If you’ve had the privilege of trying gnocchi before now, you will know just how good a comfort food it is.
Not quite like regular pasta and not quite potato, but the best of both worlds somewhere in between the two.
What’s more, it’s great for people who are watching their carbohydrate intake, since gnocchi has fewer carbs than pasta.
Better yet though is just how versatile gnocchi can be. It goes really well with just about any sauce, and you can add in all your healthy veg too.
In this article, I’m going to provide you with links to some of the best unique gnocchi recipes on the net that are suitable for any occasion. Here goes!
Talk about comfort food at its best! This dish is reminiscent of spaghetti bolognese, but with gnocchi instead of spaghetti and minced lamb instead of minced beef.
The recipe includes how to make the actual gnocchi for the dish as well, in case you struggle to get hold of gnocchi at the supermarket.
It’s packed full of amazing flavours, including the likes of garlic, onions, balsamic vinegar, and fresh vine-ripened tomatoes.
And there are plenty of cannellini beans for a contrast in texture, not to mention fibre.
It’s pretty easy to make, but it does take a while if you want to make the gnocchi from scratch.
This cheesy gnocchi dish is to die for! The chopped Gorgonzola cheese pairs (pun intended!) with the milk and butter perfectly to make the sauce.
And by then adding the chopped pear, it really makes this dish unique.
Additional flavours come from fresh sprigs of thyme leaves, and a wonderful sprinkle of grated nutmeg to serve.
And you can totally go ahead and use store bought gnocchi to save yourself some time.
Considering it only uses 7 ingredients and the total prep and cook time is a mere 15 minutes, it’s certainly not bad at all.
Did you know that you can cook gnocchi outdoors? On the campfire or grill?
You don’t have to boil up any water or anything, simply place the ingredients for each serving into a foil packet, and simply put it straight on the grill.
You’ve got a nice mix of flavours in there, including juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, sweetcorn, and crushed garlic cloves.
And to give it a little moisture and prevent it getting too dry, you drizzle some nice dry white wine in each packet. Divine!
And you can make it in about half an hour.
I bet you didn’t know that you can make gnocchi from carrots instead of potatoes!
It turns out just as soft, tender and pillowy, but is better for you with plenty of vitamin A for your night vision, and healthy antioxidants to boot.
This recipe has plenty of other flavouring too, including sour cream, garlic, chopped pistachios, fresh herbs (such as some nice sage or rosemary), and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese to serve.
Admittedly, it does take a long time to cook, but trust me, it’s worth the wait!
Who says you can only make gnocchi in a pan? This recipe is super unique, and it takes the concept of a pasta bake to a whole new level.
It’s also an excellent way of using up your pumpkins after Halloween.
The sauce is nice and creamy, and super flavourful, thanks to the addition of crumbled blue cheese and grated mozzarella, which blends perfectly with the pumpkin.
And to tickle your taste buds even further, there’s also fried sage leaves, combined with chopped hazelnuts and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg to serve – yum!
If you love the taste of a tin of baked beans, then this is the gnocchi recipe for you! It’s perfect for picky eaters and kids. But it has so much more than a mere tin or two of beans…
In addition to the baked beans, it also has plenty of onion, garlic, bacon, dried and/or fresh herbs, juicy cherry tomatoes, Parmesan to serve, and optional dried chilli flakes.
And it doesn’t take too long to make, even though you make the gnocchi from scratch.
OMG – this recipe is delicious! Who says you need to cook gnocchi with regular potatoes?
This variation is the bomb – using sweet potato instead really improves the flavour and sweetness.
What’s more, it goes amazing with the maple syrup and ricotta in the gnocchi dough.
Meanwhile, the maple bacon sauce is to die for, with the likes of more maple syrup again, bacon of course, a tablespoon of bourbon, and smoked paprika.
This is something to make ahead of time because the gnocchi should be left to chill for at least 30 minutes or preferably overnight.
And there’s yet another alternative to regular potato in your gnocchi dishes.
This cauliflower version is super healthy. It’s even lower in carbs than regular gnocchi. So much so that it’s classed as suitable for the keto diet.
And it’s also gluten-free to boot, thanks to the use of almond flour instead of regular flour.
You also get to add mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, and a nice Marinara sauce.
You can even make a nice gnocchi dish with beetroots instead of potatoes with this recipe! It’s perfect for when beetroot is in season, and it’s on offer, and it’s certainly very unique.
It doesn’t need a whole lot of ingredients, it’s mostly just beetroot, flour, ricotta, and Parmesan.
You will need to make the gnocchi ahead of time to give it time to chill in the fridge before you cook it to serve with the green beans and nut butter.
How about this for a unique gnocchi recipe! Who doesn’t love the flavours of a good old-fashioned cheeseburger?
It’s super moreish, with its minced beef, beef broth, crushed tomatoes, shredded garlic, heavy cream, Dijon mustard, onion, spring onion, grated Cheddar cheese, and more.
What’s more, you don’t have to make the gnocchi from scratch, and you can simply use some store-bought packet gnocchi.
Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! You can actually turn regular store bought potato gnocchi into a delicious dessert with just a handful of extra ingredients.
All you have to do is cook and dry your store bought gnocchi, toss it in some melted butter, and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar.
And the recipe also includes a heavenly chocolate dipping sauce. And all you need for that is some heavy cream, some chocolate chips, and some ground cinnamon. Delish!
This unique gnocchi recipe is actually a twist on the classic fish pie.
It goes down great with picky eaters, thanks to its subtle flavouring, from the likes of mustard, tarragon, lemon juice, and ground black pepper.
You don’t need to make the gnocchi yourself from scratch, and you can just use store-bought.
You can use any white fish, and once the inner part of the pie is done, all you have to do is toss the gnocchi in olive oil, scatter it over and grill for 5-8 minutes.
It goes great served with steamed green beans and lemon zest.
This Mediterranean dish is super comforting to eat, not to mention packed with wonderful flavours…
It features ripe plum tomatoes, red peppers cut into chunks, 3 whole garlic cloves (I just love garlic, don’t you?), feta cheese for a contrast of taste and textures, and peppery fresh wild rocket to delight your palate
You can use store bought gnocchi, and don’t have to slave away making your own.
It takes 50 minutes to make, serves 4 people, and costs little more than £2 per person.
If you love a good pizza, you will love this unique, pizza-like gnocchi dish!
This recipe has all the ingredients you love on a pizza, such as marinara sauce, pepperoni, ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and Italian seasoning.
Plus some extra additions like a pinch of chilli flakes, grated Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil to serve.
You don’t need to make the gnocchi yourself from scratch, and you can just use store-bought instead.
It takes 40 minutes to make and serves between 6 and 8 people.
So, there you have it, 14 unique and delicious gnocchi recipes from across the net.
The list includes both ones where you make your own gnocchi and some that you can simply use store-bought for. Enjoy!