Tomato Basil Gnocchi with Fresh Mozzarella Recipe

The first time I ever had real gnocchi was during my day trip with Mud Baron in LA. The little potato dumplings were smothered in a white cream sauce. I crave this meal year-round but mostly when I smell basil. Fresh homegrown basil is the best in this recipe. In this post, I share my Tomato Basil Gnocchi with Fresh Mozzarella Recipe.

Cheese Tomato-Basil Gnocchi With Fresh Mozzarella

In this recipe, it is about using what you have on hand.  I do a lot of ‘on hand’ cooking using what I have growing in my home greenhouse or containers.  If you are not a huge fan of Prosciutto smokie flavor you can omit or use half of the recommended ingredient.  I hope you like this recipe enough to try your hand at making your own Gnocchi and maybe even growing your own herbs and tomatoes for this dish.

Tomato Basil Gnocchi with Fresh Mozzarella Recipe


  • 16 oz of mini potato Gnocchi
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 5 slices of Prosciutto (diced up)
  • 1 cup of Alfredo sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup of fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • parsley chopped fresh


  1. Prepare Gnocchi as directed on package or make from scratch
  2. In saute pan heat oil to brown Prosciutto
  3. Once Prosciutto is brown add sauce and prepared Gnocchi - stirring gently
  4. Add mozzarella slices to the pan - letting it melt with lid on and heat off.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
  6. Cut fresh parsley and add to the dish when serving. (basil taste amazing too!)

Inspired by a recipe on the Delallo Brand Italian Gourmet products.

Images From The Kitchen

Below are some of my favorite images from preparing this meal. Step by step photos to create this EASY gnocchi recipe. These are from my Flickr Pro AccountFlickr Pro Account.  I hope you subscribe and engage with me if you are a member of that photo network.

Tomato Basil Gnocchi with Fresh Mozzarella Recipe

What is Gnocchi

Gnocchi Recipe

Gnocchi – say that a few times! This is small dumplings made from potato, semolina, or flour, usually served with a sauce for Italian meals.  I hope to learn how to make my own from scratch just for fun.

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I am excited to connect with you and hear what you think about the recipe.  Be sure to comment below and share your favorite garden fresh Italian theme meals.

Happy Cooking it up,

Bren Haas

Bren Haas

Bren Haas

Bren Haas is the creator of GardenChat which is the first online gardening social community using social media. Her website features gardening tips and tricks, recipes, travel ideas, product reviews, and social media how-to help from her personal and unique experiences.

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