Channel your inner Italian chef as you tackle these terrific gnocchi recipes.
Get Creative with Gnocchi
Gnocchi is a type of pasta that resembles dumplings, with origins stemming from ancient Rome. Traditionally created in Italian households from a mixture of flour, egg, and sometimes potato, gnocchi can also be purchased fresh from specialty markets or packaged dried, frozen, or refrigerated at the supermarket (and you won’t sacrifice any of the amazing flavor).
First up is Browned Butter Gnocchi with Broccoli and Nuts. In this family-friendly recipe, kids like the chewy gnocchi, sweet broccoli, and crunchy nuts. Plus, if you’re looking to cut costs, chopped almonds or pecans serve as a great substitute for pine nuts.
Cheesy Skillet Gnocchi
You're only 25 minutes away from serving your family a comforting dinner. Look for vine-ripened tomatoes in cooler months. They tend to be sweeter and juicier.
This dish features wilted beet greens atop tender, ruby-hued dumplings. Low in calories and saturated fat per serving, it serves as a healthy and unique option for dinner.
28. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Bacon and Sage
Smoky bacon and salty cheese, such as pecorino Romano, provide the perfect balance to lightly sweet gnocchi. Serve with Endive Salad with Pear and Gorgonzola for a big-flavored side.
Gnocchi with Browned Butter
The combination of fresh sage and buttery gnocchi makes this dinner dish well-worth the time and effort in the kitchen.
Gnocchi with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Pesto
Gnocchi are a hearty alternative to pasta. While making gnocchi from scratch could take more than an hour, premade vacuum-packed dumplings, like the ones used in this seafood recipe, cook in just a few minutes.
Potato Gnocchi with Lemon-Thyme Sauce
This subtle, yet scrumptious dish uses lemon rind, thyme, juice, and a dash of salt to create the perfect, tangy sauce.
Brown Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts
Pair pasta-like potato gnocchi with wilted spinach for a light and flavorful dish in just minutes.
Gnocchi with Asparagus and Pancetta
Pancetta, cured unsmoked Italian bacon, gives this elegant dish a deep, savory note and mixes extremely well with the texture and flavor of gnocchi.
Gnocchi with Chicken Sausage, Bell Pepper, and Fennel
Vary the flavor of this traditional take on gnocchi by using different cheeses, such as pecorino Romano, for a well-rounded taste.
Gnocchi with Broccoli Rabe, Caramelized Garlic, and Parmesan
Avoid bitterness in this succulent dish by ensuring that the garlic browns but doesn’t burn and by blanching the broccoli rabe.
Gnocchi with Turkey Ragù
Gain the praise of your family members and company with this dish. The turkey ragù sauce is the perfect topping for these potato-based dumplings and is made complete when served with breadsticks.
Hazelnut Gnocchi with Sage Glaze
The combination of hazelnut meal and Yukon gold potatoes gives these gnocchi rich flavor ideal with roasted chicken or pork. Serve with sautéed spinach for a complete entrée.
Potato Gnocchi in Mushroom Broth
Potato gnocchi in homemade mushroom broth is the perfect dish to stay warm on chilly winter nights.