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Lightened Up Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This copycat Lightened Up Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup is packed with vegetables, rotisserie chicken, pillowy gnocchi, and made with a homemade lightened up creamy, silky, chicken broth. This Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup is every bit as creamy and delicious as the restaurant version, but with less fat and calories-and costs a fraction of the price! It’s simple to make and can be made in less than 30 minutes!

Makes 8 servings

What ingredients do I need to make this Lightened Up Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup?

  • Light butter-I like to use Land O’ Lakes made with canola oil 
  • Celery ribs-diced
  • Minced garlic
  • White onion– diced
  • All-purpose flour- you could use gluten-free or almond flour 
  • Low sodium chicken broth 
  • Fresh thyme-minced 
  • Matchstick carrots– chopped 
  • Salt and pepper– to taste 
  • Cooked chicken breast -diced cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast -you could also use rotisserie chicken without the skin.
  • Potato gnocchi– refrigerated.
  • Fat free half-and-half– you could also use 2 cups unsweetened almond milk mixed with 2 Tbsp cornstarch. Be sure whisk cornstarch with almond milk before adding it to the soup.
  • Fresh spinach leaves-chopped. For best results, use fresh spinach. Frozen spinach will be mushy.

How do I make this Lightened Up Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup?

In a stockpot or Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. 

Add celery, garlic, and onion and sauté until soft.

Add the flour and whisk for about one minute to form a roux.

Slowly add chicken broth and gnocchi.

Stir until well combined. 

Stir in carrots, thyme

Then chicken and season with salt and pepper.

Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the chicken and gnocchi are cooked through-and the gnocchi starts to float to the top.

Reduce heat to low and stir in fat free half-and-half.

Then add chopped spinach.

Continue stirring and let it simmer for another 5 minutes until soup thickens.

Enjoy! 

Makes 8 servings

Serve warm.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp light butter-I like to use Land O’ Lakes light butter made with canola oil
  • 4 celery ribs, diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth 
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, minced 
  • 1 cup matchstick/shredded carrots, chopped 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 
  • 1.5 cups diced cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast -you could also use rotisserie chicken without the skin 
  • 1 (16 oz.) package refrigerated potato gnocchi
  • 2 cups fat free half-and-half*see notes for other option
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped

Directions: 

  1. In a stockpot or Dutch oven, heat light butter over medium heat. 
  2. Add celery, garlic, and onion and sauté until soft.
  3. Add the flour and whisk for about one minute to form a roux.
  4. Slowly add chicken broth and gnocchi. Stir until well combined. 
  5. Stir in carrots, thyme, cooked chicken, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the chicken and gnocchi are cooked-and the gnocchi starts to float to the top.
  7. Reduce heat and stir in fat free half-and-half and spinach. Continue stirring and let it simmer for another 2–5 minutes until soup thickens.
  8. Enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or it can be frozen for up to 3 months. 

Makes 8 ( 2 cups ) servings

6 Points® per serving

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Lightened Up Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Lightened Up Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This copycat Lightened Up Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup is packed with vegetables, rotisserie chicken, pillowy gnocchi, and made with a homemade lightened up creamy, silky, chicken broth. This Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup is every bit as creamy and delicious as the restaurant version, but with less fat and calories-and costs a fraction of the price! It's simple to make and can be made in less than 30 minutes!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp light butter- I use Land O'Lakes light butter made with canola oil
  • 4 celery ribs, diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth 
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, minced 
  • 1 cup matchstick/shredded carrots, chopped 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 
  • 1.5 cups diced cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast -you could also use rotisserie chicken without the skin 
  • 1 (16 oz.) package refrigerated potato gnocchi
  • 2 cups fat free half-and-half *see notes
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped

Instructions

    1. In a stockpot or Dutch oven, heat light butter over medium heat. 
    2. Add celery, garlic, and onion and sauté until soft.
    3. Add the flour and whisk for about one minute to form a roux.
    4. Slowly add chicken broth and gnocchi. Stir until well combined. 
    5. Stir in carrots, thyme, cooked chicken, and season with salt and pepper.
    6. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the chicken and gnocchi are cooked-and the gnocchi starts to float to the top.
    7. Reduce heat and stir in fat free half-and-half and spinach. Continue stirring and let it simmer for another 5 minutes until soup thickens.
    8. Enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or it can be frozen for up to 3 months. 

    Makes 8 ( 2 cups ) servings

    6 Points® per serving

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN: 6 smartpoints per serving BLUE/PURPLE: 5 smartpoints per serving

What could I use as a substitute for the fat free half and half?

You could whisk 2 cups unsweetened almond milk with 2 Tbsp cornstarch. Be sure whisk cornstarch with almond milk before adding it to the soup.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 432mgCarbohydrates: 37gNet Carbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

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Saturday 5th of November 2022

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Lisa

Thursday 3rd of November 2022

Yummy recipe. Delallo has gluten free potato gnocchi (dry). It worked great. It is definitely a recipe to save and share. Thanks

Candy

Sunday 30th of October 2022

I made the Olive Garden copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup and it was better than Olive Garden!!! Thank you so much for the recipe!

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