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creamy chicken bacon gnocchi soup in a bowl

Chicken Bacon Gnocchi Soup

This creamy chicken bacon gnocchi soup is comfort in a bowl! Everyday ingredients come together quickly for this simple and delectable meal.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken bacon gnocchi soup, chicken gnocchi soup, creamy gnocchi soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 445kcal


  • 6 strips bacon cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 dash Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound uncooked potato gnocchi
  • 2 cups cooked/rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups (packed) fresh baby spinach
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Cut the bacon into small pieces (I use my kitchen shears to make this job easy) and add it to a soup pot over medium-high heat. Cook until crispy (about 10 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, prep the other ingredients.
  • Transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate and leave about 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat in the pot.
  • Add the onion to the pot and sauté for 4-5 minutes or until softened and lightly browned.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken broth, cream, Italian seasoning, gnocchi, and most of the cooked bacon to the pot (I reserve some bacon for garnishing). Give it a good stir and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Increase the heat to high and bring it to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat so it's gently simmering and cover the pot with the lid slightly ajar. Cook for 15 minutes (I stir it every so often just to ensure the gnocchi isn't sticking to the bottom).
  • Once the soup is as thick as you want it to be (it continues to thicken up the longer it's cooked), add in the cooked chicken and the spinach. Let it warm through for a few minutes. Season with extra salt & pepper as needed and serve immediately.


  • Serves 4-6 depending on how much people eat.
  • Use low-sodium chicken broth if sensitive to salt.
  • The gnocchi cooks right in the soup... no need to pre-cook it. The starch releases and that's what thickens up the broth.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1034mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1540IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4mg