Gnocchi Recipes

Whether you buy premade gnocchi or make potato, ricotta, or butternut squash gnocchi from scratch, you'll love these five-star recipes!

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Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella

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Known as 'gnocchi alla sorrentina,' this classic Italian pasta dish that uses simple ingredients and tastes delicious. Use homemade or store-bought gnocchi.

Ricotta Gnocchi

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This recipe was passed down to me from my great aunt, it is easy, authentic and delicious! The secret to making these gnocchi is to dry the ingredients as much as you can before using. Let the ricotta drain of excess water by placing it in a strainer over a bowl and leaving it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before using.

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

A classic Italian "primo", or starter pasta, from the Campania region of Italy. Fresh tomatoes are sauteed with onion, garlic, and basil, then tossed with fresh mozzarella, basil, and your favorite gnocchi or short pasta. In the summer, we skip the oven part of this recipe and just eat it after being tossed in the saute pan.

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

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This soup is so comforting and'll warm you inside and out. One of the best soups that I have had in a long time. Enjoy!

Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans

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In this one-skillet supper, we toss dark leafy greens, diced tomatoes and white beans with gnocchi and top it all with gooey mozzarella.
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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

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A new and yummy twist to Gnocchi. Pair this up with butter or your favorite alfredo sauce. This recipe can be made with butternut squash instead of the sweet potatoes.

Instant Pot® Dairy-Free Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

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Traditionally, chicken and gnocchi soup has heavy cream, but I choose not to use dairy to make it a little lighter. Cooking the soup in the Instant Pot® cuts down on the time.

Gnocchi with Sage-Butter Sauce

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A delicious sage, butter, garlic and cheese sauce makes a delicious side dish or complete meal!

Gnocchi I

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This simple potato, flour, and egg recipe is one my family has used for generations.

Baked Mushroom, Spinach, and Chicken Gnocchi

This gnocchi bake with leftover rotisserie chicken is so good!

Gnocchi Bake

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A quick and easy blend of gnocchi, sausage, cheese, and your favorite spaghetti sauce baked together for a hearty casserole.

Gnudi (Ricotta Gnocchi)

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I've made potato-basil gnocchi before and successfully frozen it but thought I'd try the gnocchi less travelled... gnudi. Gnudi are ricotta-based gnocchi, and are usually made with spinach. However, I forgot to buy spinach and thought I'd use up some of my bumper crop of basil. These are delicate, delicious, and surprisingly easy. The recipe is very forgiving. The basil is intense and wonderful with these little cheese dumplings. I used a mix of both Genovese and Amethyst basil and the results were purple and green! Serve with butter, pesto, or chopped fresh tomatoes, capers and olives as either a main course or a side dish

Inspiration and Ideas

Gnocchi I

"This simple potato, flour, and egg recipe is one my family has used for generations." – Anna

Chef John's Basil Ricotta Gnocchi

"This technique turns out beautifully light, tender gnocchi" – Chef John

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage-Butter Sauce

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Once upon a time, there was an Italian farmer and his wife who was waiting for her dear husband to return from the field. She made some pasta and poured some wine. The beloved husband returned and ate his pasta and drank his wine. He kissed his wife and said 'Amore! Your food is delicious as always. But I am a bit tired of pasta.' 'Don't you worry, my dear husband,' the wife replied, 'Tomorrow you will have something different. '