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bowl with gnocchi with ricotta and tomato sauce topped with basil

Gnocchi with Ricotta and Tomato Sauce

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian


It doesn’t get much easier than this Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce. Gnocchi is cooked and combined with a simple tomato sauce and ricotta.



  • 1 lb gnocchi
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, (finely minced or grated)
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • fresh parsley, (for serving)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the gnocchi and let it cook until it floats up to the top of the water, 3-5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Pour in the tomato sauce and cook until it is warmed through, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the ricotta. Stir until combined, then stir in the gnocchi.
  4. Serve topped with a little bit of chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes:

adapted from: The Skinny Cheese Cookbook

Keywords: gnocchi with ricotta