Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi
One of my favorite things about eating at Olive Garden is ordering one of their delicious soups. I think they have some of the best soups on any restaurant menu these days. The Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi is probably my favorite. I am a sucker for a potato dumpling nestled in a delicious broth with spinach and chicken.
Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
I knew I had to learn how to create this Olive Garden soup recipe at home so I got out my trusty Instant Pot and got to work. I use store-bought gnocchi but if you make your own little potato dumplings you can use those too. One day I will make my own!
The Instant Pot is perfect to use for soups because it makes them seem like they have been cooking all day long when really it takes just minutes. Normally I would could this soup on the stovetop for over 30 minutes but it takes just 4 minutes in a pressure cooker. It is the perfect family-friendly Instant Pot meal.
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
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Can I make Chicken Gnocchi Soup in a Slow Cooker?
This Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is easy to make and tastes just like the original version, ready in minutes using a pressure cooker.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1-1/2 lbs chicken breast cubed
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup matchstick carrots
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 3 cups half and half
- 1 package 16 oz, gnocchi
- 2 cups fresh spinach
Place oil, chicken, onion, and celery into your pressure cooker. Saute the ingredients until meat is brown.
Add chicken broth, carrots, and thyme and mix well. Place the lid onto the instant pot and seal shut. Close the pressure release valve. Set the instant pot to manual, high pressure for 4 minutes. When the cooking cycle is complete, quick release pressure and open the lid.
Set the Instant Pot to saute and carefully stir in spinach, half and half and gnocchi. Continue to heat the soup on the saute function until boiling. Boil and stir frequently for about 3 minutes or until gnocchi is done. Serve immediately.
*Cooking time doesn't include the time it takes for pressure cooker to come to pressure.
*Slow Cooker Instructions: Add all ingredients except the half and half, gnocchi, and spinach in a slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Add half and half and gnocchi and turn the slow cooker to high for an additional 30 minutes. Stir the spinach into the soup and allow to wilt, about 2-3 minutes and enjoy!