Ready for a delicious soup that will warm you up on cold days? This Copycat Olive Garden Gnocchi Soup is one of my favorites, and it’s perfect for staying warm during chilly weather.
I love that I can get the taste of one of the best restaurant soups in the comfort of my own home. When it’s cold out, the last thing you want to do is venture out for dinner, am I right?
Copycat Olive Garden Gnocchi Soup
- 1 Pound Boneless Skinless Chicken
- 1 Cup Shredded Carrots
- 1 Onion, Diced
- 1 Cup Fresh Spinach, Chopped
- 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
- 1 Tablespoon Parsley Flakes
- ½ Cup Flour
- 4 ½ Cups Chicken Broth
- 1 ¼ Cup Milk
- 16 Ounces Potato Gnocchi
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- Salt and Pepper
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- In a large soup pot, mix your butter and olive oil.
- Once the butter has melted, add in your garlic, carrots, and onion. Cook until onions become flimsy.
- Add your flour and mix well until liquid has soaked up the flour. It will be pasty.
- Pour in your chicken broth one cup at a time. Each time, wait until the liquid has almost come to a boil before adding in the next cup.
- While mixture is simmering, cut your chicken into large chunks and place in a skillet. Cook until no longer pink in the middle. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, shred the chicken by hand and set aside again.
- To prepare your gnocchi at this point as well, fill a small sauce pan with water. Bring to a boil. Add gnocchi and boil for about 5 minutes or until gnocchi starts floating. Drain and set aside.
- Your mixture should be thickening by now. Remember to keep the heat low for the simmer, this allows it to thicken better. I made the mistake of not adding quite enough flour and forgetting to lower the heat. This caused mine to be a bit thinner than desired. Once it begins to thicken, add you milk, parsley, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
- Let boil for just a couple of minutes and then reduce the heat back down again to simmer. Add in your chicken, gnocchi, and spinach at this time.
- Allow the mixture to simmer at a low temperature until the thickness you desire is reached. If you would like it even thicker, take 3 teaspoons corn starch and 3 teaspoons warm water and mix them together in a small dish and then add it to the mixture. This should help it thicken up a little more.