Gnocchi with Goat Cheese, Grape Tomatoes and Basil

by Erin

As I mentioned yesterday, I have a decent amount of basil needing a purpose. To begin my basil quest, I searched through my recipe folder and the most recently saved was this dish by Jenna from Eat, Live, Run. Good enough for me!

This is such a quick and satisfying recipe. Who knew just a few ingredients and a couple of steps could put something like this on your plate? The gnocchi cooks so fast, and then all you do is mix in the rest of the ingredients and poof! Instant happy belly. Definitely a basil success.


1 package pre-made gnocchi

5 oz goat cheese

1/2 cup cooking water leftover from boiling gnocchi

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup torn basil leaves


  1. Cook gnocchi in boiling salted water for a couple minutes until all the gnocchi float. Drain and save 1/2 cup water.
  2. Transfer the hot gnocchi to a large bowl, add goat cheese, cooking water, cherry tomatoes and basil. Mix well so cheese melts.
  3. Season with a little black pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Source: Eat, Live Run

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 17, 2011 - 8:49 pm

I am not a fan of goat cheese, but my husband would absolutely love this recipe. He loves goat cheese and he loves gnocchi! I will have to save this for him!

Cassie (Bake Your Day) August 17, 2011 - 6:30 pm

This sounds like an awesome combination. I love gnocchi and the texture would be awesome with the goat cheese, lookign forward to trying this!

Kelly August 17, 2011 - 12:31 pm

What a delicious recipe, this looks fantastic!! :)

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray August 16, 2011 - 9:32 pm

Mmm, this looks like a comfort dinner that’s right up my alley. And that photo’s fantastic!

Tracey August 16, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Yum, yum, yum!! I didn’t know they sold gnocchi pre-made at the grocery store, I need to check for it next time I’m there. I tried to make it once a few years ago and it didn’t exactly go well :) I’m due for another attempt one of these days…

spiffycookie August 16, 2011 - 4:17 pm

I actually buy mine from a little Italian grocery in Memphis (Valenza) that flash freezes freshly made gnocchi and other pastas and things. They are sooo much better than the vacuum packed ones! (found in the regular pasta aisle at most grocery stores)

Danielle @ Runs With Spatulas August 16, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Mmmm goat cheese. I also have a ton of basil I need to use up. Looks like something tasty is in my future! :)

spiffycookie August 16, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Good fortune for sure.


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