The Easiest Chicken Gnocchi Soup You’ll Ever Make

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For busy working women balancing it all, Chicken Gnocchi Soup is an ideal dish – tasty, comforting, and surprisingly easy to make. This recipe is perfect for weekend batch cooking days and reheats well for quick lunches during the week.

Copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup

The Olive Garden chain of restaurants is renowned for its chicken gnocchi soup, and this version is a great copycat of the original.

This soup is always a crowd-pleaser, so if you’re hosting dinner guests, whip up a big batch of everyone will be happy. Serve with some garlic bread, and you’ll have a delicious meal that comes together in no time.

How to Make Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken breasts, carrots, salt, pepper, garlic, chicken broth, gnocchi, flour, heavy whipping cream and fresh spinach are all the ingredients you need to make this soup. Peel and shred some carrots, chop up some celery, add the chicken and vegetables to a crockpot.

Then pour in the seasonings and chicken broth. Cook on high for 3 hours, remove the chicken from the pot and shred it, then add the gnocchi, flour, and heavy cream.

Let everything cook together for another 20 minutes, then add spinach leaves and serve.

Chicken Gnocchi Soup also lends itself to experimentation – try adding herbs or spices like red pepper flakes to vary up the flavor.

Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Soups
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 16 ounces gnocchi
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach, chopped


  • Peel and shred carrots, then rinse and chop celery.
  • Add chicken, carrots, and celery to the bottom of a crockpot.
  • Pour the seasonings on top of the chicken, then add the chicken broth.
  • Cook on high for 3 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the crockpot, and shred it. Return chicken to crockpot.
  • Add the gnocchi, flour, and heavy cream to the crockpot. Cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Add the spinach, cook for 5 minutes, then serve.


You can make this on the stovetop too. Just cook and shred chicken beforehand. Add the chicken, carrots, celery, seasonings, and chicken broth to a large pot. Cook on medium until celery is tender. Before serving, cook gnocchi according to package directions, then add gnocchi, heavy cream, and flour. Heat for an additional 20 minutes, then add the spinach, and cook for a few minutes until it wilts.

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