Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
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Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

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I tasted a similar soup at Olive Garden and wanted to try and make it myself. Here's the delicious result! It's wonderful on a cool evening. —Jaclynn Robinson, Shingletown, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup butter, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 482 calories, 28g fat (17g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 527mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown chicken in 2 tablespoons butter. Remove and keep warm. In the same pan, saute the onion, carrot, celery and garlic in remaining butter until tender.
  2. Whisk in flour until blended; gradually stir in the milk, cream, bouillon and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Add the gnocchi and spinach; cook for 3-4 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Add the chicken. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through (do not boil). Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Editor's Note: Look for potato gnocchi in the pasta or frozen foods section.
Originally published as Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p91

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randcbruns User ID: 828588 259072
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"I really wanted to love this recipe as it but it was kind of bland. We will make this again but will do some changes to the seasonings to see if we can ring some more flavor out of it."

Karen User ID: 9012411 259008
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2017

"After making this soup, tasted rich but bland. I added about 2-3 tsp. of Better than Boullion chicken flavor and it was amazing! Also, try adding some nice

Asiago cheese on top and it makes it SO good!!"

kaylenn2172 User ID: 1286066 256862
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"Very good recipe. I lightened it up by using fat free half & half & skim milk."

sandra08558 User ID: 3739483 255459
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2016

"ok on the first day, gnocchi got really pasty when reheated"

abashu User ID: 6784654 244554
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"My husband and I really liked this. Because there are just two of us I will be cutting the recipe in half next time."

roseholste User ID: 2524778 242068
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"My family really enjoyed this and asked to add it to 'favorites'. I used homemade gnocchi."

crzy4cooking User ID: 6278184 232219
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"What a wonderful soup. It's just like the chicken gnocchi soup at the Olive Garden. I used all milk instead of the heavy cream, and 1% milk, since that is what I have in the house. I couldn't tell that it was missing the cream. I also used an extra carrot and more spinach. easy to make and will keep making it for a long time."

Halee2003 User ID: 7213920 220360
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"I want to make this, butt what is potato gnocchi and where do I find it?"

quiltingstitcher User ID: 4596769 219106
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"This was so easy and very delicious--I added another cup of milk to make more broth and it was still delivious. Definitely a keeper"

pate520 User ID: 4513511 218588
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015


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