Healthy Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Use your Instant Pot to make this insanely delicious healthy instant pot creamy chicken gnocchi soup the whole family will enjoy.

Healthy instant pot creamy chicken gnocchi soup, a delicious healthy dinner family recipeOk, so something you should understand about my household: soup is not considered a main meal by all adults.

How to make healthy instant pot chicken gnocchi soupBUT, I put that theory to the test when I made the best healthy instant pot baked potato soup, and, even furthermore put to the test when I made this healthy instant pot creamy chicken gnocchi soup.

Potato gnocchi soupBoth soups have been enjoyed as main meals, and even repeat requested!

Sauteing in the instant potLately, I find myself having less and less time to make dinner, and thought of getting lots of pans dirty in the process makes it even less appealing. One setting I recently discovered on my Instant Pot is the saute setting.

Healthy instant pot creamy potato gnocchi soupIt’s awesome, you can saute and then add other ingredients in and a few minutes later (literally, that’s all it takes) you have yourself a meal! And there’s potato gnocchi, YUM!

Healthy instant pot creamy chicken gnocchi soup, the most delicious easy healthy family dinner recipeI made this recipe after having a wonderful text conversation about favorite soups and the wonders of the Instant Pot (albeit being scary when you first take it out of the box, I promise that after running the text run, you’ll be more comfortable…I do admit I still jump a little when I move the valve from sealing to venting and the steam releases).

Healthy instant pot creamy chicken gnocchi soup, a delicious healthy dinner family recipeThis soup uses milk and cornstarch to give it a nice cream texture and is full of incredible flavors that come together in 10 minutes in an instant pot, you’ll love it and be enjoying it for cozy meals all winter long.

Healthy instant pot creamy chicken gnocchi soup, a delicious healthy dinner family recipe

Healthy Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup
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Serves: 8 servings
  • 2 cups milk (can use any kind, I used 2%)
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 large carrots, diced (about ¾ cup)
  • 1 celery stalk, diced (about ½ cup)
  • ½ small white or yellow onion, diced (about ½ cup)
  • 2 garlic gloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (I like using fresh thyme)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 package (17 oz) dry potato gnocchi
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  1. In a bowl mix together the milk and corn starch, whisking until incorporated. Set aside, but whisk before adding into the soup at a later time.
  2. Select the Saute setting on a 6 quart Instant Pot and pour in the olive oil, then add in the diced carrots, celery and onion and stir occasionally for 3 minutes, then add in garlic, basil, salt and thyme and stir, cooking for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the chicken broth, milk and cornstarch mixture, chicken breast, potato gnocchi and spinach and stir to combine, scraping down the sides of the pot.
  4. Secure the lid and set the pressure release to Sealing. Press the Cancel button to reset the cooking program, then select the Stew or Poultry setting and set the cooking time for 8 minutes at high pressure.
  5. When the timer goes off, turn the valve from Sealing to Venting to release the pressure. This will make a hissing sound and the steam will come out which takes a few minutes. When it is done releasing steam, open the lid and stir.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bowl (1½-2 ladle fulls) Calories: 191


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Showing 6 comments
  • shawnna Griffin

    hey girl- this soup looks so tasty! yummy!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much for commenting!! This soup is definitely a new winter fave (I love cooking in my Instant Pot now!)

  • Rachael K

    I just made this soup and holy moley is it DELISH, Phi!!! Your photos are so true to what the food actually looks like! I love it! This recipe (and the instant pot baked potato soup) are SO GOOD. I love soup but it always seemed so time consuming to make! These take less than 30 minutes! Making this again for sure! 🙂

    • Sweetphi

      THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for your sweet comment and awesome feedback Rachel! I truly appreciate all your support and absolutely love talking about kitchen stuff and cooking with you. It was your genius idea from which this recipe came, so I truly appreciate it and am so glad you liked it! I too am kinda obsessed with my Instant Pot. I seriously use it so much now because one can make such flavorful things without spending hours over the stove, stirring and stirring. It’s just ‘set-it’ and literally walk away lol. Thanks again for commenting, it made my day!

  • Kim Kidd

    I don’t have an Instant Pot. This will work in regular stock pot on stove right ? Just cook it all till done. Right ? I have all the ingredients for today. Frozen chicken. But I can figure that out. Thanks for your help !

    • Sweetphi

      Yes, it will totally work on the stovetop! Let me know how it turns out for you, many people have loved this soup!!! Thanks for commenting

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