Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a copy of the soup Olive Garden Restaurant has on their menu.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan.
  2. Add onions, celery, carrots, garlic and sauté until soft.
  3. Add flour mixing well, cook for 3-4 minutes ,stirring frequently.
  4. Add heavy cream, milk and chicken broth mixing well.
  5. Cook and stir until mixture thicken and comes to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and stir in chicken, spinach, gnocchi and remaining seasonings.
  7. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  8. Cook over low heat 8-10 minutes until gnocchi become tender. (you could also place the ingredients in a Crock-Pot and cook on low for 1- 1 ½ hours , this really makes the flavors come together.).
  9. Serve with Hot garlic bread sticks and enjoy.
Most Helpful

Delicious, just like Olive Garden or better. I am a copycat snob, so many times recipes don't taste the same. This one is right on the money!

KSJ November 26, 2013

I made this. Very very good and flavorful. My only tip is to make sure you don't use too many Gnocchi like I did. I used more than the recipe called for because I bought a bigger bag than was called for.

REALNAVYLADY October 27, 2013

This was delicious and very easy to make! I used frozen spinach and added it at the same time as the rest of the veggies. I managed to get 6 serves out of this batch, so I'm very pleased with that. Looking forward to having this again.

Satyne April 29, 2013