Potato Gnocchi with Tomato and Burrata Sauce

Enjoy a classic Italian favorite with this homemade potato gnocchi recipe, served with a fresh and flavorful tomato sauce, enriched with the creamy delight of burrata cheese. This dish perfectly balances the soft, pillowy gnocchi with the vibrant, slightly spicy tomato sauce, creating a comforting yet sophisticated meal.

Why You’ll Love This: This recipe offers a delightful exploration into traditional Italian cuisine, with the added twist of spicy peppers and the luxurious touch of burrata. It’s a great way to enjoy a homemade gourmet meal that combines the heartiness of potatoes with the richness of cheese and the freshness of a tomato-based sauce. Plus, making your own gnocchi is a rewarding culinary experience!


For the Gnocchi:

  • 4 medium-sized potatoes
  • 2 small egg yolks
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dry basil
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

For the Sauce:

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Serrano or jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Topping:

  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh herbs (such as basil or parsley)
  • Burrata cheese


  1. Prepare the Potatoes:
    • Boil the potatoes in a large pot until tender, or wrap them in aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven at 500°F for 50-60 minutes.
    • Let them cool, peel, and then mash them using a potato ricer onto a flat surface. Let it cool for about 10-12 minutes.
  2. Make the Gnocchi Dough:
    • Mix the mashed potatoes with egg yolks, salt, pepper, and dry basil.
    • Gradually add flour, folding and pressing the mixture until a dough forms. Avoid over-kneading. Add more flour if the dough is sticky.
    • Divide the dough into equal parts and roll each into a half-inch thick rope. Cut into 3/4 inch pieces and shape using a fork or gnocchi board.
  3. Prepare the Sauce:
    • In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and pepper, cooking until softened.
    • Add cherry tomatoes and tomato sauce, cooking until the tomatoes soften and burst (about 10-12 minutes). Season with salt, pepper, and fresh basil.
  4. Cook the Gnocchi:
    • Boil a large pot of salted water. Add gnocchi and cook until they float to the surface, then simmer for another 1-2 minutes.
    • Drain, reserving half a cup of the cooking water, and add gnocchi to the sauce. Stir to combine.
  5. Serve:
    • Plate the gnocchi and sauce. Garnish with grated Parmesan, fresh herbs, and top with burrata cheese.

Enjoy this heartwarming dish that perfectly captures the essence of Italian comfort food, with a burst of fresh flavors and creamy textures.

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