Italian Lunch: 12 Delicious Gnocchi Recipes

Gnocchi are a super easy food to make and really convenient if you ever have leftover mash potatoes. Like most Italian foods, they are simple to prepare and can be made on a thousand different ways! Every chef gives the recipe their own touch and no two dishes are ever alike. Learn from the best as you take a look at these 12 delicious gnocchi recipes and cook the best Italian lunch!

1. Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi 

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Preparing mushrooms does require a skilled cook, but with Salt & Lavender‘s help you don’t need to worry. Once you make it for lunch, this creamy mushroom gnocchi will become the family’s favorite! The recipe also calls for spinach and we find it a great way to include some greens into your lunch!

2. Creamy Chicken Gnocchi 

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If you want a meal that is rich in protein and has a significant Italian flavor, you’ve found yourself a winner! Jo Cooks made gnocchi with chicken in a creamy sauce and added sun dried tomatoes that really define the flavor! The combination is simply flawless!

3. Shrimp Gnocchi 

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Those who love seafood will rejoice at this fantastic combination of gnocchi and shrimp! It’s such a lovely way to bring together the Italian love of carbs and Mediterranean taste for shrimp! Find the recipe at Damn Delicious and serve your best lunch yet!

4. Baked Gnocchi 

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When you’re craving pizza it seems that no other dish could even come close, but it just so happens that this baked gnocchi by Bowl of Delicious could almost fool you! They’re topped with mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil, their baked flavor closely resembling pizza Margherita!

5. Creamy Pesto Gnocchi 

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Gnocchi are the perfect food to make with creamy sauces. They carry it so well, soaking it in and highly enhancing the flavor. Love Bakes Good Cakes has the recipe for the creamiest, tastiest pesto that will turn your gnocchi into a true Italian specialty!

6. Garlic Parmesan Gnocchi 

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Italians are famous for their numerous and outstanding combinations of cheese and carbs, the two things that go together like milk and honey. Give your gnocchi a cheesy flavor with a recipe from Pumpkin N’ Spice that highlights the liberal use of parmesan in your home cuisine!

7. Gnocchi Soup 

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If you are yearning for some comfort food and want to eat something that will warm your stomach a little bit and won’t feel too heavy, Tornadough Alli‘s gnocchi soup is a great choice! You’ll get your dose of gnocchi, as well as keep the lunch light and comforting!

8. Spinach Gnocchi 

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We all know how healthy spinach is and yet a lot of people still avoid eating their greens! If you know how to prepare them, you’ll really love the flavor they give to a dish and your body will thank you for the healthy food. Follow the recipe at Life as a Strawberry and make a fantastic spinach gnocchi lunch!

9. Mac and Cheese Gnocchi 

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When you’re dreaming of mac and cheese but there are no macaroni to be found in your pantry, give gnocchi a try and you might be surprised by how well they pair with the classic cheesy sauce! It’s always good to give a new twist to old recipes, especially when you have Gimme Some Oven guiding you!

10. Tomato Sauce Gnocchi 

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If you absolutely love the classic tomato sauce, this recipe is for you! A lot of recipes use tomato sauce but don’t emphasize its flavor; it’s merely used as an ingredient to enhance a different taste. Baker by Nature put the tomato sauce in the front, paired  it with gnocchi and made it dominate the plate!

11. Vegetable Gnocchi 

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All aboard the veggie train! Lemon Tree Dwelling has a great recipe for the days when you just need to use up all the vegetables in your fridge and create something yummy out of them. It’s a lovely way to quickly create a balanced meal that is full of carbs and veggie fiber!

12. Pesto Gnocchi 

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The well-known pesto sauce is usually used with pasta, but you can easily substitute it for gnocchi! It will give the traditional recipe a totally new twist and you may even grow to love the pesto gnocchi more than the pasta! Get the recipe at This Savory Vegan!

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