Easy chicken gnocchi soup


This homemade chicken gnocchi soup is the perfect comfort food… creamy, hearty and delicious! Only takes one pot and 30 minutes to make.

Easy chicken gnocchi soup... creamy, hearty and delicious! Only takes one pot and 30 minutes to make.

Last month we visited my BIL and SIL in New York for their babies blessing and she made the most delicious chicken gnocchi soup while we were there. It tasted like Olive Garden’s chicken gnocchi soup. I knew once I got home I had to get the recipe and make it for my family. This soup is so creamy, rich and delicious. It’s definitely a new family favorite.


Now that fall is almost here, I know we’ll be making this soup A LOT more over the next few months. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for cooler weather. I could eat soup and bread sticks every day during the fall. Mmm…
Copycat Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup -so easy and delicious!

I don’t know about you guys, but I am a big fan of gnocchi. I had never tried it until I got married, but have made several recipes with it ever since. I also love to get the Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup whenever they have it on the menu as well. If you’ve never tried gnocchi, you can find it in the pasta section at any store. It is basically mini dumplings made from potato and flour. My kids love to eat them with marinara sauce, but they are SO yummy in soup! I also love eating them with butter and parmesan cheese for a simple lunch.
Chicken and gnocchi soup recipe -made in one pot in 30 minutes!

This Chicken and gnocchi soup recipe is SO easy to make and can be made in one pot in 30 minutes. You can’t beat that! Enjoy this chicken gnocchi soup for lunch, dinner, or whenever! It’s a comforting home cooked meal and one the whole family will love!

This homemade chicken gnocchi soup is a comforting home cooked meal and perfect for a chilly day. Creamy, hearty and delicious!

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Easy chicken gnocchi soup recipe

Easy chicken gnocchi soup

Course: Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 496 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

This homemade chicken gnocchi soup is the perfect comfort food… creamy, hearty and delicious! Only takes one pot and 30 minutes to make.



  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 cup sliced or shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 chicken breasts cooked and shredded (or use rotisserie chicken)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 16-ounce package mini potato gnocchi
  • 1-2 cups chopped spinach


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. Add the chicken, chicken stock, whipping cream, salt, pepper and thyme. Heat to boiling and then add the gnocchi. Gently boil for 4 minutes, then turn down and simmer for 10 minutes, or until it has reached desired thickness.
  2. Add spinach and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Enjoy while warm!

Recipe Notes

Make sure to chop the vegetables before getting started :)

Nutrition Facts
Easy chicken gnocchi soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 616mg 26%
Potassium 798mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 106%
Vitamin C 7.5%
Calcium 8.3%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This homemade chicken gnocchi soup is the perfect comfort food... creamy, hearty and delicious! Only takes one pot and 30 minutes to make.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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13 comments on “Easy chicken gnocchi soup”

  1. This looks really good! My kids, for whatever reason, don’t like gnocchi so this may be a good way to fool them!! Visiting from Tidy Mom.

  2. Can you recommend a gnocchi?

  3. This soup is eye-catching! I’m tempted to add in some coconut milk. Hope it won’t destroy the flavor!

  4. Thank you for posting this! I made this for my family and everyone loved it!! Delicious!

  5. Where do you find the mini potato gnocchi
    at in the grocery store? 

  6. This is my favorite soup I choose at Olive Garden. Yesterday was a cold wintery day here in Ohio and I had almost all the ingredients . My dear husband shopped for the spinach and carrots. I will definitely make this soup over and over. It is delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  7. Delicious! I did substitute evaporated milk for the cream, but that is just personal preference. I love the celery ‘heart’ in the soup ladle picture — not sure if that was styled or just a happy accident, but it made me smile.

  8. I’ve made this soup twice and it’s turned out great both times.  I used a 12 1/2 oz can of chicken this time and it worked great!

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