Gnocchi with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

by Erin

I love gnocchi dishes and after reading about how this one in particular made sea-food eaters at dinner jealous, I knew I had to try it (being a fellow non-seafood fan). I have had sun-dried tomato alfredo sauces many times, but I think this was my first experience adding roasted red peppers. And let me just tell you that every last drop of this sauce was devoured, I made sure of it. There was no way I was allowing any of that deliciousness go to waste. And even though I went ahead and used a homemade lighter alfredo sauce recipe instead of jarred, it was still quick to throw together. Next time I might even add some chicken.

Stay turned because tomorrow I am guest posting on Lemon Sugar – the very place this recipe originated!

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Serves 4


1 package fresh gnocchi

2 cups Alfredo sauce (jarred or homemade)

1-14 oz. can petite diced tomatoes

1/3 cup chopped roasted red pepper

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup white wine

Pinch of salt

2 Tbsp fresh chopped basil, plus more for garnish

1/2 cup grated Parmagiano-reggiano cheese, plus more for garnish


  1. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine alfredo sauce, salt and wine.  Stir until combined, and barely simmering.
  2. Add heavy cream, tomatoes and roasted red pepper and stir to combine.  Bring to a light simmer and remove from heat.
  3. Stir in grated cheese and fresh basil.  Set aside and prepare gnocchi according to package directions.  Drain gnocchi and stir into prepared sauce.
  4. Garnish with more grated cheese and fresh basil.  Serve.

Source: Lemon Sugar

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Rina@Itheecook April 24, 2012 - 6:22 am

Oh how delicious is this? I love gnocchi!

Baker Street April 20, 2012 - 5:44 am

I’m a big fan of gnocchi but never really made it from scratch. I love how creamy and full of flavor this dish is.

Vicki @ WITK April 19, 2012 - 8:37 pm

I love gnocchi but never make it myself! I am a huge fan of alfredo however, so I might just have to add this to my to make list :)

spiffycookie April 19, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Maybe you should add homemade gnocchi to your “why bother?: list!

Vicki @WITK April 20, 2012 - 5:43 am

Actually it is on my WB list! I think it’s coming up in a few months, summer maybe? Should be fun!

Tracy April 19, 2012 - 12:05 pm

This looks amazing; I love gnocchi and I definitely want to try your alfredo sauce recipe! Yum!

Emily @ Life on Food April 19, 2012 - 7:12 am

I don’t have much experience with gnocchi. I order sometimes at restaurants but have never made it at home. Trader Joe’s has a sweet potato one that I have fallen in love with so I am going to be looking to make some soon. Great recipe.

Lacy @ NYCityEats April 18, 2012 - 9:11 pm

OMG this just sounds so amazing. I love those sauces where you could drink it right out of the pot. Love the addition of roasted peppers…mmm so drooling over here! YUM!

Janet@FCTC April 18, 2012 - 7:01 pm

Oh, I loveeeeee gnocchi and the sauce for this sounds wonderful, Erin! I have a package of gnocchi in the freezer that is now begging me to make them with this sauce :-D

Sansuley @ Obviously Cheddar April 18, 2012 - 6:38 pm

This sounds great. I may have to reconsider doing a meatlessmeal once a week and this may be the first read to break the ice!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 18, 2012 - 5:56 pm

Oh yum! I haven’t had gnocchi in forever! I love it, but for some strange reason my family doesn’t? I guess I’ll just have to make it for myself! :)

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts April 18, 2012 - 2:51 pm

This looks wonderful. So full of flavor, creamy, and delicious!

Jennie @themessybakerblog April 18, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Mmmm, this looks tasty. I love red pepper cream sauce. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey April 18, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Wow, that looks super creamy and delicious! I’m not a huge red pepper fan, but I have used them in sauces and enjoyed them. And with gnocchi, well you can’t go wrong :)


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