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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
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 (each serving, 1¼ cups)
Calories 299kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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 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

Skinny Facts

Serving: 1.25cupsCalories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 12gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 780mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gBlue Smart Points: 6Green Smart Points: 7Plus Points: 7