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: 4.5 stars 18
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: 4.5 stars 706
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 1
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: 4.5 stars 1140
This comforting chicken and dumpling soup is so'll warm you inside and out. Enjoy!

Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 92
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 stars 215
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 3
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: 4.5 stars 332
A delicious sage, butter, garlic and cheese sauce makes a delicious side dish or complete meal!

Quick Gnocchi

Rating: 4.5 stars 486
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.
By Sandy Metzler

Chicken Sausage Gnocchi Skillet

Rating: 4 stars 21
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 1
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 stars 7
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. '
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Inspiration and Ideas

Gnocchi I
Rating: Unrated 638
"This simple potato, flour, and egg recipe is one my family has used for generations." – Anna
Chef John's Basil Ricotta Gnocchi
Rating: Unrated 43
"This technique turns out beautifully light, tender gnocchi" – Chef John
Vegetarian Gnocchi with Spinach and Mushroom-Butter Sauce
Rating: 4.5 stars 18

Spinach and mushrooms sauteed in butter make a cheesy sauce that coats every nook and cranny of pasta in this easy and quick vegetarian gnocchi recipe.