Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe! {Olive Garden Copycat}

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

One pot, lots of veggies, and all of the flavor!  Some nights call for soup.  Some nights call for comfort food.  The best nights call for both!  This Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe will become a family favorite, and is the perfect way to spread a little love around the dinner table!

When you can’t make it to Olive Garden, it’s copycat time!  Create your favorite Italian Gnocchi Soup at home… it’s richer and more decadent than the Olive Garden version, and you can enjoy it without even leaving home!  It’s the perfect family meal idea, rich and creamy, hearty and filling.

You’ll send the flavors over the top when you use dark meat from a Rotisserie Chicken and real bacon.  We all know everything is better with bacon!  Combine that with fresh Veggies, fresh Thyme, and fresh cracked Pepper, and you’ve got the ultimate gourmet savory soup!

With just a little bit of effort, this Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe serves up rich and creamy flavor… gourmet style!

Are you ready for another delicious homemade Soup Recipe?  Here’s what you’ll need…

Olive Garden Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe! {Olive Garden Copycat}

  • 1 box Potato Gnocchi {16 oz.} – find on the pasta aisle
  • 1¼ cup Thigh and Drumstick meat from Cooked Rotisserie Chicken, cut into thin 1″ pieces
  • 4 slices Cooked Bacon, cut into small pieces {use this Perfect Crispy Bacon in Oven cooking trick}
  • 1 cup fresh chopped Spinach
  • 1 cup diced White Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • ½ cup Shredded Carrots
  • ½ cup finely sliced Celery
  • 1 tsp Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • ¼ tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 2 cans Evaporated Milk {two 12 oz. cans}
  • 1 can Swanson Chicken Broth {14.5 oz.}
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup All Purpose Flour
  1. Preheat 5-6 quart Dutch Oven on stove at Medium-High heat.
  2. After dutch oven has warmed up, add Butter and Olive Oil.
  3. Once Butter has melted, add Onions, Garlic, Carrots and Celery, then saute until Onions become translucent {clear} in appearance.
  4. Stir in Flour, then immediately add 1 can Evaporated Milk, stirring constantly with large wooden spoon for approx. 1 minute.
  5. Once sauce starts to thicken, add in 2nd can of Evaporated Milk, Chicken Broth, Chicken, Bacon, Spinach, Thyme and Pepper, then stir well.
  6. Allow soup to come to a boil, stirring regularly.
  7. Once soup begins to boil, add Gnocchi {making sure all Gnocchi dumplings are separated}
  8. Allow to boil for 3 minutes stirring frequently, then reduce heat to Medium-Low and allow soup to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring regularly. ENJOY!

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