The reason why Italian cuisine is so amazing is that it lets us enjoy pasta in all its various types, starting from spaghetti and macaroni to gnocchi and ravioli. Today, we’re going to talk about the magic of gnocchis.
Gnocchis are a sort of pasta that’s perfect for potato lovers. They are small Italian dumplings usually made from potato, flour (traditionally buckwheat flour), and egg and shaped into small ovals with a ridged pattern on one side. Like many Italian dishes, there is a considerable variation in recipes and names across different regions.
Gnocchis are available everywhere across the modern world, in every supermarket you’ll walk in. The problem is that there are so many different kinds of sauces and ways to cook them that we might end up wasting much more time wondering how to make them than actually making them. As always, this is where we come in.
We’ve made a list of the top 10 superb gnocchi ideas, almost all of which contain classic potato gnocchi. If you’ve grown tired of the plain spaghetti (even though we can all agree that spaghetti is our go-to pasta), try some of these delightful gnocchi recipes and bring some positive change to your palate.
Get ready for your tastebuds to be tickled due to all of the various ingredients and spices. Imagine almost all the fresh veggies in your fridge perfectly mixed with some melted mozzarella, exquisite sauces, and of course, the gnocchi on one plate. Truly a match made in heaven.
Gnocchi, Sweet Corn & Arugula in Cream Sauce
This is another amazing way to prepare gnocchi. It looks simple, but it’s fun and quick to make, and it no less delicious than the rest of the gnocchi recipes on this list. Just follow the recipe instructions and you’ll have your new pasta meal just in time for lunch.
Vegan Pesto Pumpkin Gnocchi with Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts
Remember when we said that almost all of the gnocchi recipes are potato-based? Well, this one is the ultimate exception, as it uses pumpkin to make the gnocchi instead, and it’s completely vegan and gluten-free. Your palate will be satisfied and your gut eternally grateful.
Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola Sauce
Sauces are the inevitable ingredients when it comes to Italian cuisine and the gnocchi in this recipe practically bathes in Gorgonzola sauce (which is always a plus). Read the recipe to find out what other secrets it may hide and try to recreate it in your own kitchen.
Gnocchi Grilled Cheese
Now we move onto something a little bit different. Something with a crispy touch to it. If you’re looking for a gnocchi evening snack but don’t feel like preparing it the traditional way, then who said you had to? Try out this wonderful gnocchi grilled cheese sandwich recipe instead.
Gnocchi with Sausage and Kale
If you don’t consider yourself a big veggie fan, but everyone is saying how you need to get your greens in, this recipe might help you with the struggle. It contains plenty of other ingredients that will distract your veggie-sensitive palate, so you’ll be able to enjoy your gnocchi and properly nourish your body.
Mushroom Florentine Gnocchi
Now we have some comfort food on our hands! The great amount of sauce in this recipe will make sure you have a positive and delectable experience with gnocchi while you’re taking care of your health by sneakily eating some greens.
Feta & Gnocchi Salad
Yet another sneaky way to have some green vegetable without restricting yourself from the deliciousness of the gnocchi. This is a perfect blend of gnocchi, vegetables, and bacon that will bring a satisfying color to your plates and a refreshing change to your everyday diet.
Cornish Hen Fricassee & Buttercup Gnocchi
So far, we’ve seen how the preparation of potato and pumpkin gnocchi went – now let’s see how you can make this pasta out of a buttercup squash to go with a couple of Cornish hens. Simply follow the in-depth instructions from the recipe and there you go.
Finally, we’ve set something special for the end. This is a rather unusual, but original chestnut gnocchi recipe which is the perfect meal for the fall/winter season. It tells you, step by step, what you should do to prepare the gnocchi and the sauce until all there’s left to do is to enjoy your latest meal immediately upon serving.
That’s it for today’s gnocchi article, fellow pasta lovers. We truly hope you’ll find something inspiring out of this list and maybe find your next favorite gnocchi recipe. If you have any other ideas or thoughts up your sleeves, please don’t hesitate to share them in the comments below. Until next time, bon apetit!