Gnocchi Recipes

Gnocchi with Tomato and Olive Sauce recipe

For a truly authentic gnocchi dish, try tossing them with this tasty tomato and olive sauce, flavoured with basil, chilli and garlic. Simple to prepare, you could always make double of this sauce and then freeze the excess to use later on.


  • 500g gnocchi
  • 500g cherry tomatoes
  • 100g kalamata olives
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 red chilli
  • 250ml passata
  • 50g fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Finely chop the onion, garlic and chilli. Slice the olives and quarter the cherry tomatoes.

  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion, garlic and chilli. Cook until the onion is softened, then add the tomatoes. Cook for another five minutes, stirring occasionally, then add the passata and cook for 10 more minutes, simmering gently.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi in a pot of boiling salted water. When they rise to the top, they're ready.

  4. Before serving the sauce, stir in the olives and cook for a minute or so until heated through, then stir in the basil right before serving. Toss the cooked gnocchi in the sauce, then sprinkle with the cheese to serve.

Make this a little fancier by adding more freshly chopped basil over the top of the finished dish, or make things easier by using jarred pasta sauce mixed with garlic, chilli and olives. This recipe serves five.

Author: Laura Young

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Published: December 6, 2011
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