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Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Instant Pot chicken gnocchi soup is loaded with potato gnocchi, chicken, carrots, spinach and spices that elevate the flavor of this hearty soup recipe to a whole new level of goodness.

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Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

If you are a fan of the Instant Pot, you probably know how amazing soup is in the pressure cooker. You get that low and slow simmered flavor in a fraction of the time.

I haven’t made this in a couple of months, so my family was looking forward to a comforting meal with the cooler weather. However, a bowl of soup is even great on a warm day.

Grab a ladle and dish up your new favorite creamy soup this winter. Olive Garden copycat recipes like pasta e fagioli are my favorite.

Instant Pot gnocchi soup is loaded with potato gnocchi, chicken, carrots, spinach, and spices that elevate the flavor of this soup to a whole new level of goodness.

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

It’s a dish your whole family will love especially if you love gnocchi. Dinner doesn’t get any easier with Instant Pot soup recipes.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup Is..

  • One Pot Dinner
  • Slow Simmered Flavor
  • Family Friendly
  • Reheats Well
Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

(serves 6)

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Ingredients

  • Butter or olive oil
  • White onion diced
  • Garlic minced
  • Dried garlic powder
  • Dried thyme
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • Little bit of Italian Seasoning (optional)
  • Chicken broth or chicken stock
  • Skinless chicken breasts, about 2 breasts (rotisserie chicken can be substituted)
  • Whole milk or heavy cream
  • Cornstarch
  • Carrots coarsely shredded
  • Potato gnocchi uncooked
  • Fresh baby spinach
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional if you like spiciness)
  • Bay leaf (optional)
  • For exact amounts, please see the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

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Helpful Tips For Recipe

  • Sauteing the onion and garlic is going to elevate the flavor of this soup to a huge new level. You will find that the saute function is going to help add richness to the soup you would not have otherwise.
  • You could use pre-cooked chicken if you have leftover chicken on hand. You would not have to do the 10-minute cook to cook the chicken, just toss the diced chicken in and move to the next steps.
  • Feel free to change up the veggies you use in the soup, I find that the carrots and spinach compliment all the other flavors in the soup.
  • Skinless chicken thighs can also be used for more chicken flavor in place of the boneless skinless chicken breast.
  • Next time swap the spinach for kale if you would prefer a change.
  • This soup can also be made in the slow cooker. Place everything in the crockpot and slow cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Swap out vegetable broth to change up the flavor.
  • Use Cauliflower gnocchi in place of potato gnocchi.

Storing Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi Soup Leftovers

Go right ahead and store your favorite soup in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-4 days. Then reheat in the microwave or even on the stovetop. Once warmed serve with a salad, or crusty bread, or eat it alone.

Since this has some dairy you will find it will separate and curdle a bit once it thaws from being frozen. So it is recommended to not freeze this soup.

I think soup always tastes better the next day.

What is Fresh Gnocchi Made Of?

You will find this soup is made of tender chicken, and then potato gnocchi dumplings in a creamy broth.

They are small dumplings and a bit firm but soft and pillowy in the center. This soup is cream based so it is so delicious.

Is Gnocchi Healthy?

Gnocchi is not that healthy as it is a potato-based with flour and ingredients. You will find though in moderation it is a good food to enjoy and indulge in once in a while.

Is Gnocchi Pasta or Potato?

Gnocchi is a pasta-based item but has potatoes in it. So you will find it can confuse people as to what it truly is.

They are made from potatoes, eggs, flour, etc. So you have potato flour and a light pasta texture for a potato dumpling.

Where to Find Gnocchi in the Grocery Store

Most of the time you can find it in the pasta aisle. Sometimes though, I find some in the refrigerated section at Aldi.

How to Make Chicken Gnocchi Soup in the Instant Pot

Turn your Instant Pot on to sauté setting. Add in your butter to the bottom of the pot.

Once fully melted, add in your onions. Leave on the Saute setting for 3-5 minutes until onions are translucent.

Add your minced garlic to your onions for about 1 minute. Enough to quick release the flavor, but not to burn them (they are quick to burn).

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Press cancel on your Instant Pot.

Add in your thyme, salt, pepper, broth, and raw chicken breasts.

Put the Instant Pot lid on the pot and place the valve in the sealing position. Cook on high pressure on high for 10 minutes.

Once time is done, release pressure, do a natural release by opening the pressure valve to release all the remaining pressure.

Remove your cooked skinless boneless chicken breast. Shred and then transfer back to your pot liner.

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Turn your Instant Pot on to sauté mode.

In a separate small bowl, mix together your milk and corn starch to create a slurry.

Slowly stir your soup while slowly adding in your cornstarch slurry.

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Add in the rest of the ingredients, carrots and gnocchi. Allow the gnocchi cooks according to package directions or for about 5 minutes until the gnocchi float or until done.

Add the fresh spinach and allow them to cook and wilt into the soup. This should take about 1 minute.

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Top the delicious soups with a rosemary sprig, and parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
Yield: 6

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Instant Pot chicken gnocchi soup is loaded with potato gnocchi, chicken, carrots, spinach and spices that elevate the flavor of this hearty soup recipe to a whole new level of goodness.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • Little bit of Italian Seasoning (optional)
  • 4 cups chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 1-pound skinless chicken breasts, about 2 breasts (rotisserie chicken can be substituted)
  • 1 1⁄2 cups whole milk or heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 large carrots coarsely shredded
  • 1 (16-oz) package potato gnocchi uncooked
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes (optional if you like spiciness)
  • Bay leaf (optional)

Instructions

  1. Turn your Instant Pot on to sauté setting. Add in your butter to the bottom of the pot. Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
  2. Once fully melted, add in your onions. Leave on the Saute setting for 3-5 minutes until onions are translucent. Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
  3. Add your minced garlic to your onions for about 1 minute. Enough to quick release the flavor, but not to burn them (they are quick to burn). Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
  4. Press cancel on your Instant Pot. Add in your thyme, salt, pepper, broth, and raw chicken breasts. Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
  5. Put the Instant Pot lid on the pot and place the valve in the sealing position. Cook on high pressure on high for 10 minutes.
  6. Once time is done, release pressure, do a natural release by opening the pressure valve to release all the remaining pressure. Remove your cooked skinless boneless chicken breast. Shred and then transfer back to your pot liner. Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
  7. Turn your Instant Pot on to sauté mode. In a separate small bowl, mix together your milk and corn starch to create a slurry. Slowly stir your soup while slowly adding in your cornstarch slurry. Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
  8. Add in the rest of the ingredients, carrots and gnocchi. Allow the gnocchi cooks according to package directions or for about 5 minutes until the gnocchi float or until done. Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
  9. Add the fresh spinach and allow them to cook and wilt into the soup. This should take about 1 minute. Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
  10. Top the delicious soups with a rosemary sprig, and parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy! Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Notes

Helpful Tips For Recipe

  • Sauteing the onion and garlic is going to elevate the flavor of this soup to a huge new level. You will find that the saute function is going to help add richness to the soup you would not have otherwise.
  • You could use pre-cooked chicken if you have leftover chicken on hand. You would not have to do the 10-minute cook to cook the chicken, just toss the diced chicken in and move to the next steps.
  • Feel free to change up the veggies you use in the soup, I find that the carrots and spinach compliment all the other flavors in the soup.
  • Skinless chicken thighs can also be used for more chicken flavor in place of the boneless skinless chicken breast.
  • Next time swap the spinach for kale if you would prefer a change.
  • This soup can also be made in the slow cooker. Place everything in the crockpot and slow cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Swap out vegetable broth to change up the flavor.
  • Use Cauliflower gnocchi in place of potato gnocchi.


Storing Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi Soup Leftovers

Go right ahead and store your favorite soup in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-4 days. Then reheat in the microwave or even on the stovetop. Once warmed serve with a salad, or crusty bread, or eat it alone.

Since this has some dairy you will find it will separate and curdle a bit once it thaws from being frozen. So it is recommended to not freeze this soup.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 890mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 30g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

In Conclusion

This will surely become one of your family favorites especially on busy weeknights with just a few simple ingredients.

Using the instant pot pressure cooker is one of my favorite things and is so much easier than making it on the stove top.

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Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

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