Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup {copycat}

Hello to all my friends at Beneath my Heart!

It’s Ruthie from Whats Cooking with Ruthie and I’m so happy to be back… I love sharing some of the yummy cooking that comes out of my kitchen with y’all each month.

Spring is that crazy time of year when the weather can flip from a warm sunny days a to cold and wintery one without a moments notice! At least in my neck of the woods :)

Soooo, there’s no better way than a little

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (copycat)

to help stay warm and cozy even on those chilly days!

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I try to make the majority of my recipes as healthy as possible so I skinnied them down without losing any of the flavor… now that’s a win-win in my book :)

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (copycat)

Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Ruthie
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Serves: 10


  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3/4 C onion, diced
  • 1/2 C carrots, diced
  • 1/2 C celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 C flour
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 C fat-free half and half
  • 2 C cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 (8oz) package potato gnocchi
  • 3 C fresh baby spinach, stems removed
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil, chiffonade into thin ribbons
  • Fresh grated parmesan for serving


  1. In a large stock pot heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper and cook until tender firm, stirring. (approx 10 minutes)
  3. Sprinkle flour over vegetables, cook 3 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Slowly stir in chicken broth 1 C at a time, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the half and half, chicken, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often.
  6. In an additional sauce pan cook gnocchi according to package directions.
  7. Add gnocchi to soup with spinach, stir in.
  8. Cook spinach until slightly wilted, add basil, stir.
  9. Serve garnished with shredded parmesan.


Are you familiar with how to Chiffonade? If not… then take a minute to watch this video from my Kitchen Tip Series


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I hope you enjoy this Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (copycat) as much as we do- it’s delicious.

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Happy Cooking!
xoxo~ Ruthie

Ruthie Knudsen
Author/Owner/Creative Mind


  1. I have never had this soup, but it looked awesome. I do a newsletter for my condo community, and I decided to add it to my March issue. I gave you full credit Ruthie! Thank you for your yumminess.

  2. This looks so good! Wondering if there is a way to make this dairy free. Would Almond milk or soy cream work instead of the half and half?

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