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Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Our Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup is a creamy and delicious Olive Garden copycat recipe that the entire family will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, gnocchi
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 510kcal
Cost: $11.32


  • whisk
  • slow cooker
  • Wooden spoon
  • Medium bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • measuring cups


  • 1 ½ lbs frozen chicken tenders or breasts
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • ¾ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 pound package gnocchi
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup fresh spinach roughly chopped


  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Place chicken in the bottom of a large slow cooker (at least 6-quarts). Place onion, celery, and garlic on top of the chicken.
  • Add Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • Pour in chicken broth, cover the slow cooker with the lid, and cook on LOW for 6-8 hour or HIGH for 3-4 hours, or until the chicken is tender.
  • Shred the chicken into bite-size pieces using two forks.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together cornstarch and half-and-half. Pour this mixture into the slow cooker.
  • Add gnocchi and shredded carrots to the slow cooker and cover the slow cooker. Increase the heat to HIGH (if you previously had it on LOW). Cook for 45-60 minutes, or until the soup is thickened and the gnocchi is cooked through.
  • Stir in chopped spinach, cover, and cook for 3 more minutes or until the spinach wilts.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 918mg | Potassium: 890mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4714IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 4mg