Creamy Gnocchi with Spinach

Gnocchi with spinach and mozzarella

Creamy Gnocchi with Spinach

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Gnocchi with spinach and mozzarella

This gnocchi recipe is one of my favorites. The key to a good gnocchi is to use fresh pasta. You can go with frozen if you’d like, but you will taste the difference. We make this with fresh mozzarella and spinach and it’s amazing!

Gnocchi with spinach and mozzarella

The sauce doesn’t have to take a long time. 20 minutes is all you need to cook it. Throw your cooked gnocchi in, your spinach and fresh mozzarella and you’re home free.

Gnocchi, spinach and mozzarella in tomato sauce in a pan

A few simple ingredients is all you need to whip up this Italian pasta dish.

Cento San Marzano tomatos in a bowl

When I can, I use San Marzano whole tomatoes for my sauce. You can really taste the difference when using these. Cento is my go-to brand for them.

Tools I used in this recipe:


Gnocchi with Spinach and Mozzarella

This gnocchi recipe is one of my favorites. The key to a good gnocchi is to use fresh pasta. You can go with frozen if you’d like, but you will taste the difference. We make this with fresh mozzarella and spinach and it’s amazing!
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Frying Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb spinach
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 28 oz whole peeled tomatoes broken apart
  • 1 ½ tsp basil dried
  • 1 ½ tsp oregano dried
  • tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb gnocchi fresh (preferred)
  • 1 bunch parsley chopped
  • ½ lb fresh mozzarella broken into pieces

Instructions
 

  • Boil a medium sized pot of salted. water
  • In a large skillet, heat 1-2 tbsp of olive oil. Once heated, add the spinach. Cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly wilted. Move spinach to a strainer and let drain. Set aside.
  • To the same pan, heat another 2-3 tbsp of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for about a minute until fragrant.
  • Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano and parsley. Cook on medium-high heat for about 7-8 minutes.
  • Add the gnocchi to the pot of boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the spinach and mozzarella to the pan of sauce. Drain the gnocchi and add that as well.
  • Mix all together for about 2-3 minutes until the mozzarella is melted and the gnocchi is soft.
  • Serve hot and top with Parmesan cheese (if desired) and any remaining parsley!

Notes

Enjoy!
Keyword fresh mozzarella, gnocchi, Pasta

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