Gnocchi recipes

Gnocchi are Italian dough dumplings that go perfectly as a first course, side dish, or main. Browse our gnocchi recipes and gnocchi sauces to whip up a mouthwatering traditional Italian gnocchi dish for yourself, friends, or family.

Gnocchi pasta is the perfect alternative for conventional pasta

Gnocchi can be classified as an Italian dough dumpling, generally prepared from semolina or flour and potatoes in Italian households. Common to many Italian recipes, there is a vast variety of different gnocchi recipes and therefore the wholesome dish can be prepared in various different ways. In addition to semolina, flour, and potatoes, gnocchi pasta can also be made out of egg, cheese, breadcrumbs, cornmeal, and other similar ingredients. Gnocchi are hand-shaped into shells, ovals, or flat rounds, after which they are cooked in salted boiling water and served with common pasta sauces. You can go the traditional way by preparing gnocchi by hand or, alternatively, gnocchi pasta can be found ready-made in supermarkets.


Gnocchi pasta is believed to have been introduced during the Roman times. It was prepared from a type of semolina porridge mixed with eggs, which can still be found to this day. Potato was added to the recipe later on in the 16th century when the potato was introduced to Europe. Nowadays, there are a considerable amount of different gnocchi recipes available depending on the region in Italy. Lombard and Tuscan cuisine prepare gnocchi from ricotta, flour, and spinach, also known as malfatti. Campanian, Apulian and Sardinian have more flour-based gnocchi recipes, which are named strangulaprievete, cavatelli, and malloreddus respectively. Potato gnocchi is a staple dish in the Italian regions of Abruzzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, and Lazio. 


Gnocchi can be served either as a first course, side dish, or main course. There is no right or wrong way to serve a platter of light and fluffy gnocchi and therefore gnocchi sauce can be prepared from all types of ingredients. Common accompaniments include pesto, melted butter with sage, a divine tomato sauce, blue cheese and parmesan, as well as a meaty stew. Our Mutti tomato products complete a plate of gnocchi with an intensely sweet flavor of fresh sun-ripened Italian tomatoes. Only the sky is the limit when preparing a heavenly gnocchi sauce! 

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