Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

The chicken and gnocchi is one of the most popular soups on the menu at Olive Garden. Look for premade gnocchi in the frozen food section of your local supermarket.

INGREDIENTS | SERVES 6–8

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 pound cubed chicken
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Cracked pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ shredded carrot
  • 1 stalk celery shredded
  • ¼ cup shredded onion
  • ½ cup torn fresh spinach
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen gnocchi
  1. In a soup pot on medium heat, melt the butter and sauté the garlic for 2–3 minutes.

  2. Add the chicken and cook 8–10 minutes until done.

  3. Stir in the flour and pepper and mix well, cook for 2–3 minutes, until the flour is cooked into the chicken. Add the milk and heavy cream.

  4. Add the carrots, celery, onion, and spinach. Drop 3 bouillon cubes into the pot.

  5. Mix ingredients well, stirring occasionally. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

  6. Add the frozen gnocchi to the pot. Cook 3–4 minutes more, until the gnocchi is done.

What Is Gnocchi?

Gnocchi is an Italian dumpling. Most gnocchi are potato based, but they can be made from all sorts of flours. Gnocchi are eaten as entrées or used as alternatives to pasta in soups. They are widely available dried, frozen, or fresh in vacuum-sealed packages in supermarkets and specialty stores.

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