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.
- 1 cup onions
- 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 or 1 T cornstarch for gluten-free
- 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) pkg. potato gnocchi, see shopping tips
- 3 cups fresh spinach, lightly packed
In a microwave-safe bowl or plate, add onions, carrots, and celery. Cook in microwave for about 4 minutes until soft.
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.
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.
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 6-Blue
WW SmartPoints 7-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 7
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
Serving: 1.25cupsCalories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 12gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 780mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gBlue Smart Points: 6Green Smart Points: 7Plus Points: 7