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Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce
A fabulous dish for special occasions

Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce

Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce is a fabulous idea for special occasions and date night. This recipe calls for five ingredients and it's quick and simple.

Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce
If you're in search of a fantastic meal for a special occasion such as a date night, Mother's Day, or Valentine's Day, look no further. This incredibly delicious recipe for Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce is made with just five ingredients and boasts a rich truffle flavor, making it perfect for truffle enthusiasts. You can make it with homemade gnocchi if you have the time, or simply use your favorite potato gnocchi from the store. The sauce is creamy and luscious, and it doesn't require any cream - just Tartufata and Parmesan cheese will do the trick.

Magnificent Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce

Simple, beginner-friendly, flavorful, and good-looking. Yes, this gnocchi recipe is bound to impress, and these are the main reasons why we like it so much: 

  • very aromatic, creamy without adding cream, and flavorful
  • a quick, 15-minute recipe, perfect for beginner cooks
  • five ingredients are needed only
  • great for date nights, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or other special occasions

Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce

Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce

Essential ingredients

For this simple recipe, we will need five ingredients. The next couple of lines describe the ingredients, and the whole recipe is below.

Parmesan—Use Parmesan cheese in a block. Shredded parmesan cheese won't work for this sauce, as it's too dry and wouldn't have the same texture.

Tartufata - we used our favorite Zigante tartufata in this recipe. It's available in Slovenia and Croatia. 

Gnocchi - if you're feeling adventurous and have enough time, we encourage you to make your own 2-ingredient gnocchi. They are simple and delicious, and you'll have full control over their taste and texture. If not, don't worry, just buy your favorite potato gnocchi and cook them al dente. Make sure not to overcook them as we will add them to a hot sauce where they will continue to cook.

Butter - adds that buttery flavor that always elevates the food.

Truffle cheese—for those who want to take the flavor to the next level, this is your chance. It's optional, but it adds so much flavor and allows you to customize the dish to your liking.

Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce

Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce


Serve the Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce fresh. This recipe takes about 15 minutes to make (if you're using store-bought gnocchi), so it's always best to make it fresh and serve it warm.

How to make Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce at home (video)

Check this quick video to master making Gnocchi with Tartufata Sauce at home.



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Lets get cooking!

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  • tartufata and parmesan cheese

    Finely grate the fresh parmesan into a small bowl. Add the Tartufata sauce and stir to combine, then set aside.

  • gnocchi

    First, prepare the gnocchi. You can make them at home or buy your favorite in-store. Cook according to the package instructions. When the gnocchi are cooked al dente, drain them, but save about 300ml (1 1/4 cups) of water beforehand.

  • gnocchi with tartufata

    Add 125ml (1/2 cup) of reserved cooking water to the Tartufata mixture and stir to combine. Place a pan over medium-high heat and add the butter. Add the gnocchi and 125ml (1/2 cup) reserved cooking water when the butter melts. Increase the heat to high and cook for a minute or until the liquid thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in the Tartufata mixture. Toss to combine, then place back over low heat. While stirring, cook for a minute for the sauce to thicken. If needed, add the rest of the cooking water.

  • serve

    Divide the Gnocchi with Tartufata between four plates. Sprinkle with chopped chives and, optionally, grated Truffle cheese. Serve warm.


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