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10 Reasons You Need Gnocchi in Your Life

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If you aren’t stocked up on gnocchi, it’s time to make some changes in your pantry lineup.

That little box of potato pasta is life. Gnocchi is more than just pasta, but an irresistibly airy, filling and versatile foundation to a number of quick and easy recipes. Not just gnocchi and tomato sauce, but baked pasta and soup and salad—yes, even salad.

We’re here to say: give your pantry something to brag about. When you shop for your pantry pasta, go for the good stuff: our gnocchi is made in Italy, and with over 85% potato, it’s the most authentic Italian gnocchi you can get in a box.

Wait… what about homemade gnocchi?

It’s actually pretty easy to make your favorite Italian pasta from scratch. This brings us to another great gnocchi item to have on hand: our DeLallo Gnocchi Kit. If you’re the hands-on type and you love to make things from scratch, you’re going to love how easy it is to create your own potato gnocchi. It includes everything you need—just add water. Then you can have homemade gnocchi in less than 15 minutes!

Check out this Homemade Gnocchi Tutorial for some pasta-making guidance.

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10 Ways to Make Gnocchi

  • Make It Saucy: Whether you dress it simply with marinara or more elaborately with a decadent cream sauce, this versatile potato pasta is going to shine every time.
Recipe: Spicy Vodka Sauce
Recipe: Gnocchi all’Amatriciana
Gnocchi With Pomodoro Sauce
Recipe: Gnocchi With Pomodoro Sauce
Potato Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce
Recipe: Potato Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce
Recipe: Gnocchi with Pumpkin Cream Sauce
Recipe: Homemade Gnocchi in a Lemony Cream Sauce with Italian Sausage
Recipe: Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Fig Sauce and Crispy Prosciutto
  • Bake It Up: Why should lasagna noodles and penne ziti have all the oven fun? Create something cheesy and incredible with your favorite pillowy potato pasta.
Creamy Citrusy Shrimp Gnocchi Bake
Recipe: Creamy Citrusy Shrimp Gnocchi Bake
Chicken parm gnocchi bake
Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Bake
Recipe: Baked Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce
Italian potato dumplings baked in a cast iron skillet with kale, tomatoes and a creamy sauce
Recipe: Gnocchi with Kale in a Creamy Cheesy Tomato Sauce
Gnocchi with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
Recipe: Gnocchi with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
Recipe: Baked Gnocchi with Prosciutto & Spinach
  • Break Out the Skillet: Cook up an amazing gnocchi recipe right on your stovetop. Bring on the protein, seasonal veggies and more.

Recipe: Cheesy Mini Gnocchi Skillet
Summer Skillet Gnocchi being served in a bowl
Recipe: Summer Skillet Gnocchi
Recipe: Chicken Gnocchi Skillet
  • Make Soup: We can’t think of a better way to warm up, really. Soup and gnocchi are both excellent comfort foods… and when they come together? It’s simply magic.
Easy Italian Gnocchi Soup with Sausage & Spinach
Recipe: Easy Italian Gnocchi Soup with Sausage & Spinach
Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Recipe: Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Large bowls of Creamy chicken gnocchi soup
Recipe: Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Recipe: Tomato Basil Gnocchi Soup
Recipe: Pumpkin Gnocchi Soup
  • Pair with Veg: A pasta for all seasons, gnocchi are perfect for pairing up with the season’s fabulous flavors—whether it’s squash in fall or tomatoes in summer.
Recipe: Gnocchi with Sweet Italian Sausage, Mushrooms & Spinach
Gnocchi with Saved Brussels and Bacon
Recipe: Gnocchi with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Recipe: Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Kale Gnocchi
Recipe: Gnocchi with Garlic & Herb Roasted Vegetables
Recipe: Gnocchi with Blistered Tomatoes and Broccolini
  • Toss a Salad: You may think that gnocchi and salads are on different food planes entirely, but these gnocchi salad recipes are ready to change your mind.
Recipe: Warm Gnocchi and Heirloom Tomato Salad
Gnocchi Antipasti salad served in a bowl
Recipe: Gnocchi Antipasto Salad
gnocchi and caprese salad served in a bowl
Recipe: Gnocchi Caprese Salad
Recipe: Caesar Salad Gnocchi
  • Toast It: If you like to keep things simple but full of flavor, consider browning your pillowy potato pasta with a quick jar of pesto (another pantry must-have) or an easy butter and herb preparation.
Recipe: Toasted Basil Pesto Gnocchi
Recipe: Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce
  • Riff on Other Potato Dishes: It’s sort of like a good cover song. We love bringing together more than one dish to create something new and exciting. Here, we explore pierogis, potato salad and clam chowder, because why not?
Recipe: Gnocchi Potato Salad
Recipe: Gnocchi with Cabbage & Kielbasa
Recipe: Gnocchi Clam Chowder
  • Serve Breakfast: You heard us right: gnocchi for breakfast. Imagine your favorite potato pasta is just another breakfast potato and get creative. You’re never going to look at gnocchi the same way again.

Recipe: Gnocchi & Pepper Breakfast Skillet
Recipe: Gnocchi and Pesto Baked Eggs
  • Get Your Mac ‘n Cheese On: Pretend those classic mac ‘n cheese pasta shapes are on vacation and give your box of gnocchi a try. What goes better with ooey gooey decadent cheeses than pillowy potato pasta? These gnocchi mac ‘n cheese recipes are going to make you a believer.

Gnocchi Mac and Cheese in a cast iron skillet
Recipe: Gnocchi Mac ‘n Cheese
Recipe: Gnocchi Mac & Cheese with Crispy Kale
Recipe: Truffled Gnocchi Macaroni and Cheese

Need some more inspiration? Check our gallery of recipes!