If you love the chicken gnocchi soup at The Olive Garden then you are going to love our slow cooker copycat version! Tender potato gnocchi floats in a creamy soup with chicken and veggies in this easy to make recipe for Crock-Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup. Your family will love the flavor and you will love how easy it comes together in your slow-cooker!
Crock-Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)
Summer is over and school has started here. With school starting, the cooler weather will slowly start to come about. Today we are having some rain and nice cool breezes. Makes me think about soup!
There really is nothing better than a hot bowl of soup for dinner or lunch if you ask me.
I have never tried cooking with potato gnocchi before and decided to give this soup a try after I had a bowl of an amazing Chicken Gnocchi soup at The Olive Garden. I knew immediately that I had to try and recreate that recipe at home in my slow cooker!
I used home canned chicken chunks and chicken stock I made myself too. But you could easily use left over chicken, rotisserie chicken or even canned chicken too. And of course store bought chicken stock works just great too.
I liked the flavor of the soup and the ease of making the recipe itself. This recipe is one I am going to make again and again for sure!
Watch The Crock-Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Video:
Ingredients needed to make chicken gnocchi soup:
- Cooked chicken
- Chicken stock
- Dried Italian seasoning
- Potato gnocchi
- Evaporated milk
- Fresh spinach
- Olive oil
How to make chicken gnocchi soup:
Step 1: Add cooked chicken, chicken stock, celery, carrots, onion and Italian seasoning to a 4 quart or larger slow cooker. Cover your slow cooker and cook on LOW heat for about 6 hours until the veggies are nice and tender.
Step 2: At this point you are going to add the potato gnocchi, evaporated milk and a little slurry made out of cornstarch and water which will thicken up the soup nicely.
Step 3: In a skillet on the stove-top you are going to saute the fresh spinach in a little olive oil with the minced garlic until the spinach is slightly wilted and the garlic is aromatic. Add this spinach garlic mixture into the slow cooker and give everything a stir.
Step 4: Let the soup cook for 1 more additional hour on LOW heat to let the flavors come together and allow the soup to thicken up.
Step 5: Ladle soup into bowls are you are ready to EAT!
Nutrition information based on 6 servings using 1.5 lbs. of cooked chicken in recipe.