A Northern Italian classic. Made in Italy with the finest ingredients. Pillowy potato perfection.
What is gnocchi?
First, let’s begin with how to pronounce gnocchi: N’YAW-kee. Originating in Northern Italy, gnocchi are pillowy potato pasta in the shape of small dumplings. Gnocchi are made with mostly potato and some semolina flour to hold them together. Known for their irresistible light and airy texture and a subtle savory potato flavor, gnocchi are one of the best comfort foods out there!
What we love about gnocchi is their quick and easy cook time. When cooking gnocchi in boiling water, they float to the top when they are done—in just about 4 minutes. This makes gnocchi a great recipe idea for busy weeknights. This pasta is super versatile and can be enjoyed with simple brown butter, a decadent cream sauce or your favorite jar of tomato sauce. Don’t forget those cheesy baked gnocchi creations!
Because it is pasta made with potato, some may wonder “Is gnocchi gluten free?” Traditionally, gnocchi does contain wheat and so is not gluten free. That said, we offer some incredibly great-tasting gluten-free gnocchi options for those with dietary restrictions: DeLallo Gluten-Free Gnocchi and DeLallo Gluten-Free Chickpea Gnocchi.
Gnocchi - The DeLallo Difference
DeLallo Gnocchi is made in Northern Italy, the birthplace of gnocchi. Made with the finest ingredients, our Potato Gnocchi are crafted with 85% potato for an authentic Italian pasta experience. Generations of pasta-making experience and the finest ingredients give our potato pasta an incredible savory flavor and just the right light, airy texture.
Types Of Gnocchi You Can Buy
The Best Sauces For Gnocchi
Gnocchi is a versatile cut and shines in so many Italian recipes. Truly, there is a gnocchi recipe for all seasons. To keep it light and simple, dress gnocchi in butter and herb sauces, like Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce. Gnocchi also plays well with tomato sauces, so try a fresh garden tomato sauce or your favorite jarred pasta sauce. Gnocchi can be dressed in decadent cream sauces too! When the weather gets cold, it’s time for some hearty gnocchi recipes to warm you up. Try a creamy soup like Gnocchi Chicken Soup or a cheesy baked gnocchi dish like Three Cheese Baked Gnocchi with Spinach. Gnocchi Malloreddus is a traditional Italian recipe that stars the pillowy potato pasta in a ragù of sweet Italian sausage.
Don’t forget to try gnocchi as a feature in your pasta salads!
Our Favorite Gnocchi Recipes
There are so many gnocchi recipes; moreover, there are so many ways to cook gnocchi. The most popular way is to boil them for about 4 minutes, until they float to the top, but gnocchi can be pan-fried or sautéed, as well as baked and even cooked in your air fryer. This irresistible potato pasta is one versatile pantry staple! Here are some of our favorites—from chicken gnocchi recipes to gnocchi soup recipes to baked gnocchi recipes and more.