Are you looking for an easy way to elevate your next dinner? Look no further than these delicious Sauces for Gnocchi!
From classic Italian classics like pesto and Bolognese, to recipes packed with unexpected flavor combinations, there’s truly something here to suit everyone’s taste buds.
We’ve got a range of mouthwatering sauces that will take your plateful of tender gnocchi from good to simply divine.
So get ready for some serious culinary inspiration – it’s time to explore the exciting world of gnocchi sauce!
Sauces for Gnocchi
1. Bolognese Sauce
2. Vodka Sauce
Vodka sauce is a tomato based sauce that gets enhanced with cream, red chili flakes, and a touch of vodka.
It goes great with a variety of pasta shapes, and goes especially great with gnocchi.
3. Pesto Sauce
Pesto! This classic sauce from Genoa is an Italian classic. It’s a blend of the freshness of basil, the pungency of garlic, the buttery nuttiness of pine nuts, and of course some nice olive oil.
This wonderful sauce will make you fall in love with Italian food all over again!
4. Cheesy Ham Sauce
This Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet is a super easy one pan meal that is absolute comfort food.
It’s a great use for leftover ham, and it only takes a few simple ingredients to make this magic happen.
Best of all, it can be on the table in about 20 minutes. Sounds like a winner to me!
5. Marinara Sauce
Spaghetti and meatballs… Lasagna… Eggplant Parmesan… Manicotti… Chicken Parm… What do these Italian delights have in common? Marinara sauce!!!
Once you make your own. you’ll never go back to store bought!
6. Rasta Sauce
Hey mon, take your pasta to the Caribbean with this tasty Rasta Sauce! It’s a popular Jamaican sauce that uses heavy cream, parmesan, mozzarella cheese, and awesome Caribbean seasonings.
When you want to go beyond Italian, this one is a real winner!
7. Fra Diavolo
This one is for spice lovers! Well, it’s literally in the name. Fra Diavolo translates to “brother devil” in Italian, earning its name due to the kick it gets from red chili flakes.
This one commonly includes shrimp or other seafood.
8. Alfredo Sauce
Alfredo is surely one of the most popular pasta sauces, and for good reason!
The simple combination of butter, cream and cheese is as delectable as it is simple. It’s commonly eaten with fettuccine or short pasta, and forms the base for some of the later items on this list.
9. Creamy Sausage Sauce
Enjoy this comforting, Creamy Sausage Sauce recipe with Italian sausage and your favorite pasta smothered in a decadent garlic, spinach and parmesan sauce.
This 20 minutes restaurant quality dinner is going to be an instant family favorite. It goes with a variety of pastas, but we love it with gnocchi.
10. Lamb Ragu
Ragu is a rich, thick meat sauce enhanced by tomatoes, red wine and herbs.
It’s a hearty sauce that goes with a variety of pasta shapes. This is one that is best when cooked a long time.
11. Puttanesca Sauce
How about a restaurant quality Italian dinner on the table in about 25 minutes? Well that’s our Puttanesca Sauce recipe!
It’s light, yet boldly flavored with garlic, anchovies, olives and capers. Easy enough for a busy weeknight, puttanesca is also company worthy.
Toss it with gnocchi for a great Italian dinner!
12. Creamy Ground Chicken Sauce
This Creamy Ground Chicken Sauce is so comforting! It will be on your dinner table all week long!
It is incredibly easy to make and has a ton of flavor, so it’s perfect for weeknight dinners.
13. Spicy Sausage Sauce
A bowlful of Spicy Sausage Gnocchi is what cozy nights are meant to be. Adding a crusty piece of bread with a glass of red is just an extra bonus.
Make it when your heart craves for something easy, yet tantalizing.
This easy dish is perfect for a quick dinner for busy weeknights, but equally wow worthy if you’re looking for a company meal…
14. Pastalaya Sauce
Jambalaya Pasta, aka Pastalaya, is a super tasty dish featuring shrimp, chicken and sausage smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce full of Louisiana flavors.
It’s typically served with pasta, but we love it with gnocchi too!
15. Spaghetti Meat Sauce
If you want a quicker spin on bolognese or ragu, try this basic meat sauce!
This recipe is super meaty and saucy at the same time. It pairs great with gnocchi, or any of your favorite pasta shapes.
16. Creamy Taco Sauce
Taco Gnocchi!! Now that’s a taco lover’s sweet dream. All your favorite taco flavors get cheesy and creamy, mixed in with hearty gnocchi. How cool!!
Believe me, this dish is hands down irresistible. It has bold homemade taco seasoning that’s needed for the zest in the creamy, cheesy pasta sauce. Make this Tex-Mex style fusion tonight for that major comfort food fix.
17. Cajun Chicken Sauce
Looking for recipe that is straight out of restaurant menu, and is a breeze to make on busy weeknights? This Cajun Chicken Pasta is your answer!
Tender chicken pieces in a creamy, cheesy sauce with the right kind of Cajun smoky heat, along with any of your favorite pasta shapes or gnocchi.
Here, my friends, is a meal you are going to get a lot of compliments for.
18. Eggplant Sauce
Pasta alla Norma is a famous Sicilian dish with a chunky, herb infused eggplant and tomato sauce. And it’s just too good!
It’s a light, meatless pasta meal, yet the firm, buttery eggplant gives it a heartiness that will keep your appetite satisfied.
Swap out the pasta for gnocchi, and you’re in for a winner meal!
19. Al Forno Sauce
This Forno recipe is inspired by the popular Olive Garden dish. Plump, tender tortellini (or gnocchi) smothered in an amazing creamy sauce that’s enhanced by bacon and a variety of cheeses.
We decided to add some veggie power to the original dish, in the form of spinach and mushrooms, plus we’ll share some other great variation ideas.
This is a great easy dinner idea for you to cook up any night of the week!
20. Spicy Vodka Sauce
This creamy, cheesy and spicy twist on regular vodka sauce is a total hit!
Serve it with gnocchi or any short pasta shapes for a company worthy dish that’s ready in no time.
It’s one of our favorite sauces for gnocchi!
So there you go, twenty great sauces for gnocchi. Which one will you try first?
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- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups diced ham, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 16 oz gnocchi
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1.5 cups water
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, cut into strips
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat the broiler on your oven.
- Heat oil in an oven safe skillet over medium high heat. Add in diced ham and sauté, turning from time to time, until it start to caramelize, about 5 minutes.
- Add peas, gnocchi, water, cream and herbs. Simmer until gnocchi is tender, about 5 minutes.
- Taste and add salt and pepper to taste (the ham adds a lot of salt, so you might not need any additional).
- Sprinkle shredded cheeses atop the gnocchi mixture. Broil until cheese is melty and starting to turn golden brown. This time will vary depending on the strength of your broiler, check on it after 2 minutes.
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