Creamy chicken soup loaded with soft, fluffy gnocchi and tender vegetables is comforting, delicious, and simple to make! If you've ever had The Olive Garden's version, hold on, because now, you can make this popular, comfort food recipe at home in 30 minutes.
In a large pot, or dutch oven heat butter and olive oil. Add onion, celery, and carrots. Cook until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the chicken stock and whisk to incorporate. Add in the Half-and-Half and continue to whisk until thickened. Add in the thyme, chicken, baby spinach, and gnocchi. Stir. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.
Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Ladle into a bowl and top with grated Parmesan cheese.
*** if the soup is too thick, add in additional chicken stock.