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This super simple Creamy Gnocchi Chicken Soup is that bowl of winter comfort we’re all craving most right now. A mix of vegetables simmered with Italian seasonings, chicken, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and potato gnocchi. Finish each bowl off with a nice sprinkling of parmesan, then serve with crusty bread. It’s full of yumminess and great for just about any night of the week. Truly one of those all-in-one dinners that everyone at the table will love.

Creamy Gnocchi Chicken Soup |

When it snows all week in December it’s hard not to crave the most comforting foods. For me, that means roasted vegetables, chicken and rice, slow-simmered short ribs, and soup. Lots of soup. My favorite is probably a good broccoli cheddar, but gnocchi soup is high on my list.

I made my very first gnocchi soup two years ago around this time. I’ve made it multiple times since, we love the recipe! It’s a very creamy, white Italian-style gnocchi soup.

So today, I’m sharing a very creamy red version with chicken. This has similar flavors to a really great sun-dried tomato chicken pasta, but in soup!

It’s full of yumminess!

Creamy Gnocchi Chicken Soup |

Here are the steps

Start out by cooking up that onion, then add the vegetables, chicken, herbs, and spices. Cooking the spices before adding in the liquid will help to intensify the flavors.

Once that’s all cooked up, stir in a pat of butter and some flour. I wanted to create a creamy soup, and the butter-flour roux helped to achieve that. In the end, you get a gnocchi soup that’s incredibly creamy. It’s fit for some of the coldest nights of the year.

Next, stir in a little broth and simmer everything together to allow the chicken to cook and the flavors to mend together.

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At this point, simply finish the soup with a splash of creamy milk and parmesan cheese. Then add the gnocchi and simmer for a few minutes until the gnocchi is soft.

Easy, EASY. Indulgent, but just right for this time of year, and so delicious.

Creamy Gnocchi Chicken Soup |

As with most soups, I always recommend serving with a side of crusty bread for dipping into that creamy broth. Then add a nice side salad for color and you’ll have the perfect easy dinner.

If you’re planning to enjoy this soup leftover, be sure to first remove the gnocchi from the broth before refrigerating. That way the gnocchi won’t soak up all the broth. Then just add the gnocchi back in before serving.

I think that’s really about it. A simple recipe for these busier short and sweet December days!

Creamy Gnocchi Chicken Soup |

Looking for other easy winter night dinners?? Here are my favorites: 

Easy Spicy Baked Potato Soup

Cozy Wild Rice and Orzo Chicken Soup

Creamy French Onion and Mushroom Soup

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup with Salty Lime Chips

One Pot Chicken and Sage Dumplings

Lastly, if you make this Creamy Gnocchi Chicken Soup, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Creamy Gnocchi Chicken Soup

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 483 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. In a large soup pot set over medium heat, combine the olive oil and onion. Cook 5 minutes, until fragrant. Add the carrots and celery. Cook another 3 minutes.
    2. Stir in the butter and flour, cook 1 minute. Add the chicken, garlic, Italian seasoning, paprika, thyme, and a pinch each of chili flakes, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat in spices. Add 4 cups broth. Simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
    3. Pull the chicken out and shred using 2 forks. Add back to the soup.
    4. Stir in the spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, cream/milk, parmesan, and gnocchi. Cook until warmed throughout, about 5 minutes. If the soup is too thick, add additional broth.
    5. Serve the soup topped with parmesan. Enjoy warm, preferably with a crusty piece of bread.


Italian Seasoning: Mix 2 tablespoons dried basil, 2 tablespoons dried oregano, 2 teaspoons dried thyme, 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, and 1 teaspoon dried sage. Store in a sealed container.
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  1. 5 stars
    My new favorite soup! Truly one of the best I’ve ever had and really easy to make. I’ve made it twice in a month now, my roommates loved it, and it’s going in my rotation. I used coconut milk instead of heavy cream and it’s still deliciously creamy. Next time, I’d like to try subbing out the chicken for the Italian sausage.

  2. 5 stars
    We LOVE this soup. It’s already on our regular weekly rotation. I leave out the sundried tomatoes (personal preference). It’s so delicious and hearty. Would this freeze okay?

    1. Hey Annie,
      Happy Wednesday!! Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was tasty! I would just freeze without the gnocchi if you can:) xx

  3. 5 stars
    Ok, this came out absolutely DELICIOUS. This winter I’ve been trying new soup recipes and this is one of my favorites by far.

    I used italian sausage instead of chicken, and coconut cream instead of heavy cream, so it’s dairy free and it still came out so rich and hearty. Will definitely be making again.

    1. Hey Kristin,
      Happy Monday!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad it turned out well for you:)

  4. 5 stars
    My husband said the soup is very tasty and the recipe is a keeper. Great cozy soup for a frigid night in New England.

    1. Hey Donna,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! Have a great weekend:)

  5. 5 stars
    Just found your website and made this and it was absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to make more of your recipes.

    1. Hey Karen,
      Happy Friday!😁 Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xx

  6. This soup changed my life. I made it with Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi and swapped the celery for frozen peas. So good!!!!

    1. Hey Regan,
      Happy Monday!! I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well! xT

  7. I’m having a soup swap on Saturday! I doubled the recipe so we could try it before the party. Amazing! So delish! The soup swap is on the other side of Hoosier Pass in Alma if you want to come!

    1. Hey Vanessa,
      Happy Friday!! I appreciate you making this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it was delish! xx

    1. Hey Suzanne,
      Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xT

  8. 5 stars
    Very simple ingredients and easy to put together! I hate when someone rates a recipe but changes ingredients, but I’m going to be “that” person now because I had arugula that needed to be used vs spinach. I also used Trader Joe’s frozen cauliflower gnocchi (just 12 oz) to accommodate GF diners at my table. Very tasty!!!! Might want to amp up the salt depending on what your personal “pinch of” looks like. A lovely meal for a chilly evening!

    1. Hey Rebecca,
      Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Thanks for sharing what worked well for you! xT

  9. 5 stars
    Again, outstanding recipe! I am always confident with your recipes. Everyone loves this soup when I make it.
    Thank you for your talent.

  10. 5 stars
    I’m a vegetarian and my husband says I rarely glow about a recipe. OH MY GOD THIS WAS PERFECTION. I could eat this for days. Maybe the most perfect soup in existence. We just cooked the chicken separately and added it to individual bowls for those who wanted it. We will make this again and again. 10 stars!!

    1. Hey Beth,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and your comment, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT

  11. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I did have to add some more broth but it was so easy. Thanks so much for the recipe!! I’ll definitely make it again!

    1. Hey Courtney,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and your comment, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT

  12. 5 stars
    Really good and easy to put together. I needed more liquid and only had chicken broth on hand, so ended up with a carton of vegetable broth + half a carton of chicken broth in the soup. Also did a half cup of half and half plus 1 cup reduced fat milk because that’s what I had. Everything was delicious. Didn’t have bread to topped with a few croutons. It’s a keeper for sure!

    1. Hey Lisa,
      Awesome!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:)

  13. 5 stars
    Everything you want on a rainy winter night! This soup is spot on flavor wise and I will definitely be making it again. We subbed spinach for kale and it turned out wonderfully. Thank you for bringing flavor to meal prep Tieghan!

    1. Hey Isabelle,
      Happy Friday!!⛄️❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

  14. 5 stars
    This soup was fantastic. I used a package of mini gnocchi that had been sitting in the pantry for months, and it worked really well. Husband said this was the best soup I have ever made!

    1. Hey Jill,
      Happy Friday!!⛄️❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT