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Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Fill your home with the savory scent of Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup. Bacon and vegetables are sauteed for added flavor, then broth and chicken is added and pressure cooked until tender, then fresh gnocchi, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese is added to create a creamy soup.  

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup is perfect for cozy fall and winter days, meals made in under 45 minutes, weeknight dinners, and one-pot chicken dinners.

This recipe is great for batch cooking for work lunches or putting in your freezer for a quick dinner another night.

This complete meal is all made in your Instant Pot.

Once you saute the bacon and vegetables all you need to do is pressure cook the soup and add in the gnocchi at the end.

In less than 45 minutes, you’ll have tender chicken and soft gnocchi, in a creamy soup ready to enjoy!

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup.

HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT CHICKEN GNOCCHI SOUP

Bacon, onions, and carrots are sauteed then chicken and broth are added and pressured cooked until tender.

Gnocchi, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese are added to make a creamy soup the whole family will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

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INSTANT POT CHICKEN GNOCCHI SOUP INGREDIENTS

This savory Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a mouthwatering meal your family will love.

You can easily find the ingredients to make this soup at your local grocery store.

All you need is:

  • some olive oil
  • bacon
  • an onion
  • carrots
  • garlic 
  • chicken breast
  • broth
  • rosemary sprig
  • some Italian seasoning
  • thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • gnocchi
  • spinach
  • heavy cream
  • parmesan cheese

INSTANT POT CHICKEN GNOCCHI SOUP RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

Begin by setting the Instant Pot on the saute setting.

oil in instant pot

Add the olive oil and heat.

chopped ham in instant pot

Add the chopped bacon and cook until cooked thoroughly.

onions and ham in instant pot

Add the onions and carrots and cook until the onion is slightly translucent.

vegetables in instant pot

Add the garlic, rosemary sprig, thyme, and Italian seasoning, and cook until fragrant.

Instant pot chicken

Add the chicken breast and the broth.

Close the lid and valve and set on high pressure for 12 minutes.

Manually release steam and open the valve and lid.

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

With the help of two forks, roughly shred the chicken.

Set the Instant Pot on the saute setting again.

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Add the spinach and gnocchi and stir to incorporate, and cook for a few minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Add the heavy cream and parmesan cheese and cook a little longer.

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

In less than 45 minutes, you’ll have a savory chicken gnocchi soup that’s sure to become a new favorite!

Bowl of Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

INSTANT POT CHICKEN GNOCCHI TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made Chicken Gnocchi soup in a pressure cooker, don’t worry!

Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.

If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE INSTANT POT CHICKEN GNOCCHI SOUP?

Make this meal fast by using fresh gnocchi. This Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe takes approximately 44 minutes.

TOTAL. This includes:

  • About 5 minutes of prep time
  • Close to 11 minutes to saute the bacon, onions, carrots, garlic, and seasoning 
  • Around 22 minutes to pressure cook the chicken breast
  • 2 minutes to shred the chicken
  • 4 minutes to add spinach, gnocchi, heavy cream, parmesan cheese  

HOW DO I STORE CHICKEN GNOCCHI SOUP?

You can store chicken gnocchi soup in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months.

Simply reheat in the microwave or stovetop until warm.

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

CAN I MAKE INSTANT POT CHICKEN GNOCCHI AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can easily make Instant Pot Gnocchi Soup the day before serving.

Simply reheat in the microwave or the stovetop until warm and serve immediately.

You’ll have warm, mouthwatering soup ready for the family. 

WHAT KIND OF BROTH DO I USE TO MAKE CHICKEN GNOCCHI SOUP?

You can use either chicken broth or vegetable broth to make homemade chicken gnocchi soup.

Both broths will help bring out the flavor of the chicken and gnocchi.

You can use either store-bought broth or homemade broth to make this soup. 

WHAT GOES WELL WITH INSTANT POT GNOCCHI SOUP?

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup goes well with a wide variety of sides. These recipes would be great to serve together.

Some of my personal favorites include:

CAN I USE DRIED GNOCCHI INSTEAD OF FRESH GNOCCHI?

Yes, you can use dried gnocchi in this recipe instead of fresh gnocchi.

The steps will be pretty much the same. Using fresh gnocchi saves a ton of time.

If you are using dried gnocchi you can close the Instant Pot lid and valve and set it on high pleasure for 2 to 3 minutes. 

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS INSTANT POT CHICKEN GNOCCHI RECIPE?

This delicious Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding broccoli and cauliflower to the soup. YUM!

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup.

INSTANT POT CHICKEN GNOCCHI RECIPE

Yield: 5

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Fill your home with the savory scent of Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup. Bacon and vegetables are sauteed for added flavor, then broth and chicken is added and pressure cooked until tender, then fresh gnocchi, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese is added to create a creamy soup.

Prep Time 22 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Chicken breast
  • 2 cups broth
  • 1 Rosemary sprig
  • 2 Tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ Tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Pound gnocchi
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • ½ Cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ Cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Set the Instant Pot on the saute setting. Add the olive oil and heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook until cooked thoroughly around 5 minutes. Add the onions and carrots and cook until the onion is slightly translucent, around 5 minutes more. Incorporate the garlic, rosemary sprig, thyme, and Italian seasoning and cook until fragrant, around 1 minute.
  2. Add the chicken breast and pour the stock. Close the lid and valve and set on high pressure for 12 minutes.
  3. Manually release steam and open the valve and lid. With the help of two forks, roughly shred the chicken.
  4. Set the Instant Pot on the saute setting again. Add the spinach and gnocchi and stir to incorporate. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the heavy cream and parmesan cheese and cook for 1 more minute.

Notes

I used fresh gnocchi. That's why the cooking time is so short. If you are using dried gnocchi you can close the Instant Pot lid and valve and set on high pleasure for 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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