Our Best-Ever Gnocchi Recipes
Want to upgrade your pasta night? Fluffy and tender gnocchi will certainly do the trick. Whether you want to whip up your own or make the most of a store-bought version, these gnocchi recipes are sure to satisfy your carb cravings.
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You will be pleasantly surprised at how easily you can turn out homemade gnocchi that cooks up soft and tender. They work well with pesto or red sauce — but they are also delicious just tossed with butter.
Get the Recipe: Potato Gnocchi
We subbed in cauliflower for all-purpose flour to make a soft and fluffy gnocchi. Toss it in nutty brown butter-caper sauce for an indulgent gluten-free dinner.
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Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Peppers
Broil — instead of boil — gnocchi in this quick sheet pan dinner. Peppers, onions, tomatoes and sausage are the perfect bed for the little potato dumplings, which are crusted with Parmesan and broiled until crispy and tender.
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Gnocchi Mac and Cheese
Katie’s creamy gnocchi mac and cheese is made with Dijon mustard and butternut squash puree. It’s topped with a crispy mix of bacon, butter crackers and sharp cheddar, and served straight out of the skillet so cleanup is a breeze.
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Light and pillowy, GZ's top-rated gnocchi are made with creamy ricotta and Parmesan, and pair well his pancetta-studded tomato-garlic sauce. Since these beauties freeze so well, make a batch and keep it on hand in the freezer for up to two weeks; it will save the day when you need a quick-fix supper.
Get the Recipe: Ricotta Gnocchi
Store-bought potato gnocchi makes this dish a quick weeknight meal. Some Parmesan cheese and lemon zest make the perfect sauce to use up fresh produce.
Get the Recipe: Gnocchi Primavera
Summer Gnocchi with Sweet Corn and Mixed Mushrooms
You’ll want to make this quick and easy weeknight dinner all season long, thanks to the combination of a fresh leek, corn on the cob and wild mushrooms along with store-bought potato gnocchi.
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Gnocchi Pesto Pasta Salad
It’s easy being green with Katie’s pasta salad. She combines store-bought gnocchi with pesto, green beans and peas for a simple side dish that’s ready in a flash.
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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Maple Cinnamon Sage Brown Butter
Giada's surprisingly easy homemade gnocchi is an irresistible Italian twist on the classic sweet potato side dish.
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Cheesy Gnocchi Casserole with Ham and Peas
A one-pan meal covered in golden, bubbly cheese? Yes please! Potato gnocchi, ham and peas are coated in a creamy sauce infused with thyme. Sprinkle with shredded Swiss or Gruyere and broil until it's all lovely and melted.
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Italian Eggplant Gnocchi Bake
This full-flavored, comforting gratin-like dish is full of Italian goodness. It's surprisingly rich in fiber and super simple to make.
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Baked Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream
For an elevated take on macaroni and cheese, bake gnocchi in a gorgonzola cream and finish the dish with a crunchy breadcrumb topping.
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Crispy Gnocchi with Mushrooms
To achieve perfectly crisp gnocchi, add it to a heated and oiled skillet. Bonus? There’s no need to wait for water for boil!
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One-Pan Chicken and Gnocchi in Tomato-Basil Sauce
There’s a lot to love about this quick and easy dinner. Layer the chicken and gnocchi on top of cooked zucchini to sneak some extra veggies in if you have picky eaters at home.
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Minestrone with Gnocchi
Gnocchi adds a tender, filling bite to veggie-packed minestrone.
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Dress up store-bought gnocchi with a flavor-packed Bolognese made with bacon, red wines and plenty of nicoise olives.
Get the Recipe: Gnocchi Nicoise
Nonnie's Gnocchi with Fresh Marinara Sauce
Valerie’s secret to perfect gnocchi? She uses a potato ricer to ensure that the every piece is light and fluffy.
Get the Recipe: Nonnie's Gnocchi with Fresh Marinara Sauce
You don’t need a ton of time to make a rich, filling dinner. Thanks to store-bought mini gnocchi, this cheesy and cozy dinner is on the table in less than an hour.
Get the Recipe: Mini-Gnocchi Bolognese
Making gnocchi can be a project, but it’s so worth it when you dig in to a big bowl of pillow-y potato dumplings. If you have more than you can eat, set the gnocchi on a floured baking sheet and freeze until solid, then transfer the frozen pasta to a plastic bag.
Get the Recipe: Homemade Gnocchi
Roasted Gnocchi and Veggie Cheat Sheet
You can’t go wrong with Jeff’s veggie-packed main dish. He roasts fresh veggies and store-bought gnocchi on a sheet pan and tosses the cooked mixture with melted butter, Parmesan and basil.
Get the Recipe: Roasted Gnocchi and Veggie Cheat Sheet
Fresh herbs add tons of flavor to any dish, and they're bountiful in the summertime. Mix chopped basil into these simple gnocchi, then pair with a classic combination: chopped fresh tomatoes, pine nuts and Parmesan.
Get the Recipe: Basil Gnocchi
Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Bacon, Dates and Kentucky Wine Sauce
Damaris never fails to put a Southern spin on traditional dishes and her goat cheese gnocchi is no exception. She cooks bacon and dates in a combination of white wine and vegetable stock for a rich sauce that’s deliciously indulgent.
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Sardinian Gnocchi with Shrimp and Arugula
Giada’s gnocchi recipe is inspired by southern Italian pasta recipes, which call for just water, flour and salt. She livens up the gnocchi with a simple shrimp sauce and peppery arugula.
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Cacio E Pepe Gnocchi
Want to wow your dinner guests? Homemade gnocchi takes the always-welcome cacio e pepe to new (and delicious) heights.
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Air Fryer Gnocchi and Squash with Brown Butter and Sage
Gnocchi in an air fryer? This recipe will make you a believer! After testing several methods, we found that cooking the gnocchi first resulted in the soft pillowy centers we expect from gnocchi, while still giving the exterior a nice golden crunch. Paired with roasted squash, toasted walnuts, brown butter and sage, this dish is cold weather comfort at its best.
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Cacio e Pepe Mushroom Gnocchi
Store-bought gnocchi is pretty much the perfect food because it goes so well with any cooked vegetables and can be made in one saucepan--no waiting for a separate pot of water to come to a boil. We love the combination with mushrooms (which is even easier when you start with our big-batch Meal-Prep Roasted Mushrooms). The Parmesan, butter and olive oil come together into a rich and creamy sauce--all in less than 15 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Cacio e Pepe Mushroom Gnocchi