Simple Homemade Gnocchi Pomodoro

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This is a hearty dish that is perfect for a slow food day. Making this from scratch just tastes better. Let’s learn how to make this dish.

Gnocchi Pomodoro

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Resting Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4
Calories: 452kcal


For the Gnocchi:

  • 1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups of flour

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 28 oz tomatoes canned
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese


  • Assemble all the ingredients and make sure you have everything.

For the Gnocchi:

  • Boil the potatoes mash them.
  • In a large bowl, combine mashed potatoes, egg, and flour. Knead them and wrap using a cling wrap for 20 minutes to rest.
  • Cut the dough into 4 pieces and roll each piece into ½ inch diameter.
  • Now, cut them into ½ inch pieces and roll the gnocchi using a fork.
  • Boil a pot of water and add salt. Add gnocchi and cook for 3-5 minutes or until they rise on top of the water.

For the Sauce:

  • Heat the oil and all the fresh herbs. Fry them until they are fragrant. Discard them once they are fragrant.
  • Add and sauté the onions for 1 minute until they are translucent.
  • Add the canned tomatoes and stir them well with onions. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 30 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  • Now, add the gnocchi and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve into plates and top it with parmesan cheese.


Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2207IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 4mg

Notes & Tips

  • It is best to cook the potatoes until they are very well done and mushy. This will make the gnocchi easier to make.
  • A fork is the commonly for shaping the gnocchi but you can use a knife and other utensils in shaping the gnocchi. You can have fun making all sorts of pasta shapes.
  • You can use store-bought gnocchi if you don’t have enough time to make them by hand too.
  • You can use other types of potatoes like white potato, red potato, and even sweet potato.
  • You can add ground meat if you want meat in your pomodoro.
  • Try adding bacon or other toppings if you want extra richness or crunch.
  • You can add cheese in the pomodoro sauce for thicker and cheesier sauce.

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