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One of the best known Campania dishes in Italy and abroad are the gnocchi alla Sorrentina, prepared in many restaurants all around the world!
What makes this gnocchi dish so popular is its simplicity: Mediterranean flavors and genuineness mixed with easy preparation. Making gnocchi by hand will remind you of the Sundays spent at grandma's house learning all the secrets hidden behind the perfect consistency of those little potato and flour buds.
The gnocchi alla sorrentina are then covered in a creamy tomato and basil sauce, flavored with mozzarella and grated cheese—precisely the ingredients that will make the gnocchi even more enjoyable—creating a stringy effect after a very short passage in the oven. You can also try to make zucchini gnocchi as an alternative to the classic dough with potatoes.
Now let's prepare Gnocchi alla Sorrentina!
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina:
Preparation: 40 minutes - Cooking: 30-35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy - Portions: 4 persons - Cost: Low
Ingredients for Gnocchi alla Sorrentina
How to prepare Gnocchi alla Sorrentina
In a pan pour a drizzle of olive oil, a clove of peeled whole garlic and the tomato puree, salt to taste.
Flavor with the basil leaves, then cover with a lid and cook over medium-low heat for about 30 minutes.
Once the tomato sauce is ready, remove the garlic from and pour almost all the sauce into a very large bowl.
Boil the gnocchi by pouring them into the pan in at least 2-3 batches; they will have to cook for a few minutes.
Drain the gnocchi with the help of a skimmer as soon as they come to the surface and dip them gradually into the bowl with the tomato sauce.
Gently mix with a spoon and season on the top with a layer of diced mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheese.
After you put the cheese, bake the gnocchi in a static oven preheated to 475°F in broil mode for 5 minutes.
Serve them hot and enjoy this tasty and simple Italian recipe!