35+ BEST Gnocchi Recipes for Dinner Tonight!

Here are some of the BEST gnocchi recipes to try tonight! There are so many great options… From baked gnocchi, to sheet pan gnocchi, gnocchi in flavorful sauces and more! Buon appetito!

Have a craving for gnocchi tonight?

There are so many great options to choose from!

Pick one of your favorite gnocchi recipes from the list below, add a couple gnocchi side dishes, and you’re guaranteed an amazing dinner!

PS – Don’t forget about the best wine with pasta (or gnocchi) options too.

📋 Is Homemade Gnocchi Easy to Make?

Yes! My homemade gnocchi recipe is basically foolproof and requires just 4-simple ingredients – potatoes, flour, salt and egg. You also don’t need any fancy equipment to make gnocchi!

But store bought gnocchi is great too!

You can also make sweet potato gnocchi.

🕛 How to Cook Gnocchi

Boiled Gnocchi

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add gnocchi and cook until they begin to float (meaning they are done). It should take about 90 seconds. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon.

Pan-Seared Gnocchi

  • Boil the gnocchi following the steps above.
  • Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Arrange the gnocchi in the skillet in a single layer (work in batches if needed).
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the gnocchi are lightly browned and crispy.
Bowl of uncooked gnocchi.

ℹ️ Gnocchi FAQs

Do I Have to Boil Gnocchi Before Frying?

It’s not necessary to boil the gnocchi before pan frying. However, by boiling them first, you will guarantee that they are fully cooked throughout.

Why Are My Gnocchi Mushy?

If your gnocchi are mushy, they were probably boiled for too long. To ensure that you don’t overcook them, remove the gnocchi with a slotted spoon as they float to the top of the pot. Once they float, they are fully cooked.

Is Gnocchi Healthier Than Pasta?

Nutritionally speaking, gnocchi and pasta very similar. While gnocchi is made with potatoes, and pasta is made with wheat, they are both high in carbohydrates, and low in protein.

🥣 The BEST Gnocchi Recipes

Skillet filled with gnocchi topped with blue cheese and frizzled prosciutto.
This is a great cheese sauce for gnocchi. This Gnocchi with Frizzled Prosciutto and Blue Cheese is pure decadence. A rich blue cheese sauce coats the gnocchi which is tossed with a bit of fresh spinach and topped with some crispy prosciutto. 
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This one pan gnocchi recipe has tender and juicy pan fried chicken, pillowy gnocchi, and spinach nestled in a bright lemon cream sauce! It’s a real weeknight treat.
Get the RECIPE from Salt and Lavender
Cauliflower Gnocchi with Crispy Zucchini and Whipped Goat Cheese…when you’re in need of an easy, colorful, and fresh dinner…make this gnocchi!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
We’re all in on sheet pan dinner recipes, and this vegetarian sheet pan gnocchi with roasted broccoli pesto is on heavy rotation. Quick and easy, it’s a serious weeknight win.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
OVerhead shot of two bowls of baked gnocchi next to bottle of wine.
Cheesy Baked Gnocchi with Pumpkin & Kale. Made with gruyere, mozzarella and parmesan, this dish is a cheese lovers dream. And the addition of seasonal pumpkin & kale makes it perfect for the Fall.
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This gnocchi is inviting with flavors of roasted and slightly caramelized butternut squash, pancetta topped with brown butter sauce and sage.
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Bring loads of flavour to your pack of gnocchi by cooking it with chorizo and sun-dried tomatoes in a creamy Parmesan sauce.
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This 4-ingredient creamy pesto gnocchi dinner is a family-friendly vegetarian meal that you can whip up in just 15 minutes!
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An easy one pan oven baked gnocchi & vegetables with a delicious seasoning mix and optional cilantro-herb sauce. This dinner is easy, healthy, and filling!
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Make a gourmet meal at home in just 25 minutes! This easy gnocchi recipe has a creamy tomato and white wine sauce and is made all in one pan with simple ingredients.
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Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Sausage with, tender garlic gnocchi, kielbasa sausage, and oven-burst tomatoes with fresh greens and herby dressing.
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Creamy Gnocchi Chicken Soup: That bowl of winter comfort we’re all craving most…
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Sweet potato gnocchi in white bowl next to sage leaves and parmesan rind.
Dressed your sweet potato gnocchi up with a browned butter sage sauce that’s packed with flavor.
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Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Veggies. Pro tip: Add extra-creamy burrata as soon as it comes out of the oven.
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With just three main ingredients, this ultra speedy gnocchi recipe will make you look like a weeknight whiz. Which you definitely are, of course.
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This gnocchi soup with sausage and kale is cozy and comforting! A simple and delicious warming winter soup that the whole family will love.
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Sheet Pan Cauliflower Gnocchi and Tomatoes.
Get the RECIPE from Domestikated Life
Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage Butter and Cherry Tomatoes…every bite is layered with delicious, summery flavors and loved by all!
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Cheesy, gooey, hot and bubbly—this one-pan baked gnocchi with broccoli is 100% pure certified comfort food, and it’s ready in just about 20 minutes.
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This one pan, 30-minute creamy sausage gnocchi recipe has flavorful Italian sausage, fresh basil, and parmesan cheese for a cozy weeknight treat that’s effortless to make.
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You’re going to feel like a million bucks when eating this delicious Millionnaire Gnocchi! Pillowy gnocchi, melty herbed ricotta, fresh herbs, and surprise little crunches from the savory golden brown breadcrumbs you sprinkled on top.
Get the RECIPE from Pinch of Yumm
This pesto shrimp gnocchi recipe is made in one pan in about 30 minutes and turns store-bought gnocchi into a quick gourmet meal!
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Keeping things cozy and delicious today with this Pumpkin Cauliflower Gnocchi with Nutty Browned Butter and Whipped Ricotta. Fall at its best!
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This creamy tomato gnocchi soup is easy, comforting, and comes together fast. The pillowy gnocchi make this the best tomato soup ever.
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A big pan of pillowy gnocchi surrounded by bubbling pools of mozzarella melting into creamy ricotta and tomato sauce—one whiff of this heavenly baked gnocchi is enough to silence the ravenous masses.
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This creamy chicken bacon gnocchi soup is comfort in a bowl! Everyday ingredients come together quickly for this simple and delectable meal.
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This incredible, creamy Tuscan gnocchi is exquisitely rich and full of fresh, summer vegetables! It’s so easy to prepare, feeds a family of 4 and takes less than half an hour to prepare!
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This one pan, 30-minute creamy Boursin gnocchi recipe is a simple yet gourmet-tasting weeknight treat at home! The rich and creamy sauce is hard to resist.
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Lemon Pesto Burrata and Brown Butter Gnocchi: quick-cooking gnocchi with burrata + sautéed asparagus…layered with delicious spring flavors!
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This one pan chicken bacon gnocchi recipe is the ultimate comfort food! You’ll love the pillowy gnocchi, bacon, and chicken slathered in a creamy sauce.
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Pillowy potato gnocchi and citrusy shrimp star in this one-of-a-kind Creamy Citrusy Shrimp Gnocchi Bake. This recipe will change the way you look at pasta!
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This quick one pan ground beef gnocchi recipe has a creamy tomato sauce and turns store-bought gnocchi into a gourmet meal. It’ll be a family favorite!
Get the RECIPE from Salt and Lavender
This creamy Tuscan sausage gnocchi is the ultimate comfort food! Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, garlic, cream, and basil make the best sauce.
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This creamy pesto gnocchi recipe makes a fantastic side dish or meatless main course. It’s easy (made in one pan) and takes only 20 minutes!
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This gnocchi with tomato sauce recipe is a simple one pan meal that takes store-bought gnocchi to the next level! Parm and mozza make it extra amazing.
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🍽 Side Dishes for Gnocchi

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Skillet filled with gnocchi topped with blue cheese and frizzled prosciutto.

35+ BEST Gnocchi Recipes

Looking for a great gnocchi recipe for dinner tonight? There are so many great options! From baked gnocchi, to sheet pan gnocchi, gnocchi in flavorful sauces and more! Try this This Gnocchi Blue Cheese sauce. It's pure decadence. A rich blue cheese sauce coats the gnocchi which is tossed with a bit of fresh spinach and topped with some crispy prosciutto. 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound gnocchi
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces prosciutto (thinly sliced)
  • 6 ounces spinach
  • 1 shallot (minced)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 ounces blue cheese (crumbled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the prosciutto, and cook until crispy. Remove from pan with slotted spoon and allow to drain on paper towels.
  • To the same pan, add the shallot and sauté on medium heat, until softened. Add the spinach to the pan with the softened shallots, and allow to wilt, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the gnocchi to the boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes, until the gnocchi float to the top. Drain.
  • Add the gnocchi to the skillet with the spinach and shallot. Add the milk, blue cheese, and nutmeg and stir until the cheese is melted and the gnocchi are coated. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 676mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2835IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 3.7mg

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