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

Rating: 4.6 stars
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

Rating: 4.53 stars
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

Rating: 5 stars
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

Rating: 4.68 stars
This comforting chicken and dumpling soup is so'll warm you inside and out. Enjoy!

Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans

Rating: 4.56 stars
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

Rating: 4.08 stars
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

Rating: 5 stars
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

Rating: 4.44 stars
A delicious sage, butter, garlic and cheese sauce makes a delicious side dish or complete meal!

Quick Gnocchi

Rating: 4.51 stars
An easier version of an Italian favorite, using instant mashed potatoes. This recipe can easily be double, tripled, etc. I make multiple batches, and freeze. To freeze, put on cookie sheets until frozen, and then put into plastic bags. Serve with your favorite spaghetti sauce.

Chicken Sausage Gnocchi Skillet

Rating: 4.24 stars
A light-tasting dish with mild flavors that is quick to prepare as long as you prep the gnocchi in advance.

Air-Fried Gnocchi

Rating: 4 stars
Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, air-fried gnocchi served on top of dressed tomatoes. The texture gnocchi get when air fried is amazing and quite additive.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage-Butter Sauce

Rating: 4.14 stars
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. '

Inspiration and Ideas

Gnocchi I
Rating: Unrated
"This simple potato, flour, and egg recipe is one my family has used for generations." – Anna
Chef John's Basil Ricotta Gnocchi
Rating: Unrated
"This technique turns out beautifully light, tender gnocchi" – Chef John

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Rating: 4.67 stars

This is a favorite for cool weather sports nights when we all eat at different times. After adding the chicken and gnocchi, throw it in a slow cooker on the lowest setting so it is ready when you are. Serve with pesto bread sticks.