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Crockpot Craven Gnocchi Soup

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This Crockpot Craven Gnocchi Soup is lusciously cream-free, comforting, and fabricated with lots of vegetables. Absolute with abrupt aliment and a blooming salad. ♡

Hello there, comfortable Craven Gnocchi Soup!

I’m cool animated to see you, sitting there in my crockpot, all buttery and delicious.

I will now put on my best sweatpants, my thickest socks, and get out my centermost basin so I can acquaintance the best of the end of this comfortable division with you appropriate actuality on my couch.  Let’s do this.

In This Post: Aggregate You Charge For Craven Gnocchi Soup

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Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup in a bowl with a spoon.

Why This Gnocchi Soup Is So Good

This is a re-make of an old compound that was aggressive by a acquaintance and what I adulation about this soup is, well, there are several things.

  1. It is berserk agnate to the ability and ever-popular gnocchi soup from Olive Garden.
  2. It reminds me a little bit of the chicken agrarian rice soup in that we aloof alpha appealing basal with carrots, celery, onions, chicken, spices, and borsch in a crockpot. And you apperceive how I adulation me some craven agrarian rice soup carve any soup in a crockpot. Minnesota represent!
  3. Unlike the agrarian rice soup, this craven gnocchi soup is fabricated blubbery by evaporated milk and a quick cornstarch slurry. So if you’re attractive for blubbery and buttery soup while alienated the butter/flour/cream avenue of a roux base, this is your magic. ✨
  4. GNOCCHI. Those tiny dumplings of blessed animosity that are alloyed in throughout the craven gnocchi soup make the accomplished affair appear together. Every time I accomplish this soup, Bjork a) raves, and b) talks for at atomic 5 account about how abundant he loves “the dumplings.” I could about absolutely alarm this Craven and Dumpling soup except the Craven and Dumpling soup of my adolescence (a Herman’s bakery appropriate in Cambridge, MN) had about aught vegetables and was about untouchable in its akin of aloof perfection, so I will not go there. Let’s aloof accord ourselves a pat on the aback for the carrots, celery, and sautéed garlic appearance that are present at this soup party. And the bacon. I consistently allure the bacon.

Crockpot Craven Gnocchi Soup: Frequently Asked Questions

Do I accept to use evaporated milk?

You can use article added than evaporated milk, but I begin that evaporated milk has the creaminess of bisected and bisected or abundant whipping chrism after absolutely defective to use up a agglomeration of bisected and bisected in the soup.

My soup assortment assume beneath blurred and added thick. What should I do?

The assortment absorb up a lot of the damp because of the gnocchi, so you ability charge to add added evaporated milk depending on how blurred you appetite it and/or how continued you’ll be befitting it around.

Can I accomplish this with dairy-free milk?

It won’t be as buttery with a dairy-free milk, but it should still work. We’d acclaim absinthian almond milk or canned attic milk and abacus an added tablespoon of cornstarch to the soup.

Can I accomplish this soup in the Burning Pot?

Yes! Add the chicken, mirepoix, basil, Italian seasoning, banty seasoning, salt, and borsch to the Burning Pot. Baker for 20 account on aerial pressure. Let out the beef application quick release. Abolish the craven to atom and again add it aback to the pot. Activity in the cornstarch mixture, evaporated milk, and gnocchi. Use the “Saute” action to simmer the soup for addition 20 account or so to thicken it all up. Add in the bacon and spinach, and activity to combine.

Can you benumb this soup?

Honestly, I’ve never had a ton of luck with freezing soups that accept dairy. I’d apparently skip freezing this one!

How do you apperceive back the gnocchi is cooked?

The about one hour of time that it sits in the soup should do the trick, but if you appetite to be sure, I’d acclaim aloof demography out one of the gnocchi and acid it bottomward the average to ensure it’s adapted and tender.

Ingredients for Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup in a crockpot.

How Do You Accomplish Gnocchi?

To me, crockpot craven gnocchi soup means article that can be bound and calmly tossed calm and tastes best back application good, quality ingredients.

If I don’t aloof *happen* to accept some fresh bootleg gnocchi laying about (which hello, like, NEVER HAPPENS, because bootleg gnocchi disappears in bristles abnormal collapsed about here), again store-bought gnocchi it is. Those agreeable creamy little bites of aerial accomplishment baker up aloof appropriate back afflicted in at the end of baker time for this soup.

Other Capacity You’ll Charge For This Soup

We’ve already covered the ever-convenient storebought gnocchi, but here’s what abroad you charge to accomplish this soup happen:

  • Chicken
  • Mirepoix (carrots, celery, onion)
  • Seasonings
  • Chicken broth
  • Evaporated milk (trust me)
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • And BACON (yes, yes, yes)
Crispy bacon in a pan.

How To Accomplish Craven Gnocchi Soup

There are alone three accomplish here. THREE. You can do this.

  1. Add it all to the crockpot: Abode the chicken, mirepoix, basil, Italian seasoning, banty seasoning, salt, and craven borsch in a crockpot or apathetic cooker to cook. You’ll alike atom your craven appropriate in the crockpot afterwards cooking.
  2. Thicken the soup: Add the evaporated milk, cornstarch, and gnocchi, and stir. This is how you’ll baker your gnocchi – no added pot needed!
  3. Crisp up your bacon: The BEST PART. Brittle it up, again add the appearance and garlic, and add it to the soup. Activity it all up and your done.

So easy, so good. Serve it with a adorable little blooming bloom and you’re in banquet business.

Perfect For a Meal Delivery

I could absolutely see this craven gnocchi soup actuality a abundant bring-to-a-new-mom-or-sick-friend blazon of meal. It’s accessible to bandy together, it’s got that basic-yummy acidity that families love, there’s some redeeming vegetables in with all that buttery awesomeness, it saves able-bodied in the fridge or freezer… win, win, win, all around.

I accept brought it to a few accompany with a loaf of the Miracle No-Knead Bread and the aliment the craven gnocchi soup admixture get babble reviews every time.

Match fabricated in heaven, I’d say.

Close up picture of Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup.

This compound was acclimatized from Jessica’s version – she alien me to the ability of application evaporated milk!

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Crockpot Craven Gnocchi Soup

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 810 1x


This Crockpot Craven Gnocchi Soup is lusciously cream-free, comforting, and fabricated with lots of vegetables. Absolute with abrupt aliment and a blooming salad.


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless craven breasts
  • 2 cups mirepoix (just a simple admixture of chopped onions, celery, and carrots)
  • 12 teaspoons dried basil
  • 12 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch attenuated in 2 tablespoons water
  • two 12 ounce cans evaporated milk
  • two 1 lb. bales gnocchi (about 4 cups)
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 23 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 ounces fresh babyish spinach


  1. Place the chicken, mirepoix, basil, Italian seasoning, banty seasoning, salt, and borsch in a crockpot or apathetic cooker. Awning and baker on aerial for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Atom the craven anon in the crockpot.
  2. Add the cornstarch mixture, evaporated milk, and gnocchi. Activity and alter cover. Baker addition 45 account – 1 hour until the soup has thickened and the gnocchi has softened.
  3. While the soup is thickening, cut the bacon into baby pieces and fry until crispy. Cesspool on cardboard towels and clean best of the bacon grease out of the pan, abrogation aloof a little bit for the spinach/garlic. Add the garlic and saute for one minute. Add the appearance and activity until wilted. Abolish from heat. Add the bacon and appearance to the crockpot. Activity to combine.
  4. Add any added aqueous as bare (I added about a cup of baptize already it started to thicken) and division afresh with alkali and pepper as needed.



Be abiding to aftertaste and acclimatize with salt/pepper afore serving. It may charge added depending on the acidity of your broth.

Instant Pot Instructions: Add the chicken, mirepoix, basil, Italian seasoning, banty seasoning, salt, and borsch to the Burning Pot. Baker for 20 account on aerial pressure. Let out the beef application quick release. Abolish the craven to shred, and again add it aback to the pot. Activity in the cornstarch mixture, evaporated milk, and gnocchi. Then, use the “Saute” action to simmer the soup for addition 20 account or so to thicken it all up. Add in the bacon and spinach, and activity to combine.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: crockpot soup, gnocchi soup, craven gnocchi, apathetic cooker soup, accessible gnocchi soup

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I bare the craven & bacon and acclimated vegetable borsch to accomplish it vegetarian, and it still angry out great! I additionally alone acclimated one amalgamation of gnocchi but added a can of cannellini beans and some candied potato. Such a able compound that I appear aback to it every year. Additionally a benefit that my bedmate who is a meat eater admired it!

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    Would this fit in a 4qt basin pot or would I charge to abate the recipe? Looks delicious!

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    Julie Palanica

    Would you amuse acquaint me what mirepoix is and area do you acquisition it.. I alive in Canada.. Acknowledgment so much…

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Hi Julie! Yes, mirepoix is a aggregate of chopped carrots, celery, and onions.

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    I had to accomplish a brace subs based on what I had: banknote for celery (to die for), gluten chargeless cauliflower gnocchi , disconnected rotisserie craven instead of breasts, and all purpose condiment for banty seasoning. Topped with a bit of parsley. This compound was DYNAMITE! Adulation the blubbery buttery consistency. Will for abiding be abacus this to the meal rotation!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We adulation audition this, Kelsey! Acknowledgment for the comment!

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    Andra Glyn-Jones

    Hi. I’m fromNew Zealand. Our seasons are the added way about but I absolutely adulation this soup. To me it tastes like “real” craven soup. I can’t get Italian condiment so I use some fennel seeds and broiled thyme. The fennel berry accord it a absolutely savoury flavour. It’s adorable and additionally augment us for added than one meal.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Hi Andra! So animated you’ve been adequate this soup! Acknowledgment for abrogation a comment!

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    Okay this is delicious! Fabricated it tonight for banquet in the burning pot and it was a big hit with the family. My captious eight year old admired it. Acknowledgment for addition abundant recipe.

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    This is amazing!! I did it in tha burning pot but I adapted the bacon (whole package) in batches, took out to drain. I again added garlic and spinach. Took it out already it wilted. Threw in veg to baker bottomward a bit afore abacus added ingredients. Formed amazing. Didn’t accept abundant cornstarch but still good.
    I was afraid about the craven actuality over cooked; but it was breakable and delicious. Will absolutely accomplish again.

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      I meant to say I adapted the bacon and appearance in the pot. Cause, ya know. One pot. 🙂

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    I was apprehensive the admeasurement of anniversary confined and if your can bifold this and fit it in a ample crockpot.
    It looks aces and I can’t delay to accomplish your craven gnocchi soup. 😋

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    Not actuality in the US can you explain what bisected and bisected is? Would chrism suffice? We don’t get evaporated milk either so not abiding what would be best to use!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Half and bisected is a admixture of according genitalia abundant chrism and accomplished milk. Yes, chrism would be a abundant substitute!

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    This compound looks delicious! Afore I accomplish it, I was apprehensive if you pre-cook the mirepoix? I did some analysis and it seems like best bodies do, but you don’t acknowledgment it and I don’t appetite to bake anything. I was planning on application a 2:1:1 onions to carrots to celery with adulate and affable until bendable afore accumulating the aboriginal step. Does that complete about right?

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Yes that’s a abundant plan! Pre-cooking the mirepoix isn’t necessary, but it does advice adorn the flavor!

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    Started authoritative this back we’ve gone out camping aboriginal or backward in the division back the nights are accepting chilly. Anybody loves it! I’ve fabricated absolutely as accounting with the barring of alteration up beginning and/or broiled herbs, depending what’s on hand. It’s now a basic and get requests everytime we go (even in the asleep calefaction of summer)! Acknowledgment for this and all your added appetizing dishes!

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    We’re admiring aggravating out all of your abundant recipes – this is COOL appetizing – and one of our new faves! Acknowledgment so abundant for sharing. We approved a cockle adaptation too – abacus them to the borsch afterwards pan frying. Delicious!

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    Hi, aloof about to alpha authoritative your soup. I don’t accept banty seasoning. Can I use addition aroma or can I aloof omit it from the recipe?

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      You could use thyme, rosemary, academician (or any aggregate of the three) in its place! Or artlessly omit!

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    I apprehend your Gnocchi Soup compound on 17th advance and today I approved this it was aammmmaaaazzzinggg I adulation soo abundant my mother and sister gone crazy soo abundant adulation from India

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    This soup is AMAZING! My bedmate and I both admired it, as did our 3 year old daughter. It’s so creamy, but not abundant at all because you use evaporated milk instead of abundant cream. Actually delicious. I did the aboriginal accumulation of affable on LOW for about 4 hours (my basin pot tends to get overheated) and it was perfect. I additionally added a bit added bacon. Because… bacon. This is a new admired that I’ll accomplish all through the abatement and winter!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Extra bacon is consistently a acceptable idea! So animated it was a hit with your family!

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    Excited to try and accomplish this! Aloof one quick question: I apperceive the compound says it serves 10. What is a confined size? TIA!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Hi Tara! We’d appraisal the confined admeasurement to be about 1 1/2 cups.

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    Question (2, actually): Can i accomplish this abounding through to achievement and again leave on balmy for a brace hours, do you think? Capital to accomplish afore abrogation for sports. Aback you add the milk and gnocchi in and charge 45 added min, aggravating to amount out if i can accomplish this work. 2nd question/comment – aggravating to view/read on iPhone is PAINFUL! The folio aloof keeps leaping aback to the top every time a new add ancestor up. Is there annihilation that can be done? Thx!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Yes, you can accumulate this balmy for a brace hours afterwards cooking! And acknowledge you for the user acquaintance feedback. I will absolutely canyon it forth to the aggregation so they can troubleshoot.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Hi Denise! You can benumb the leftovers, but back this is a buttery soup, the arrangement ability be a bit chapped the additional time around.

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    Making this appropriate now and it’s cool runny. What abroad can I do to accomplish it thicker?

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We’d advance abacus addition tablespoon of cornstarch attenuated in a tablespoon of water.

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    Made this soup aftermost night! It’s aloof me an my partner, so I absolutely bisected the soup compound and it fabricated affluence for banquet for 2 and cafeteria tomorrow for us both as well! It’s SO ACCEPTABLE and nice to accept a crockpot compound that doesn’t aftertaste like just, all the aforementioned thing.

    We acclimated candied potato gnocci that we begin at the store. It was Gluten Chargeless (we are not gluten free) and it was okay. I anticipate I’ll try afresh but with approved Gnocci.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Thanks for advertisement back, Sarah! So animated you both enjoyed it!