Italian recipes may seem too fancy or too difficult for the beginning or average cook to make. After all, Italian restaurants are known for being classy and not exactly cheap on your wallet. From wine to pasta to all the cheese, it can get overwhelming to know where to start. Well, we are here to tell you that it is very possible to make Italian recipes and pasta at home. Read our article to not only learn how to make gnocchi, an Italian staple, but to also use it in recipes as well. Get started today!
Recipe 1: How to Make the Best Gnocchi from Scratch
Pronounced ‘know-key,’ this dish is often mistaken for a Polish mainstay, but it is actually Italian. Usually prepared with potato, egg and flour, this pasta is tasty and better than store-bought. Cook and peel the potatoes, rice them and then add the flour. Divide up the dough, prick the pasta shapes with a fork and cook over a pot of boiling salted water. Serve them up on sauce or in soup. Delicioso!Read More »
If you have graduated from the basics, try this take, which is packed with butter and sage. You will know it is done once it turns a golden brown. It is so easy to make that kids can get in on the action as well. Pro tip: peel and chop the potatoes in advance to cut down on prep time and mash them easier.
Recipe 3: Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Cheese
Some people need cheese with every meal. If that is you, try this recipe with baked potato, butter and freshly grated Parmesan. It does not get much better than that. For a tasty modification, pierce potatoes with a fork and bake at 400 degrees F for an hour. Good things come to those who wait.
Recipe 4: Easy Homemade Vegan Gnocchi
Gnocchi is one of the simplest pastas to make, and, by substituting the eggs with olive oil, it can be made completely vegan as well! Depending on the preparation method, this recipe can feed up to 8 people, so get ready for leftovers or to feed a crowd.
Up your gnocchi game with this 20-minute recipe for roasted Brussels Sprouts plus pasta with brown butter. Serve with rice or bread. Whoever gets the pleasure of eating this will not guess it did not take long to make, it looks seriously impressive!
Recipe 6: Gnocchi Alla Romana
This semolina gnocchi is the classic Italian side dish. Made with just semolina flour, butter, milk and Parmesan cheese, it goes well with chicken or fish in a rich sauce. Serve layered in a pan for extra effect.
Recipe 7: Gnocchi Mac and Cheese
Here is a gluten-free gnocchi recipe for you. Using gluten-free flour, make gnocchi in your preferred way. Top with three cheeses and plenty of salt and pepper. Plate this immediately and top with whatever you desire: broccoli, bacon bits, hot sauce, black truffle or something else.
Recipe 8: Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
A copycat recipe from a major chain, this recipe is hearty, salty, tasty and fragrant. It is almost like chicken noodle soup for adults, and sure to please anyone at your next dinner party, gathering or sit-down family meal.
Recipe 9: Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Make this soup in your Instant Pot and get ready for creamy deliciousness. Not ready to dole it out all at once? Keep it warm until you are ready to go. Goes great with crispy bread and Italian soda.
Recipe 10: Dessert Gnocchi
Tired of savory recipes? This chocolate gnocchi is packed with chocolate chips and chewy, squishy flavor. It makes an ideal ice cream topping.
Recipe 11: Gnocchi with Cinnamon Butter
If cinnamon is more your style, try this cinnamon stick-infused variant. It tastes almost like fried dough, a snickerdoodle cookie or a churro. Whipped cream makes for a refreshing topping.
Have a nice night in with these gnocchi recipes. Keep the wine flowing and maybe bust out cannoli or a panna cotta for dessert. Buon appetito!