Recipe By saretta
Published Jun 8th
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 2 servings Calories 744.1

Known as ‘gnocchi alla sorrentina,’ this classic Italian pasta dish that uses simple ingredients and tastes delicious. Use homemade or store-bought gnocchi.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ (14.5 ounce) cans passata (crushed tomatoes)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 (18 ounce) package potato gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (4 ounce) ball fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • 4 fresh basil leaves

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add passata and salt; simmer over low heat while you prepare the gnocchi.
  2. 2 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook gnocchi in the boiling water until they float to the top, 2 to 4 minutes. Drain.
  3. 3 Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  4. 4 Pour 1 ladle of tomato sauce into the bottom of a baking dish. Add gnocchi, remaining tomato sauce, and Parmesan cheese; toss to combine. Arrange cubes of mozzarella cheese evenly on top.
  5. 5 Place baking dish in the oven and broil until mozzarella cheese is melted and sauce has slightly reduced, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and garnish with basil leaves before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 744.1
  • Carbohydrate 73.2 g
  • Cholesterol 87.9 mg
  • Fat 39.6 g
  • Fiber 10 g
  • Protein 30 g
  • Saturated Fat 18.9 g
  • Sodium 1100.5 mg
  • Sugar 2.1 g


  1. It was absolutely delicious. I added a couple cloves with the onion along with some dried parsley and oregano with the tomatoes, and it has such an amazing flavor. So much better than any store bought pasta sauce. Well definitely make it again!
  2. This was very tasty. Because I had crushed tomato not passata I added a cloves of garlic to the onions and some chopped basil to the sauce prior to broiling. Hit the spot. I loved the tang to the sauce.
  3. I loved this! It was easy and Delicious. I added garlic, fresh basil and white wine to the onions .
  4. All loved it. Served with a salad and bread. Need to double it next time.
  5. This is one of my favorite meals - I keep gnocchi in my pantry just for dishes like this! I did add mushrooms to this because I needed to use them before they went bad but that's the glory of this dish - you can modify it several ways to fit your tastes (or your - Read more ...
  6. I liked this. It was a nice change to pasta. I am a mom of two young boys and have to save time these days. I used a 2lb jar of Victorio marinara. It already has the crushed tomatoes, onions, olive oil,..,I did still add a couple of drizzles of olive oil. My gnocchi had - Read more ...
  7. This was a simple and pretty good recipe. I think it could use a little something to spice it up a bit, it was pretty boring and bland.
  8. Simple and delicious! I did broil this for a few minutes, like the recipe instructs, but I think next time, I'll do like we always do, and just toss the mozzarella in with the gnocchi and sauce, and let the heat of the two slightly melt the cheese. If you can find passata di pomodoro - Read more ...
  9. This was an extremely easy recipe and very tasty. I made it basically how it s stated except I added some garlic and Italians herbs to the sauce. I also just baked it for about 20 minutes at 350 instead of broiling it. Will definitely again!

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