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Gnocchi With Pomodoro Sauce Recipe

Gnocchi with pomodoro sauce is a bright fresh pasta recipe, ready in just 20 minutes. With fresh or canned tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil, tossed with soft pillowy gnocchi pasta.

This dinner is a fantastic recipe to make with extra tomatoes. Serve this simple gnocchi with easy homemade garlic knots, thick sourdough garlic bread, or a fresh side salad with pesto dressing.

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Gnocchi pomodoro is one of my favorite easy weeknight dinners!  The word pomodoro means tomato in Italian – literally translated to ‘apple of gold’ which couldn’t be more appropriate. In this pomodoro sauce, fresh summer tomatoes shine.

I love that this pasta is simple to cook on a weeknight, yet elegant enough to serve to guests. I first was introduced to pomodoro sauce when I visited a fantastic Italian restaurant in Laguna Beach, CA aptly named Pomodoro in 2010 when I first moved to Southern California. The restaurant has since closed, however I love making that simple and delicious tomato sauce to this day. 

This sweet Italian tomato pasta is perfect when you want a fresh sauce that pairs well a thick pasta like gnocchi.  It’s vegetarian, and packed with lots of veggies and good nutrients. You can read all about the benefits of tomatoes!

This Gnocchi with Pomodoro Sauce Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Garlicky
  • Simple
  • Versatile
  • Vegetarian, and easy to make Vegan too!

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Simple Gnocchi Recipes 

This gnocchi pomodoro pasta is the tastiest, freshest dinner recipe. It’s perfect for a hearty meal for the family, and also great to make for company if you are having guests for dinner.

It makes a great holiday pasta dish as well – a simple vegetarian recipe to serve with a salad. It takes only 20 minutes to cook, so you can enjoy extra time to prep sides or a salad. Browse all our pasta recipes here!

What’s In This Pomodoro Gnocchi Pasta Recipe?

I cook with fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out seasonal produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

  • Gnocchi – I love this classic potato gnocchi with is super light, super tender, and so good in this sauce. 
  • Fresh Tomatoes – I used garden cherry tomatoes for mine, and also canned.
  • San Marzano Whole Tomatoes – an essential in any good tomato sauce is getting the best quality canned tomatoes you can find! I always use San Marzano whole tomatoes, then crush them before adding to my recipes.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s inexpensive & like to keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry.  For the quality of oil you get, it’s an excellent value.
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Basil
  • Sea Salt & Pepper
  • Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese – not all parmesan cheeses are vegetarian, some contain animal rennet. I like this vegetarian version, which tastes just a good as authentic parm!  Or you can use a vegan version instead too.

 

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The Best Sauce for Gnocchi That’s Vegetarian

This vegetarian gnocchi recipe with pomodoro sauce is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegetarian cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegetarian pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make better meals for you and your family.

I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegetarian recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and quick recipes are fantastic meatless meals for your table.

How Do I Make Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce?

  1. Cook gnocchi according to package instructions. Drain, toss with olive oil, and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, add more olive oil and begin by sautéing the garlic over low heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until edges begin to brown. Add in the fresh tomatoes, and stir.
  3. Pour in the canned tomatoes to the pot, adding the canning liquid/sauce as well.  Add basil, salt, and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Simmer on low for 15 minutes. Sauce should thicken and become jammy.
  4. When the sauce is finished cooking, toss and mix the cooked gnocchi, and garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese.

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More Vegetarian Pasta Recipes You’ll Love!

Sour Cream Alfredo Pasta Recipe (Vegetarian, No Milk)

Baked Goat Cheese Pasta with Tomatoes Recipe (Vegetarian)

Vegan Mushroom Pasta Recipe (Dairy Free)

Hummus Pasta Sauce Recipe with Lemon

Soba Noodle Salad Recipe (Vegan, Vegetarian)

Share This Pomodoro Gnocchi Tomato Sauce

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Gnocchi with Pomodoro Sauce

Kelly Jensen
Gnocchi with pomodoro sauce is a bright fresh pasta recipe, ready in just 20 minutes. With fresh or canned tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil, tossed with soft pillowy gnocchi pasta.
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Condiment, Dinner, Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 438 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cook gnocchi according to package instructions. Drain, toss with olive oil, and set aside.
  • In a large pot, add more olive oil and begin by sautéing the garlic over low heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until edges begin to brown. Add in the fresh tomatoes, and stir.
  • Pour in the canned tomatoes to the pot, adding the canning liquid/sauce as well.  Add basil, salt, and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Simmer on low for 15 minutes. Sauce should thicken and become jammy.
  • When the sauce is finished cooking, toss and mix the cooked gnocchi, and garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 12gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 617mgPotassium: 294mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 466IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 138mgIron: 1mg
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