Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Made Skinny

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Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup is so delicious! It’s filled with potato gnocchi (potato dumplings) and is hearty enough for a soup meal. I can’t wait for you to try my skinny remake!!! It tastes luxuriously rich and decadent. And, it has more chicken, veggies, and gnocchi. Each main course serving has 299 calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 7 Green.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes


1 cup onions, chopped

1 cup carrots, chopped or sliced

1 cup celery, sliced

3 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light

1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced (about 3-4 cloves)

Salt and pepper, to taste

3 tablespoons flour

4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, I used Swanson’s

1 cup reduced-fat milk (2%)

2 cups cooked chicken breasts, chopped into small pieces

1 (16 oz or 17.6 oz) package potato gnocchi, see shopping tips

3 cups fresh spinach, lightly packed


1. In a microwave-safe bowl or plate, add onions, carrots, and celery. Cook in microwave for about 4 minutes until soft.

2. In a large nonstick pan or pot, melt butter.  Add garlic and cooked vegetables. Season with a little salt and pepper. Mix well. Cook for 1 minute.  Stir in flour and mix well. Continue to cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Stir in chicken broth, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each. Pour in milk and stir well.  Add cooked chicken. Bring up to a simmer and continue to simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes. Stir often.

3. In the meantime, cook potato gnocchi separately, according to package directions.
When the soup is finished, add cooked gnocchi and spinach. Simmer for about a minute until spinach is wilted.

Makes 6 servings (each serving, 1¼ cups)

Food Facts

Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup is a creamy soup made with roasted chicken, traditional Italian dumplings, and spinach.

Potato gnocchi is an Italian potato dumplings.

Shopping Tips

You can find packages of potato gnocchi in the refrigerated, pasta section of the supermarket. Sometimes it’s in the shelf-stable, dry pasta section.  I used Trader Joe’s Gnocchi Italian. There’s is a 17.6-ounce package. I based my skinny facts using theirs.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 bowl (1¼ cups)
299 calories, 5g fat, 1.5g sat. fat, 27mg chol, 22g prot, 40g carbs, 3g fiber, 780mg sod, 4g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
192 calories, 1g sat. fat, 4g sugar, 7g protein


  1. Does this soup freeze well? I would like to mix up my meal prep and have something creamy stashed in the freezer.


  2. You could make this in a slow cooker but I would cook the tortellini separate and add it at the end.
    All the best Carol,

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