Chicken Gnocchi Soup — Restaurant CopyCat

Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

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Gnocchi, loosely translated “knot in wood” or “knuckle”, is basically an Italian potato dumpling. These may be purchased in shelf boxes or refrigerated packages in grocery stores. A popular franchise Italian restaurant, Olive Garden, serves a creamy soup which inspired this creation of mine. While my attempt was not meant to duplicate their recipe, this creation is rather close. When our third son, Owen, was a young child he thought he didn’t care for spinach but when he tasted this for the first time, he said, “Wow, Mom, I really like this!” My hope is that your family will enjoy this soup, as well.


Watch my daughter and me create this soup RIGHT HERE.

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Mrs. Katie of Heritage Ways
This is my creamy creation after eating a similar soup at Olive Garden restaurant. This creamy assembly of cheese sauce, spinach, chicken and gnocchi provide a perfectly comforting soup nearly any time of year.
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 box chicken broth approximately a quart or so
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup or homemade equivalent
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I only used Redmond's Real Salt.)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • splash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup frozen, chopped spinach thawed
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 pkg gnocchi


  • Combine and melt the first 8 ingredients in medium soup pot on low-medium heat. Stir often until a smooth combined consistency is achieved. Whisk if that would help. Add spinach and chicken, stirring until combined. Add gnocchi. Cook on low heat until heated thoroughly. Add more broth or water, if desired. Stir occasionally. Enjoy!



This is the single recipe as written in my first cookbook, "From Katie's Kitchen, Vol. One." The recipe can be easily doubled as demonstrated in the video tutorial found at Heritage Ways YouTube. 
Watch us create this SOUP
Keyword chicken soup, heritage ways, lasagna soup, Olive Garden soup copycat, restaurant copycat recipe, soup

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