Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

It’s soup time!  I’ve been wanting to make my own Chicken Gnocchi Soup with homemade gnocchi for ages!


It has been a struggle, but I finally got it!

At first my gnocchi were too mushy.  I think it was a combination of the recipe and overcooking.

This one nailed it!  I am so happy to finally remake a restaurant favorite!


Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Adapted from Creme de la Crumb


1 tablespoon butter

1 ½ pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in bite sized pieces

1 small onion, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

1 large carrot, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt & pepper, to taste

½ teaspoon dried basil

4 cups (1 quart) chicken broth

1 cup spinach, chopped

2 cups milk

1 batch homemade gnocchi



Heat the butter in a soup pot over medium heat.  Add the chicken, onion, celery, carrot, and garlic.  Cook until chicken begins to brown and vegetables are softened.  Add the broth, basil, salt, & pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in the milk spinach and cook for about 5 minutes, do not boil.


Add the gnocchi.  Heat through and season to taste.