This is a copycat recipe for the chicken and gnocchi soup at Olive Garden. This is my favorite soup to get every time I go to Olive Garden and I love to eat it with breadsticks. This soup consists of ingredients such as cooked chicken, potato gnocchi, chicken broth and half and half. A lot of the flavor comes from celery, carrot, onion, garlic, and thyme. This soup takes a little time to prepare because a lot of the ingredients need to be chopped. Enjoy.
Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
1⁄2 onion, (diced)
1 clove garlic (minced)
1⁄2 carrot (shredded)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 to 4 chicken breast (cooked and diced)
4 cups chicken stock
salt (to taste)
1 black pepper (to taste)
1 teaspoon thyme
16 oz potato gnocchi
2 cups half-and-half
1 cups fresh spinach (chopped)
In a large deep pot heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, garlic and carrot and sauté until onion is translucent.
Add the chopped cooked chicken, chicken stock, salt, pepper and thyme. Bring to a boil. Add the gnocchi. Gently boil for 4 minutes, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the half and half and spinach and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the spinach is wilted.