Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

 

AuthorTiffany AguirreDifficultyBeginner
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins
 4 tbsp Butter (1/2 stick)
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 cup finely diced onion
 ½ cup finely diced celery
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 1 qt half-and-half
 28 oz 2 (14-ounce) cans of chicken broth
 salt to taste
 ½ tsp dried thyme
 ½ tsp parsley flakes
 ¼ tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
 1 cup finely shredded carrots
 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach leaves
 1 cup cooked diced chicken breast (rotisserie chicken works best)
 1 (16 oz) package ready-to-use gnocchi
1

Melt the butter into the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring occacionally, until the onion becomes translucent. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Whisk in the half-and-half. Simmer until thickened. Whisk in the chicken broth. Simmer until thickened again. Stir 1/2 teaspoon salt, the thyme, parsley,nutmeg (if desired), carrots, spinach, chicken, and gnocchi. Simmer until the soup is heated through. Before serving, season with additional salt, if necessary.

Ingredients

 4 tbsp Butter (1/2 stick)
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 cup finely diced onion
 ½ cup finely diced celery
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 1 qt half-and-half
 28 oz 2 (14-ounce) cans of chicken broth
 salt to taste
 ½ tsp dried thyme
 ½ tsp parsley flakes
 ¼ tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
 1 cup finely shredded carrots
 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach leaves
 1 cup cooked diced chicken breast (rotisserie chicken works best)
 1 (16 oz) package ready-to-use gnocchi

Directions

1

Melt the butter into the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring occacionally, until the onion becomes translucent. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Whisk in the half-and-half. Simmer until thickened. Whisk in the chicken broth. Simmer until thickened again. Stir 1/2 teaspoon salt, the thyme, parsley,nutmeg (if desired), carrots, spinach, chicken, and gnocchi. Simmer until the soup is heated through. Before serving, season with additional salt, if necessary.

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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