4 ways with gnocchi

Easy gnocchi sauce ideas

  • Each recipe serves 2-3
  • Easy

Perk up a pack of potato dumplings tonight with these quick sauces, from creamy pancetta and basil to tomato and chive salsa

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Try one of our speedy gnocchi recipes, or take your time with this warming kale and gnocchi parmesan bake. Want to make your own from scratch? Try our homemade gnocchi recipe here.

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Ingredients

  • We used shop-bought gnocchi for all 4 recipes

Creamy pancetta and basil gnocchi sauce

  • Cook a pack of gnocchi following pack instructions, then drain. Meanwhile, fry a 75g pack of diced pancetta until crisp. Stir in a crushed clove of garlic, then 150ml double cream.
  • Season, then tip in the gnocchi with a handful of chopped basil and 2 tbsp finely grated parmesan or grana padano. Serve in warm bowls with extra grated cheese.

Blue cheese, spinach and walnut gnocchi sauce

  • Cook a pack of gnocchi following pack instructions, then drain. Meanwhile, heat a knob of butter in a pan and wilt 100g chopped spinach. Stir in 3 tbsp crème fraîche and the cooked gnocchi.
  • Add 50g chopped creamy mild blue cheese and toss, then serve in warm bowls topped with chopped, toasted walnuts.

Gnocchi with tomato and chive salsa

  • Dice two ripe plum tomatoes then put in a bowl with 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp capers, 1 chopped red chilli and 1 finely chopped shallot. Season well and leave to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Cook a pack of gnocchi following pack instructions, drain, then tip into the sauce with a handful of chopped chives and toss.

Broccoli pesto gnocchi sauce

  • Cook 200g long-stemmed broccoli in a pan of boiling salted water until tender. Scoop out with a slotted spoon, then cook a pack of gnocchi in the same water following pack instructions.
  • Drain, tip the gnocchi back into the pan, then add the broccoli, 4 tbsp fresh
    pesto
    and the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Toss then serve in warm bowls with grated parmesan
    on top.

Feeling pillowy? Try gnocchi with dolcelatte

Vegetarian Gnocchi Recipe With Kale and Blue Cheese
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