Homemade gnocchi is one of the easiest kinds of pasta to make (check out our list of homemade gnocchi recipes for inspo!)
… But let’s be honest – store bought gnocchi is pretty darn delicious too.
After all, the real star of each gnocchi recipe is the gnocchi sauce... and that’s what we’ll be talking about today.
From gnocchi cream sauce and gnocchi mushroom sauce to a traditional gnocchi tomato sauce, the possibilities are endless. Want to change up the flavor of your gnocchi? Simply top it with a different sauce and enjoy gnocchi for every day of the week. I certainly wouldn’t judge.
So, to help you gnocchi your dinner out of the park (sorry – I’ll keep the gnocchi puns to a minimum after this), I’ve asked my food blogger friends to share their best gnocchi sauce recipes with me…
And they definitely delivered! Below, you’ll find so many delicious gnocchi sauce recipes that you may have a hard time deciding which one to start with!
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1. Pan-Seared Gnocchi with Shaved Asparagus and Snap Peas
This light and elegant sauce of shave asparagus and snap peas is loaded with spring vegetables and won’t weigh you down. It’s the perfect gnocchi sauce recipe. Plus, it’s ready in under 30 minutes.
Click here to get the recipe from Amanda’s Cookin.
2. Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Gnocchi Sauce
This easy six-ingredient vegetarian dinner made with ripe tomatoes, eggplant, store-bought gnocchi, fresh basil, and parmesan cheese. You will love this Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Gnocchi sauce.
Click here to get the recipe from The Forked Spoon.
3. Four Cheese Sauce for Gnocchi
Soft potato gnocchi smotherd in a cream four cheese sauce is a classic Italian dish that’s perfect for cheese lovers. This tasty gnocchi sauce will make your tastebuds dance.
Click here to get the recipe from Cooking My Dreams.
4. Pulled Pork Gnocchi
This Pulled Pork Gnocchi features tender pulled pork and homemade potato gnocchi in a butter sauce with sage and pine nuts.
Click here to get the recipe from Food Lover’s Kitchen.
5. Parsley Pesto Gnocchi
Homemade potato gnocchi is pan fried until it’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It’s then tossed with an easy parsley pesto sauce that’s bursting with flavor.
Click here to get the recipe from Chef Savvy.
6. Gnocchi Mushroom Sauce with Thyme
This satisfying comfort food recipe of mushroom gnocchi with thyme and white wine sauce will fit perfectly in to your list of fall recipes or any time of the year.
Click here to get the recipe from Anna Banana.
7. Instant Pot Umami Spaghetti Sauce
Thick, rich, freezer-friendly pasta and meat sauce is packed with homey umami flavors and would taste delicious served over gnocchi.
Click here to get the recipe from Pressure Cooker Recipes.
8. Homemade Pesto Gnocchi Sauce
Add a fresh and flavorful homemade pesto to a batch of gnocchi for a refreshing and comforting meal that celebrates the tastes of summer.
Click here to get the recipe from Food Wine Sunshine.
9. Easy Homemade Alfredo
Creamy sauce poured over tender gnocchi is a comfort food seekers dream. This sauce is so easy to make and tastes so much better than the stuff from a jar.
Click here to get the recipe from Stef’s Eats and Sweets.
10. Super Green Gnocchi with Pesto, Broccoli and Peas
Top homemade or store bought potato gnocchi with this fresh pesto, broccoli and peas sauce. With just five ingredients this green goddess gnocchi sauce is incredibly easy to make.
Click here to get the recipe from The Family Food Kitchen.
11. Avocado Pesto Sauce
This easy, healthy and deliciously creamy Avocado Pasta Sauce recipe is made with 5 ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes! It’s perfect for serving over pasta or gnocchi.
Click here to get the recipe from Joy Food Sunshine.
12. Bolognese Sauce
This hearty meat sauce is perfect for making ahead and freezing. Pour this sauce over gnocchi for a soul-satisfying meal that your whole family will love.
Click here to get the recipe from Maple and Mango.
13. Short Rib Ragu
Step up your pasta sauce with this Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu recipe. The pasta sauce is simmered together with short ribs and served with gnocchi.
Click here to get the recipe from The Magical Slow Cooker.
14. Keto Gnocchi Tomato Sauce
Pair this Keto Marinara with a low carb gnocchi recipe for a flavorful dinner that you can feel good about eating.
Click here to get the recipe from Joy Filled Eats.
15. Parsley Pesto Sauce for Gnocchi
This tasty twit on traditional pesto made with basil is a great way to use up excess parsley from your garden. This fresh sauce is perfect over gnocchi.
Click here to get the recipe from Happy Foods Tube.
16. Brown Butter Sage Sauce for Gnocchi
This sage butter gnocchi couldn’t be any easier! A perfect main or side dish. You just need gnocchi, butter, lemon juice, cheese, sage and some garlic.
Click here to get the recipe from Texanerin.
17. Pistachio Pasta Sauce
This pistachio pesto is a great way to use up spinach and basil. It’s delicious over gnocchi and pasta, and takes just about 10 minutes to make!
Click here to get the recipe from Nourish.
18. Easy Arrabbiata Sauce
Easy Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe made with simple pantry essentials including olive oil, garlic, dried red chili flakes, and tomatoes. Enjoy this fiery red and delicious Homemade Arrabbiata Sauce on pasta, gnocchi, pizza, or baked chicken.
Click here to get the recipe from The Forked Spoon.
19. Authentic Italian Gnocchi Sauce
The best, quickest and easiest, yet truly authentic Italian tomato sauce you can make! Ready in under 15 minutes and perfect for pasta and gnocchi.
Click here to get the recipe from Christina’s Cucina.
20. Jalapeno Gnocchi Cream Sauce
Alfredo sauce meets zesty jalapenos for a creamy sauce that’s bursting with flavor and a bit of heat. It’s perfect for serving over pasta or gnocchi.
Click here to get the recipe from Holmes Cooks.
21. Hot Sausage Bolognese with Banana Peppers
This Easy Hot Sausage Bolognese Sauce with Banana Peppers is the perfect way to celebrate the flavors of summer! Ripe tomatoes, garlic-deliciousness with just a touch of heat from Hungarian wax banana peppers and tastes amazing with gnocchi.
Click here to get the recipe from Health Starts in the Kitchen.
22. Pesto Trapanese with Gnocchi
This fresh pesto sauce is made with tomatoes. It’s bursting with seasonal flavor and tastes divine when served over tender gnocchi.
Click here to get the recipe from Sumptuous Spoonfuls.
23. Pomodoro Sauce
You will love this Italian gnocchi with sauce; rich tomato and herb al Pomodoro sauce coating pillowy potato pasta goodness, topped with melted and crispy cheese, and extra fresh herbs.
Click here to get the recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen.
24. Sicilian Tomato Pesto
A pesto of the red kind. Sicilian tomato pesto is the perfect, light sauce for gnocchi.
Click here to get the recipe from Culinary Ginger.
25. Creamy Zucchini Sauce
This Creamy Zucchini Sauce is bursting with flavor! Made with paprika-roasted zucchinis, sour cream, garlic, and fresh herbs, it tastes great with pasta, gnocchi, rice, or just with a slice of bread.
Click here to get the recipe from Cooktoria.
26. Nut Free Vegan Pesto
This nut free vegan pesto is perfect tossed with pasta, gnocchi or used as a pizza sauce. It’s easy to make and full of flavor.
Click here to get the recipe from A Sweet Alternative.
27. Pesto Cream Sauce
Simple and flavorful pesto cream sauce is perfect for busy nights when you want a flavorful meal on the table, fast!
Click here to get the recipe from Love Bakes Good Cakes.
28. Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce
Gnocchi is topped with a creamy and luscious butternut squash sauce and bits of spicy chorizo.
Click here to get the recipe from Vikalinka.
29. Italian Gravy
Your house will be filled with the unforgettable aroma of this sauce as it cooks down to create the best Italian gravy recipe for gnocchi.
Click here to get the recipe from Saporito Kitchen.
30. Chicken Bacon Gnocchi
This flavorful chicken, bacon and green pea sauce turns cauliflower gnocchi into a meal that is filling and satisfying.
Click here to get the recipe from Regain Your Sparkle.
31. Sausage and Gnocchi Power Greens Skillet
This five-ingredient one skillet recipe is made with cauliflower gnocchi and a sauce of savory ground sausage, Organic Power Greens, and a creamy butternut squash sauce.
Click here to get the recipe from Cook at Home Mom.
I hope you enjoyed this list of gnocchi sauce recipes!
Let me know in the comments if you have any more ideas to add.