Check out our guide to gnocchi, including where to buy it and plenty of recipe inspiration, then read about feta cheese, tempeh and falafel.

What is gnocchi?

Gnocchi is a form of dumpling in Italian cuisine – essentially small lumps of dough, made by combining wheat flour with egg, salt and potato. Gnocchi is usually cooked in salted boiling water, then tossed with sauces and accompaniments, such as melted butter and fried sage or pesto. In Italy, gnocchi is commonly served as a first course (primo piatto), an alternative to soup or pasta, or as a side dish to a main course. You can find gnocchi in stores, either refrigerated, dried or frozen, though it can also be homemade.

Where to buy gnocchi

Gnocchi veneti, £5.60/500g, olive shop

Waitrose gnocchi, £2.20/500g, Waitrose

Mr Organic gluten-free gnocchi, £3.50/350g, Ocado

Gnocchi recipes

Check out plenty more gnocchi recipe inspiration.

Kale and gnocchi parmesan bake

A clever way to transform shop-bought gnocchi: a simple, homemade tomato sauce is the base for this cheesy, kale-packed midweek dinner, topped with nutty parmesan.

Kale and gnocchi parmesan bake

Garlic butter gnocchi with purple sprouting broccoli

This flavour-packed gnocchi dish with cheesy sauce and charred purple sprouting broccoli is a simple and comforting meal. It looks impressive, too – no one will guess it only took 30 minutes to make.

Garlic butter gnocchi with crispy purple sprouting broccoli

Hot smoked salmon, gnocchi and spinach bake

Combine ready-made gnocchi with spinach and hot smoked salmon to make this filling dinner – perfect for a fuss-free main at your next get-together.

A deep dish filled with a golden topped bake with a linen napkin and glass of white wine

Tomato, spinach and mascarpone gnocchi

Grill this warming gnocchi until bubbling and golden for a quick midweek meal that's ready in 20 minutes.

Mascarpone Gnocchi with Spinach and Tomato

Healthy gnocchi

Gnocchi is baked in the oven with vibrant vegetables to make this hearty and healthy vegetarian dish. The gnocchi and hazelnut pesto make a heavenly pair.

A white marble background topped with two grey bowls, filled with golden gnocchi, green kale and cubes of squash