Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi with tomato sauce on the plate

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I am glad that you found me, so I am happy to present you my recipe for Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce. A fast cooked food that everyone likes.

Gnocchi are great! They can be combined as flexibly as any pasta and provide culinary pleasure. The best thing is, they are made from potatoes and can also be gluten-free.

Gnocchi combine especially well with vegetables, as shown here with tomatoes and zucchini. This is healthy and a contribution to leave a green footprint in the world.

Have fun cooking and enjoy it!

Gnocchi with sage butter
Gnocchi with butter and sage arranged on the plate.
Gnocchi with butter and sageI will show you this recipe in another post.© Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

1. The Preparation of the Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce
Prepare tomato sauce from fresh, aromatic small vine tomatoes in the pan.
Prepare tomato sauce from fresh aromatic small vine tomatoes in the pan.

I prefer to prepare my tomato sauce from the ripe and tasty vine tomatoes that I buy directly in the Italian shop.

For the real Italian touch I roast garlic in olive oil and add some wine, broth and tomato paste. Then add the tomatoes, wonderful

Always prepare the sauce first. The sauce is waiting for the gnocchi!

2. Cook Gnocchi

I have already published the step by step instructions elsewhere: Have a look at Making Gnocchi yourself. Try it out, it’s easy and fast!

Shape the gnocchi with a fork
Homemade Italian cams: Di.e Gabel makes the typical pattern here
Gnocchi basic recipebrings homemade dumplings into your kitchen. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

The fast way to gnocchi happiness: Buy fresh gnocchi from the supermarket’s refrigerated shelf of your choice and prepare them according to the instructions.

3. Vegetable Supplement

I like to use zucchini in this dish. That’s why I’ll tell you my cooking secret for the perfect zucchini preparation in the sauce:

  1. I quarter the zucchini and gut it. This way there are no bitter substances left.
  2. Then I cut my quarters into strips again and then cut the courgettes into evenly sized cubes.
  3. I fry the courgette cubes in olive oil before preparing the tomato sauce and put them aside after frying.
  4. When the cooked gnocchi join the tomato sauce, the fried zucchini cubes are added to the finished tomato sauce.

4. Recipe Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi pan with tomato sauce. Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2 Persons
Calories 538
Total Time 50 Min.
Cook your own gnocchi with tomato sauce quickly and easily, this recipe shows you step by step with photos and cooking tips from chef Thomas Sixt.

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Gnocchi with tomato sauce on the plate


Preparation Time

30 Min.

Cook Time

20 Min.


Gnocchi basics

500 g floury potatoes (z.B. Ackersegen or Bintje)
150 g Flour (This is also available gluten-free.)
1 pc egg
3 pinches Salt
3 pinches nutmeg


2 pc small or medium sized zucchini (gourgettes)
1 tbs oliv oil


15-20 pc small tomatoes
1 tbs oliv oil
2 cloves fresh garlic (I like to use young garlic)
50 g tomato paste
60 ml white wine
60 ml Vegetable broth
1 tsp majoram
1 tsp brown sugar
2 pinches Salt
2 pinches Pepper
1/2 bunch fresh parsley


50 g grated parmesan


Zucchini prepare

Zucchini cubes in the pan
Fry the zucchini cut into cubes in the pan.

Wash the zucchini and cut the ends. Cut the courgettes in quarters. Cut out the inside with the seeds with a knife.

Cut the courgette quarters into strips again twice lengthwise. Cut the zucchini cubes off the strips.

Add oil to the pan and heat. Roast the zucchini cubes in the hot pan, lift them out of the pan and put them aside.

Tomato sauce prepare

Roast the garlic in the pan
Fry the garlic in the pan.

Heat oil in a frying pan and add chopped fresh garlic and fry.

Prepare the tomato sauce in the pan

Add the fresh vine tomatoes to the pan. Add the tomato paste. Deglaze with white wine and stock. Season with marjoram, sugar, salt and pepper.

Tomato sauce
Prepare tomato sauce from fresh, aromatic small vine tomatoes in the pan.

Lightly mash the tomatoes in the pan.

Finish cooking the tomato sauce
Tomato sauce made from fresh tomatoes in the pan.

Finish cooking the tomato sauce in the pan for a good 10 minutes.

Cooking Gnocchi

Uncooked gnocchi
Fresh gnocchi on the board.

Cook the gnocchi in plenty of salted water in a large pot for 2-3 minutes. When the gnocchi float on the surface of the water, they are cooked.

Dressing and serving

Finely chopped parsley
Freshly cut parsley on a wooden cutting board.

Cut fresh parsley finely and add to the dish.

Gnocchi and zucchini in tomato sauce

Add the cooked gnocchi and the fried zucchini cubes to the tomato sauce and fold in.

Grated parmesan
Freshly grated parmesan is the ideal companion.

Finely grate the parmesan.

Gnocchi with tomato sauce on the plate

Place the gnocchi in tomato sauce with zucchini on the preheated plate. Decently sprinkle grated parmesan over it.

Enjoy your meal!

5. Calories and Nutritional Values

6. Further, suitable Cooking Ideas

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