23 Easy Gnocchi Recipes You Can Make at Home

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It’s pretty unfair that at most meals, we have to choose between our two favorite carbs: pasta and potatoes. Which is why we’re pretty devoted to gnocchi, the miracle food that manages to combine them into soft little pillows of heaven. Plus, if you start with store-bought gnocchi (as any sane person does), they’re the perfect foundation for an easy weeknight meal. Here are 23 of our favorite recipes. 

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Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

“Done in 30 minutes” is music to our weary Monday night ears.

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Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Bake

A mash-up of our of favorite things. (Thanks, Coterie member Gaby Dalkin.)

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Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Like a big, warm hug in a bowl. And best of all, most of the cooking time is hands-off simmering.

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Ricotta Gnocchi

Making gnocchi from scratch sounds super intimidating. But we promise, this recipe couldn’t be simpler (plus, the ricotta makes the gnocchi extra fluffy). Prepare to impress your guests.

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Mushroom Gnocchi with Arugula and Walnut Pesto

A magnificent umami bomb in a bowl. (And did we mention it’s ready in 30 minutes?)

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Butternut Squash, Sausage and Kale Gnocchi

Everything we love about fall in one recipe, from Coterie member Maria Lichty.

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Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

We never said this was diet food (but we promise, the 2 cups of shredded cheddar are soooo worth it).

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Shrimp and Gnocchi with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

We would eat just about anything if it were covered in this sauce. (Hint: Make a loaf of crusty bread to sop up the extra.)

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Baked Gnocchi Casserole in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

We’ll always love baked ziti, but this quick version with pillowy gnocchi has stolen our hearts.

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi in Herbed White Wine Sauce

This is definitely dinner-party fancy, but it’s deceptively easy to put together.

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Cauliflower Gnocchi Pomodoro

News flash: Gnocchi doesn’t have to be a massive carb bomb. This gluten-free version subs in cauliflower for some of the starch, making it a lighter version of our favorite comfort food.

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Spring Vegetable Gnocchi

The best way to use up all that gorgeous farmers market produce, from Coterie member Heidi Larsen.

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Italian Sausage, Gnocchi and Tomato Soup

Hearty, comforting and ready in under 30 minutes. Hello, new weeknight favorite.

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Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken Gnocchi

This genius recipe combines two of our weeknight dinner prep secret weapons—store-bought pasta and our trusty sheet pan. Throw everything together, and dinner’s on the table in no time.

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Carrot Gnocchi

Another great lower carb alternative—this one swaps potatoes for carrots, which gives the dish a light sweetness (and a great color, too).

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Sausage and Tomato Gnocchi

This classic sausage ragu would make any Italian grandma proud.

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French Onion Gnocchi Soup

Honestly, we didn’t know it was possible for French onion soup to get more delicious.

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Gnocchi and Winter Vegetables with Sage Cream Sauce

Feel free to use whatever winter veggies you have on hand. (Just don’t skimp on Coterie member Liz Harris’s super-savory sage cream sauce.)

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20-Minute Pesto Shrimp with Gnocchi and Asparagus

It doesn’t get any faster or easier than this. And with only a handful of ingredients, you can easily make it on a weeknight.

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Gnocchi Filled Caprese Dip

We’re not sure where gnocchi-stuffed dips have been all our lives, but we never want to go back to a world without them.

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup

News flash: Chicken noodle soup is out, chicken gnocchi soup is in.

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Summer Skillet Gnocchi with Grilled Corn and Burrata

We always thought of gnocchi as a hearty cold-weather dish. But this skillet, loaded with fresh corn and tomatoes, proves otherwise.

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Baked Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Kale

All those veggies totally cancel out the melted mozzarella, right? 

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