Creamy Buttery Tuscan Gnocchi Recipe

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Brandie Published: February 16, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Creamy Buttery Tuscan Gnocchi

This Tuscan gnocchi is an elegant comfort food that takes tender gnocchi and cooks them in a creamy sauce with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 2tbspbutter,or olive oil
  • 1brown shallot,(or 1 small onion), chopped
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1lbpotato gnocchi,(dry packaged gnocchi, not fresh),uncooked
  • ½cupjarred sun dried tomato strips in oil,(reserve 2 tsp of the jarred oil for cooking)
  • ½cupchicken broth
  • cupsheavy cream,(thickened cream or half andf half)
  • 1tspdried Italian herbs
  • salt & pepper,to taste
  • cupsfresh baby spinach
  • ½cupfresh parmesan cheese,grated
  • 2tbspfresh basil,or parsley, chopped


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt the butter and sauté shallots for about 2 minutes until transparent. Sauté garlic for about 30 seconds until fragrant.

  2. Add the gnocchi and let sear in the butter for a minute. Add the sun dried tomatoes and reserved oil. Cook for a further minute to release flavours into the gnocchi.

  3. Pour in the chicken broth, cream and Italian herbs. Scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together and reduce heat to medium. Cover pan with lid and let cook for 5 minutes.

  5. Stir in the spinach leaves and cook for about 1 minute until wilted.

  6. Stir through parmesan cheese and chopped basil. Let simmer for a further minute or until gnocchi is soft, cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

  7. Season with a little extra salt & pepper, if needed.

  8. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 816.58kcal
  • Fat: 66.66g
  • Saturated Fat: 26.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.01g
  • Fiber: 3.22g
  • Sugar: 4.64g
  • Protein: 14.84g
  • Cholesterol: 152.63mg
  • Sodium: 683.26mg
  • Calcium: 309.86mg
  • Potassium: 568.93mg
  • Iron: 2.89mg
  • Vitamin A: 424.02µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.85mg
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