Caprese Gnocchi

gnocchi with caprese ingredients
Gnocchi with caprese ingredients
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For the dough
½ lb (about 2 medium russet) Potatoes scrubbed clean
2 large Egg yolks
½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
⅔ cup All-purpose flour plus more for incorporating if needed and dusting
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Black pepper cracked
For the caprese:
2 ½ tbsp Unsalted butter grass-fed
16 oz Cherry tomatoes
8 oz Burrata cheese
Parmesan cheese grated , to taste
Basil fresh leaves , to taste

Nutritional information

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Caprese Gnocchi


This Caprese Gnocchi is such a great Italian dish. Who doesn’t love caprese right? The combination of tomato, basil and fresh cheese is unbeatable. It’s so fresh and delicious – I am transported to Italy immediately once I taste it. In this recipe I swap the traditional mozzarella for burrata which has an outer shell that resembles mozzarella, while the inside has a creamy, soft texture.

To make this, start by preparing the gnocchi in the traditional Italian way. Once the gnocchi pieces are made, cook them in a large pan of salted boiling water. Meanwhile sauté cherry tomatoes in butter and add the gnocchi pieces and grated parmesan cheese. To serve, place the gnocchi and tomatoes on a serving platter and top with burrata cheese and fresh basil leaves. Unbeatable! 

Ingridiens for Caprese Gnocchi

To make my Caprese Gnocchi, you will need the following ingredients:

Steps to make Caprese Gnocchi


Heat the oven and prepare potatoes


Preheat the oven to 400 °F and prick holes in the skin of two potatoes.


Bake the potatoes


Place the potatoes on the center rack of the oven. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes until the potatoes are cooked. Once cooked, remove the potatoes from the oven and leave to cool.


Peel and rice the potatoes


Peel the potatoes. Using a ricer, rice them onto a clean work surface.


Make a well


Make a well in the center of the riced potato. Place 2 egg yolks, ½ a cup of grated cheese, salt, pepper, and ½ of the flour into the well. Sprinkle the remaining flour over the pile.


Bring dough together


Beat the egg mixture in the well with a fork. As you mix it, bring in more and more of the potato and flour from the sides. into the mixture and you mix. Once an uneven dough forms, use your hands to gently knead the dough to make a smooth ball. Add more flour if needed and make sure not to overwork the dough.


Add remaining gnocchi ingredients


Dust a work surface lightly with flour. Divide the dough ball into 8 even pieces. Cover all but one of the pieces with a damp kitchen towel. Roll the reserved piece into an 18 inch long string (about ½ an inch thick) and cut it into 20 equal pieces of gnocchi. Press down on each one down with a fork to leave indents. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.


Chill the gnocchi


Place the gnocchi onto two lightly floured baking sheets, lined with parchment paper. Cover the baking sheets with damp paper towels or a kitchen towel and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.


Cook the gnocchi


Cook the gnocchi in batches in salted boiling water. Remove them as soon as they float to the top.


Cook the tomatoes


Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for about 4 minutes until the skin begins to blister. Season with salt and pepper.


Add the gnocchi


Add the gnocchi to the skillet and toss well with the tomatoes. Season again to taste. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes. Grate Parmesan cheese over the gnocchi and stir well to combine.



Place the gnocchi and tomatoes on a serving platter or on individual plates or bowls. Top the gnocchi with burrata and more grated Parmesan. Tear fresh basil leaves over the top and enjoy!

This Caprese Gnocchi dish has all the ingredients of caprese - you won’t be able to resist this classic Italian flavor combination. Try making this dish soon and don’t forget to come back and leave a review!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 13
Siena Fante

Obsessed with the flavors in this, just the right amount of spice and not too dry or juicy I even added a bit of ground beef to the dish too.

Britney Foy

Loving the caprese gnocchi 5 stars all the way, took one bite and just knew it was meant to be.

Taraji Benin

Me and my fiance devoured this in minutes it was sooo yummy thx for sharing.

Mayra Hosking

Delicious though I swapped out a few things, parmesan cheese for normal chedder and mozzarella and also cherry tomatos for sundried instead :)

Leona Eghbali

Needed a bit more salt but other than that it was yummy, thanks.

Tori Kackman

Not too happy with it sadly I think I liked the shrimp scampi gnocchi more but this was a favorite of my moms.

Amora Porowski

Made me hungry just looking at it can't wait to try it out today!

Adela Tomchak

Not only great looking but tasty too, best thing so far on this website but still searching.

Brisa Maceyko

Tastiest gnocchi dish out there, perfect for lunch, dinner or brunch, it's crunchy and juicy at the same time, perfect.

Jazlynn Mhoon

Takes a long time to make this but it's actually quite good just hope to find a way to shorten the time eventually.

Evalynn Subramani

Another perfected recipe by Jelena, can't get enough of her dishes they are all affordable and delicious.

Samiya Alires

Will be making this again super soon, it's mouthwatering!


Yummy! Yummy!

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