Classic tomato-basil sauce smothers tender gnocchi in this easy recipe. Using shelf-stable gnocchi makes this an easy vegan dinner. Eating gluten-free or just want to eat more vegetables? Try frozen cauliflower gnocchi instead.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, October 2018


Recipe Summary

35 mins
35 mins
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  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and cook until softened, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and salt and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain the simmer and cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and basil.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until plumped and starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the gnocchi to the tomato sauce and stir until coated. Serve with Parmesan, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

448 calories; protein 10.1g 20% DV; carbohydrates 69.4g 22% DV; exchange other carbs 4.5; dietary fiber 4.1g 17% DV; sugars 5.2g; fat 14.2g 22% DV; saturated fat 3.3g 17% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 672.9IU 14% DV; vitamin c 21mg 35% DV; folate 14.5mcg 4% DV; calcium 88.8mg 9% DV; iron 3.5mg 19% DV; magnesium 14.1mg 5% DV; potassium 229mg 6% DV; sodium 366.6mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.5mg 53% DV.