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Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
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Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

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Warm up on a snowy eve by enjoying a bowl of this chicken and pasta soup. It's quick to fix and loved by all who try it. —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 equals 482 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 527 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g 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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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."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

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

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."

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

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

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"

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