This easy copy cat Olive Garden Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is great for cold days and is perfect for busy families on the go!
Are you a good speller? Did you like spelling bees in elementary school?
No? I am but I totally blew the pronunciation for this soup when I first made it.
It’s “nokey” or “nyo-key” (my phonics, not the dictionary’s.)
Since I often fix this soup when one of our family gets sick I better at least know how to pronounce it! (Spelling is optional.)
As a homeschooling family, I believe we are able to avoid some of the many bugs and germs that go floating around the schools, especially in the winter.
But we are not immune to being taken out by a round of cough, cold or flu. When this happens I use my trusty slow cooker to whip up this warm and delicious copycat Olive Garden Gnocchi Soup. (Who doesn’t love Olive Garden?)
There is nothing that says mama loves me more than a bowl of hot slow cooker chicken gnocchi soup made with tender loving care.
One of the biggest special “treats” for the sickie at our house is to curl up and make a bed on the couch with lots of blankets and pillows.
We never, ever watch TV during the day unless it’s an occasional educational program. When the patient gets a free sick day and some television time curled up on the couch somehow I think it makes the day just a little bit brighter.
This is a great recipe for dumping in the slow cooker around noon so that it’s ready for dinner. When I have a sick child at home I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
Instead, snuggle up with the sickie, a fuzzy blanket, the tv and Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup.
Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup
- 2 15- oz jars Alfredo sauce
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups cooked cubed chicken
- 2 cans chopped spinach
- 1 can creamed corn
- 1 10- oz evaporated milk
- 2 16- oz pkgs potato gnocchi
Add all ingredients except gnocchi to the slow cooker and combine well.
Cook on high for 2 hours or low 4 hours.
Add gnocchi to soup and combine well. Cook for 1 hour longer on low.
I made this recipe in my 6 qt. slow cooker and it was filled to capacity. This recipe would be perfect to cut in half for a 4 qt. cooker.
Slow cookers vary in length of cooking time so adjust according to your specifications.
When I warm this soup for leftovers I add a bit of milk to it because it thickens after it's done.
What’s your favorite way to battle a cold or flu?