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Mini Gnocchi with Pomodoro Sauce – Healthyish Foods

Mini Gnocchi with Pomodoro Sauce

This mini gnocchi with pomodoro sauce recipe is here to save the day. Let's face it, weeknight dinners can be a challenging.
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  • 1 lb. mini gnocchi, Dellalo Foods, al dente
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup shallots, diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 can pomodoro tomatoes, 28 ounce can with juice
  • 2 tablespoons basil, fresh chopped
  • ¼ cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, as garnish
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese , as garnish


  • pasta pot
  • saute pan with sides - oven safe
  • colander


  • Boil a pot of water and cook the gnocchi according to the package. Al-dente is best because the gnocchi will continue cooking the saucepan.
    Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Drain off remaining water using a colander and set the gnocchi aside.
  • In a large oven-safe saucepan, add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Heat the oil over medium heat.
  • Next, you’ll add the minced garlic and diced shallots. Let the shallots and garlic sweat in the pan.
  • Then, you’ll add the sliced cherry tomatoes. Stir well.
  • Add the spices, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and oregano. Stir well.
  • Next, you’ll add the reserved pasta water and pomodoro tomatoes to deglaze the pan. Use a wooden spoon to gently break up the larger tomatoes.
  • Let everything simmer for a few minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low and allow the sauce to thicken to your liking.
  • Next, you’ll add the fresh chopped basil and mascarpone cheese. Stir until well combined.
    Add the gnocchi and toss everything together until well combined.
  • Top with shredded mozzarella and broil the entire dish for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted and browned.
  • Remove from the oven, top with chopped Italian parsley and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Serve immediately and enjoy.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 475kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 42mg, Sodium: 1118mg, Potassium: 479mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1140IU, Vitamin C: 28mg, Calcium: 321mg, Iron: 6mg