Creamy Tomato Gnocchi is an easy dinner recipe that's full of flavorful ingredients like pancetta, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, basil, and so much more! It's an easy, creamy, and comforting gnocchi dinner ready in about 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 25minutes
3ozsun-dried tomatoes in oilmost of oil drained off
1lbuncooked potato gnocchi
2/3cupheavy whipping cream
1/2tspcrushed red peppers flakesmore or less to taste
1/2tspcoarse salt or sea salt more or less to taste
Make sure to gather, measure, slice, dice, and mince all of your ingredients first because this is a pretty fast going recipe.
Preheat a large cooking pan over medium heat. (Note: use non-stick pan if you are using gnocchi that is more delicate, like refrigerated or homemade.)
Add oil to the pan and let it heat through for a few seconds.
Add pancetta to the pan and let it sauté until the fat is about half way rendered. Stir in shallots and sauté for a couple of minutes, until onion is softened.
Stir in minced garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. Cook until pancetta and onions are completely cooked, and golden brown. Take it out of the pan and set aside. Discard most of the fat that rendered off of the pancetta. Leave just a couple of tablespoons to sear gnocchi.
Add the couple of tablespoons of fats from cooking pancetta and veggies into the pan and add gnocchi. Let gnocchi sear for a 2-3 of minutes, tossing them a couple of times.
Move gnocchi to the side and add diced tomatoes. let tomatoes start to cook for about a minutes and then, add the pancetta and onion mixture back into the pan. Very gently stir everything together.
Add in chicken stock, seasonings, and heavy whipping cream. Gently stir everything together and bring to a gentle simmer. Lower the heat to low and cook for just a couple of minutes.
Gently stir in grated parmesan cheese and basil. Cook just a few seconds to a minute for the cheese to incorporate into the sauce and take off heat.