Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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If you love chicken and dumplings, you'll gobble up Chicken Gnocchi Soup. It's so easy to won't believe how fast dinner appears on the table!

chicken gnocchi soup in a teal dutch oven with ladle showing soup
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Have you ever eaten gnocchi before? It's like a dumpling, but smaller and made with potatoes, semolina, or flour. Mini potato gnocchi (ad) is the perfect addition to soup, and this creamy chicken version will knock your socks off.

It tastes a lot like Olive Garden's Chicken Gnocchi Soup!

How to Make Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Start by boiling 1 carton of chicken stock in a dutch oven (ad) or soup pot. Add 2 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken and 2 tablespoons of dried parsley. Bring back to a boil, then add 2 cups of mini gnocchi. (ad)

When the gnocchi rises to the top, it's ready. It only takes 2 minutes, but it hangs out while you're finishing the soup, and holds up well until it's ready to serve.

Cook the soup for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat, then add 1 cup of heavy cream. Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water in a separate dish. Pour it into the soup and increase heat to medium for 2 minutes, stirring to incorporate.

Mix in a dash of garlic powder and pepper, and you're good to go.

bowl of chicken gnocchi soup with a spoon and blue dutch oven behind it filled with soup

Recipe Tips

I've never tried to make my own gnocchi because it's easy to buy at the supermarket, which cuts prep time in half. When I want to make dinner in a jiffy, this is one of my go-to-recipes. It's completely finished and on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Chicken Gnocchi is best when eaten in one sitting, or plan to refrigerate the leftovers. Unfortunately, you can't freeze it because the cream will curdle and break down.

Enjoy this soup with a nice cake of Easy Southern Cornbread or Buttermilk Drop Biscuits. Talk about comfort food!

Recipe FAQS

Does this gnocchi soup taste like Olive Garden's?

I think it tastes just like Olive Garden's Chicken Gnocchi soup. The only thing that might be missing is shredded carrot if you'd like to add that.

Can I substitute milk for heavy cream?

If you're going to make a substitution, use half and half instead of heavy cream. If you use milk, the soup might be too thin.

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chicken gnocchi soup in a teal dutch oven with ladle showing soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup is the easiest soup you'll ever make...and the most delicious too! 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Soups
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 546kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.


  • 32 oz. carton chicken stock
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 2 cups mini potato gnocchi ad
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch mixed with 3 Tbsp. water
  • Dash of garlic powder and pepper


  • Bring chicken stock to a boil in a dutch oven.(ad)
  • Add shredded rotisserie chicken and parsley, return to boil.
  • Add gnocchi (ad) and cook for 2 minutes until it comes to the top.
  • Simmer soup for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  • Pour in heavy cream and stir well.
  • Add cornstarch mixed with water and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle soup with a dash of garlic powder and pepper.  Stir well and serve piping hot.



Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Sodium: 1192mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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  1. I am definitely making this. Visiting from the super fabulous friday link party.

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