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Simple Creamy Gnocchi Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian


Simple creamy gnocchi is a date-night worthy dish that takes about 25 minutes to pull together. A fancy, hearty weeknight tested dinner that is creamy, cheesy and delicious.


  • 16 ounces marinara
  • 2 pounds of potato gnocchi
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup baby mozzarella balls or pearls (see note)
  • 1/3 cup light cream
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons salt for water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add gnocchi and boil for 3-4 minutes or until gnocchi float to the surface.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat in a large oven-safe skillet or pan. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add marinara, chopped basil, Parmesan cheese, and white wine. Stir and bring to a gentle simmer.
  4. Turn off the heat and add cream and strained gnocchi. Mix until the cream is fully combined and the gnocchi is evenly distributed.
  5. Top with mozzarella and place in the oven on high broil until cheese fully melts, about 3-4 minutes. Serve immediately!


If you cut the recipe in half (only use 1 pound of gnocchi), I would still use the same amount of sauce/sauce ingredients for simplicity/ to ensure you have enough.

Can also use a chopped 8-ounce ball of fresh mozzarella. If you don’t want to use fresh mozzarella, you can use a cubed block of low-moisture whole milk mozzarella. Low-moisture mozzarella is less elastic and less stringy when it cooks. I always opt for larger blocks over pre-shredded cheese. It tastes better and melts a lot better.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 580
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 630mg
  • Fat: 32.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.1
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 29.4g
  • Cholesterol: 91mg

Keywords: Gnocchi recipes, creamy gnocchi pasta


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