Creamy Vegan Gnocchi Soup Olive Garden Inspired

olive garden gnocchi soup recipe in bowl

Gnocchi soup is a comforting dish loved by many, and we’re taking it up a notch with a delightful Vegan Olive Garden Inspired Gnocchi Soup. Picture a bowl brimming with pillowy gnocchi, vibrant vegetables, and a luscious cheesy cashew cream. If you are a fan of Gnocchi recipes check out my collection of delicious vegan gnocchi recipes here. Let’s dive into the details of this mouthwatering recipe.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Cheesy Cashew Cream

Our secret weapon for creaminess:

  • 1 cup cashews (soaked and drained)
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp white miso paste

Gnocchi Soup

Get ready for a flavor explosion:

  • 2 ½ cups chickenless broth (or veg broth)
  • 1 pack gnocchi
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 ½ tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Dash turmeric
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ lemon juiced

Helpful Tools

Enhance your cooking of the vegan gnocchi soup experience with these tools:

  • High-powered blender
  • Pot or Dutch oven

How To Make This Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Soak cashews in boiling water for at least 10 mins.

gnocchi soup ingredients in dutch oven

In a pot, sauté celery and carrots in olive oil until onions are translucent.

vegan gnocchi soup recipe cooking in pot

Blend soaked cashews, water, nutritional yeast, and miso paste until creamy.

Sauté garlic, turmeric, and Italian seasoning in the pot, then add flour and cook, stirring constantly.

Pour in the cheesy cashew cream and broth, and bring to a boil.

adding cashew sauce to gnocchi soup

Add gnocchi, reduce to medium heat, and cook until gnocchi floats.

olive garden gnocchi soup in pot

Add spinach and cook for another minute.

olive garden gnocchi soup on spoon

Season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Top with vegan parm if desired. Enjoy!

vegan olive garden gnocchi soup

Tips & Tricks

  • For the extra creaminess of this vegan gnocchi soup, ensure the cashew cream is silky smooth.
  • Experiment with different vegetables for a personalized touch.
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice elevates the flavors.

FAQs:

Can I use store-bought gnocchi?

Certainly! Opt for a quality brand for authentic flavor and texture.

How long does the cashew cream last?

Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Can I make the soup gluten-free?

Yes, substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free alternative.

What’s the significance of turmeric?

Turmeric adds a subtle depth of flavor and a warm golden hue to the soup.

olive garden gnocchi soup recipe in bowl

Vegan Olive Garden Inspired Gnocchi Soup

Indulge in the ultimate comfort with Vegan Olive Garden Inspired Gnocchi Soup. Discover a mouthwatering blend of pillowy gnocchi, veggies, and a luscious cheesy cashew cream.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Fusion, Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Cheesy Cashew Cream

  • 1 cup cashews (soaked and drained)
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp white miso paste

Soup

  • 2 ½ cups chickenless broth (or veg broth)
  • 1 pack gnocchi
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 ½ tbsp Italian seasoning
  • dash turmeric
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ lemon juiced

Instructions
 

  • Soaked the cashews in boiling water for at least 10 mins.
  • In a pot or dutch oven on medium heat, add olive oil, celery and carrots. Cook for 4-5 mins or until onions are translucent.
  • Drain the cashews and add to a high-powered blender with water, nutritional yeast, and miso paste. Blend on high until it's smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • Next, add the garlic, turmeric and Italian seasoning into the pot. Sauté for 1 min, then add in the flour and cook for another 2 mins, stirring constantly.
  • Add in the cheesy cashew cream, and broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add in the gnocchi, then reduce to medium and cook for 3 mins or until the gnocchi starts to float. Add in the spinach and cook for another minute.
  • Season with a fresh squeeze of lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste. Top with vegan parm if desired. Enjoy!

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Conclusion

In conclusion, our Vegan Olive Garden Inspired Gnocchi Soup is a delightful twist on a classic favorite. With its rich flavors and creamy texture, it’s a must-try for both vegans and non-vegans alike. Now, get ready to elevate your dining experience with this delectable vegan soup recipe!

30 thoughts on “Creamy Vegan Gnocchi Soup Olive Garden Inspired

  1. Rita says:

    5 stars
    This soup is my new favourite this was so creamy and delicious the gnocchi was amazing. You honestly can’t tell it’s dairy free. Beautiful recipe you nailed the Olive Garden flavours!

  2. Johanna says:

    5 stars
    Yum this soup was SO delicious and creamy!

  3. Alina T says:

    5 stars
    This is the best Olive Garden inspired gnocchi soup I have tried and this one is dairy free!! Love all your recipes 😊

  4. Scarlet says:

    5 stars
    So delicious and creamy! Loved it thank you Essy 😊

  5. Marissa says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe this really really hit the spot loved the gnocchi and so creamy.

  6. Bridget says:

    5 stars
    This recipe does remind me of Olive gardens chicken gnocchi soup although this one is BETTER! Thank you for sharing this.

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thanks so much Bridget, so happy you enjoyed it even more then Olive Gardens! I have to agree 😉

  7. Sonya says:

    5 stars
    This was so delicious!!!

  8. Everly says:

    5 stars
    This was so delicious and creamy. Thank you!

  9. Peyton says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was far better than Olive Garden in my opinion. It did remind me a lot of the chicken soup flavor from there. Loved the gnocchi so nice and soft in every bite!

  10. Lauren says:

    5 stars
    So delicious and my husband who loves meat also really enjoyed this recipe. So nice and creamy I think that cashew cream is such an amazing substitute

  11. Andrea says:

    5 stars
    Wow this was so delicious and creamy. Looking for recipes with no dairy and this soup was perfect.

  12. Fiora says:

    5 stars
    Amazing loved this soup and so did my family I will be back. I loved the cashew cream that was amazing

    • spicyveganfood says:

      I’m thrilled to hear that you and your family loved the soup! The cashew cream does add a delicious touch. I look forward to having you back for more recipes.

  13. Lunetta says:

    5 stars
    This gnocchi soup was SO GOOD!!! So creamy and with no dairy. Delicious 🤤 🤤🤤

  14. Latrice says:

    5 stars
    Loved this so creamy and delicious and the soft pillows of gnocchi what a recipe!!

    • spicyveganfood says:

      I’m thrilled you loved it! The creaminess and soft pillows of gnocchi make it a standout recipe. Thank you for the positive feedback – happy cooking!

  15. Tania says:

    5 stars
    Yum this recipe was so delicious and creamy!!

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