Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Flavorful slow cooker creamy chicken, vegetable and gnocchi soup. An easy and comforting dinner, perfect for cooler months.

Slow cooker creamy chicken gnocchi soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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Slow cooker creamy chicken gnocchi soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I told you before and it still stands true… January is soup month in my eyes. The perfect chilly weather to curl up with a warm bowl of homemade soup. I have my favorites that I’ll absolutely go to time and time again. Some I’ll absolutely never get sick of and will always recommend. I’m sure we can all say that!

This chicken gnocchi soup will absolutely be at the top of my soup list. It’s insanely good. It’s basically a cross between a creamy potato soup and chicken pie soup.

Incredibly flavorful. Super comforting. And SO easy to whip up.

This will hands down become a new favorite in your house too!

It requires such little prep or hands on time that there’s zero reason to pass this one up!

Be sure to add this easy slow cooker creamy chicken gnocchi soup to your dinner plans!

Slow cooker creamy chicken gnocchi soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Flavorful slow cooker creamy chicken, vegetable and gnocchi soup. An easy and comforting dinner, perfect for cooler months.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours 45 minutes
Total Time4 hours 55 minutes
Course: Soup
Servings: 6 plus


  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast
  • 3/4 C yellow onion chopped
  • 3/4 C celery chopped
  • 1 C carrots sliced
  • 7 oz can peas drained (roughly 3/4C)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 2-3 Tb cornstarch
  • 16 oz mini potato gnocchi


  • To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker add chicken, vegetables, spices, chicken broth and bay leaf. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Discard bay leaf. Remove chicken and shred with forks. Return chicken to slow cooker.
  • Whisk together cornstarch and heavy cream. Carefully add to slow cooker. Add uncooked mini potato gnocchi to the slow cooker. Return cover and cook for an additional 30-45 minutes or until gnocchi is cooked and desired soup thickness is reached. 
  • Serve warm with optional chives, chopped bacon or black pepper. 


*Recipe serves 6-10
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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Slow cooker creamy chicken gnocchi soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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10 Responses to “Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup”

  1. #
    Lauren G — January 15, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    This was delish!! My husband and I had a cold and this was just what we needed. Thank you for a wonderful and easy recipe! It’s going in the rotation!

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      Rachel — January 16, 2018 at 7:02 am

      So glad you both enjoyed it! I hope you’re both feeling better! :)

  2. #
    Kathleen Ponder — January 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    This soup was awesome. I’ve never eaten gnocchi before and loved it. I think it makes the soup taste like chicken and dumplings.

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      Rachel — January 20, 2018 at 9:10 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Kathleen! :)

  3. #
    Karly — January 29, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    I already feel all warm and fuzzy inside just looking at this. Sounds SO tasty- perfect for these frigid winter days!

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      Rachel — January 31, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Thanks, Karly!

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    Rachael — March 3, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Would it work well if I cut regular gnocchi in half instead of buying mini gnocchi?

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      Rachel — March 5, 2018 at 7:48 am

      That should work just fine if you don’t have access to mini gnocchi. :)

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    Mindy — January 23, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Made this last weekend and it was delicious. Cooked on the stove top to speed things up. Even before adding the cream and gnocchi it was very tasty!

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      Rachel — January 30, 2019 at 7:11 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Mindy! Thanks for sharing. :)

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