t wait to try!

  35. This soup is amazing and I really love that it doesn’t use heavy cream or half and half! I add a cup of celery to the veggie mix and usually end up doubling the flour to make it extra thick. Everyone I’ve made this for says it’s delicious and they always want the recipe! Thank you!

  36. Just made this and had a cup to try. Love it!!! Next time I think I will decrease the broth to 4-5 cups and use kale. It was just what I needed on this very chilly day in Texas.

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