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Gnocchi in Tomato Cream Sauce recipe | lecremedealcrumb.com

Gnocchi in Tomato Cream Sauce

Quick and easy Gnocchi in Tomato Cream Sauce is a tasty meatless meal with big, bold, creamy flavor and ready in just 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 287kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 pound gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 15-ounce can fire roasted crushed or diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian herb blend or Herbs de Provence
  • ½ cup chicken broth or water
  • cup heavy cream
  • ¼-½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • fresh thyme, basil, and grated parmesan for serving optional


cook the gnocchi

  • Fill a pot with about 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil.
  • Add gnocchi, boil for 2-3 minutes until gnocchi floats. Drain, then toss gnocchi with 2 teaspoons olive oil to keep it from sticking together.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add gnocchi and dried herbs, and saute 2-4 minutes until gnocchi begins browning on the edges.
  • Transfer gnocchi to a bowl and cover to keep warm.

make the sauce

  • Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and broth to the skillet over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in heavy cream, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Simmer 4-5 minutes until sauce is reduced and creamy.
  • Stir in gnocchi, taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with thyme or basil and freshly grated parmesan and serve.


I added a handful of whole garlic cloves for added garlic flavor and visual presentation. 
Adding an additional 1/4 cup heavy cream will make the sauce even richer and creamier. 


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 961mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 5mg