You're using frozen gnocchi for this recipe, but dried is fine too. The kids get the stripped-down version, topped with a simple dusting of Parmesan cheese and truckloads of crusty bread. And for the adults, add a good handful of kalamata olives and capers to the tomato sauce, giving it more of a puttanesca feel. You like it, right? I know.
Recipe courtesy of Bev Weidner
Save Recipe Print
One Recipe, Two Ways: Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce
Total:
35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings (2 kids, 2 adults)
Level:
Easy
Total:
35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings (2 kids, 2 adults)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Tomato Garlic Gnocchi for Kids: Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic; bloom until fragrant, 30 seconds. 

Add the tomatoes, basil and a good pinch of salt. Let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the sauce to a food processor and blend until smooth, then pour back into the pot. 

Bring another large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the gnocchi and cook until al dente, 2 minutes. Drain the gnocchi and add it to the tomato sauce. 

At this point, ladle out about a cup of the gnocchi and portion it out into small bowls. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and it's ready for the kids! 

Gnocchi Puttanesca for Adults: To the pot, add the olives and capers and stir to combine. (You could also just sprinkle the olives and capers on top of the gnocchi if you prefer. Either way is fine!) 

The gloriously simple gnocchi puttanesca is ready for the adult faces. Yay! Garnish with fresh Parmesan and basil leaves. Don't forget that crusty bread!

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad 00:42

This refreshing summertime salad can be made with just a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (with Gnocchi)

Recipe courtesy of Georgia Downard

Roasted Beet Salad with Chickpeas and Red Onion

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

Balsamic Onions

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Arugula Salad with Pickled Red Onions and Champagne Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Strawberries Two Ways

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

Wagyu Two Ways

Recipe courtesy of Masaharu Morimoto

Polpettone Two Ways

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Dig In

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.