Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Recipe


This Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Recipe showcases a traditional dish from Sorrento, Italy, known for its comforting blend of potato gnocchi, rich tomato sauce, and melted mozzarella cheese. Topped with fresh basil, this recipe offers a taste of the Mediterranean that is both hearty and heartwarming. It’s perfect for those who appreciate simple ingredients transformed into something truly special.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Serving: 4


  • 1 pound (450g) potato gnocchi
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, diced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Cook Gnocchi:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add gnocchi and cook until they float to the surface, about 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare Sauce:
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the marinara sauce and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine Gnocchi and Sauce:
    • Add the drained gnocchi to the skillet with the marinara sauce. Stir gently to coat the gnocchi in the sauce.
  4. Add Cheese and Bake:
    • Transfer the gnocchi and sauce to a baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with diced mozzarella and grated Parmesan.
    • Place under a broiler for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  5. Garnish and Serve:
    • Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh basil leaves. Serve immediately.


  • For best results, use high-quality marinara sauce or make your own from scratch with ripe tomatoes, garlic, and herbs.
  • This dish can be pre-assembled up to a day ahead and baked just before serving, making it perfect for entertaining.

Nutritional Information per Serving (Based on USDA Guidelines):

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 900mg
  • Sugars: 4g

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