Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina
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Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina

Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina in rich tomato sauce is a classic Italian staple made in your own kitchen.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb potato gnocchi
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella ball
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet pan add a splash of extra virgin olive oil and garlic cloves crushed witha a back of the knife so that can release more flavor and infuse the oil.
  • Give a quick stir. Add tomato passata. Let simmer on low heat until slightly reduced.
  • In the meantime bring water to boil and cook gnocchi until they float to the top.
  • Remove garlic cloves from tomato sauce. Add fresh torn in large pieces basil leaves.
  • Cut Mozzarella cheese in cubes

Quick Version: Toss in a pan

  • Add gnocchi to tomato sauce in the pan. Top with Mozzarella cubes.
    Give a gentle stir until mozzarella starts to melt.
    Grate over some Parmesan cheese. Serve.

Classic Version: Bake in the oven

  • Mix gnocchi with tomato sauce. Transfer to oven-safe soup bowls, add Mozzarella cheese in cubes.
    Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
    Bake in a preheated to 375F oven for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately topped with more Parmesan and garnished with fresh basil.