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20 Irresistible Gnocchi Recipes

Discover the Italian countryside with these 21 amazingly delicious gnocchi concoctions. Whether bathed in tomato or cream-based sauces, eaten in soups, or made into cheesy gnocchi mac and cheese, you are in for a treat!

1. Creamy Chicken & Gnocchi

Delectably creamy with notes of garlic and the earthy flavor of kale, this gnocchi will knock dinner time out of the park!

Tender chicken with fresh thyme compliments the gnocchi for a complete meal that will become a weeknight favorite!

2. Creamy Pesto Gnocchi

Perfect for meatless Mondays or any time of the week when you need a quick and easy gnocchi dish, this Creamy Pesto Gnocchi is a comfort food favorite.

When you’re in a time pinch, this classic meal will become an easy go-to for a quick but satisfying meal!

3. Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi

Quick and easy, you can enjoy this copycat recipe from your favorite restaurant in about 30 minutes with store-bought ingredients!

Why go out for dinner when you can enjoy this creamy gnocchi soup in the comfort of your own home? Don’t forget to serve it with breadsticks!

4. Chicken Bacon Gnocchi

Chicken gnocchi sounds good, right? Chicken BACON gnocchi is even better!

Baked in a creamy garlic sauce, this one-pot chicken gnocchi gets elevated with crispy bacon, Italian herbs, and fresh parmesan.

5. Lemon Chicken Gnocchi

If you’re looking for a fresh take on Chicken gnocchi, then look no further than this Lemon Chicken Gnocchi recipe from Salt & Lavender. This golden pan-fried chicken with gnocchi cooked in a creamy lemon parmesan sauce is a delicious way to enjoy gnocchi.

6. 3 Cheese Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese Gnocchi??? Yes, please!

A twist on a well-known comfort food, this upscaled recipe might just be your new favorite way to enjoy the childhood classic.

7. Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi with Thyme and Parmesan

This oven-baked one-pot dish is the perfect addition to your table when entertaining.

It comes together easily with pumpkin, thyme, and parmesan to add a rustic flair to your menu.

8. Potato Gnocchi in Bacon Spinach Cream Sauce

Another creamy gnocchi recipe to add to your weekly dinner rotation!

This restaurant-quality savory gnocchi is elevated with the addition of red pepper flakes and diced fresh tomato.

9. Gnocchi with Bacon Cream Sauce

This gnocchi recipe from Sweet Tea & Thyme lends a Southern twist to the Italian classic.

Using eggs and cornstarch as thickeners for the sauce, this creamy, garlicky gnocchi is topped off with bacon, fresh parmesan, kosher salt, and cracked fresh pepper.

10. Creamy Spinach Chicken Gnocchi

Chicken, spinach, and gnocchi are drenched in a creamy garlic sauce for a delightful dish in this Creamy Spinach Chicken Gnocchi recipe.

11. Creamy Chicken Gnocchi with Spinach

Using a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the local grocery store and pre-made gnocchi will make prepping this dish a breeze!

The garlicky, cheesy Alfredo sauce is the ultimate in comfort food goodness while the added spinach adds a fresh taste to balance out the meal.

12. 20-minute Creamy Pesto Gnocchi

This vegetarian pesto gnocchi is perfect when you need a quick and convenient meal.

Extremely versatile once you get the recipe down, you can add, swap, or omit ingredients to your preferred tastes. A good base recipe to keep in memory for easy, yet satisfying meals any night of the week!

13. Baked Chicken Gnocchi with Garlic Asiago Cream Sauce

The nutty flavor of Asiago Cheese sets this Chicken Gnocchi recipe apart!

Baked casserole style, the chicken thighs, spinach, and gnocchi are topped with the creamy, cheesy, garlicky sauce.

14. Easy Gnocchi with Butter, Garlic & Parmesan

If you just want a simple delicious gnocchi recipe, then this easy gnocchi with butter, garlic, and parmesan is it!

This no-fuss recipe with simple ingredients is easy on the budget and quick to prepare, but is still packed with flavor!

15. Fried Butter Gnocchi with Garlic & Parmesan

This fried gnocchi recipe for “skillet gnocchi” is a fun variation with some serious flavor!
Gnocchi is cooked in garlicky butter and garnished with parmesan. The result is gnocchi that is slightly crispy on the outside but still soft and pillowy on the inside which is truly addicting!

16. Creamy Garlic Parmesan Gnocchi

Another skillet gnocchi recipe that makes for a quick weeknight dinner, this creamy garlic parmesan gnocchi is made special with the use of fresh sage.

It’s also got a slight kick to the sauce with cayenne for a cozy meal on a chilly night!

17. Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

Who needs the “mac” in Mac & Cheese when you’ve got Gnocchi?!

This comfort food version lets gnocchi bake in a delectable cheese sauce with a panko crunchy topping for the best homemade mac and cheese you’ll ever eat.

18. Gnocchi Mac & Cheese Skillet

Cook the gnocchi, make the sauce, combine, broil and done! This recipe for Gnocchi Mac & Cheese Skillet is perfect for your cast iron skillet and an easy meal.

Unlike other mac and cheese ingredients, this recipe uses sharp cheddar to bring out a deeper flavor in the cheese sauce and will become a favorite for sure!

19. Ricotta Gnocchi

Ready to try your hand at making homemade Gnocchi?

This easy gnocchi recipe uses ricotta cheese instead of potatoes, but don’t worry- your gnocchi will still be soft, pillowy, and delicious! All in 20 minutes!

20. Cheesy Eggplant Gnocchi Caprese

Tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, all the flavors of a good Caprese in one delicious gnocchi dish!

This cheesy eggplant gnocchi recipe has all the authentic Italian flavors you love.

Gnocchi is a wonderfully versatile pasta that cooks up quickly for many meals. Fresh, dried, or frozen, gnocchi stores well and is a perfect addition to your kitchen as a pantry staple.

Whether you choose to serve it as a side or let it shine as the main dish, we hope these recipes serve as inspiration for you in your menu planning efforts.