Am I more impatient or lazy? I may be both to the same extent. Not the best qualities a food blogger should brag about, I know. Take this recipe, for example: one of the most popular Italian dishes with all ingredient tossed in just one skillet in order not to boil and drain the dumpling. Luckily I’ve also developed a sort of helpful instinct when it comes to food. May be nose or intuition, or just a little experience that magic that allows me to imagine the outcome (like now that my macaroons are cooking beautifully in the oven and I know it’s going to be a triumphant disaster).

This recipe originates with the only purpose to satisfy my hunger, Β quickly and effectively. Blogging about it was only in the back of my mind (sure, I still took pictures! If you know what it means being a food blogger you also know we all got a mental disorder consisting of taking shots of food). Anyhow, I decided to share this simple recipe with you because I want to convey THIS important message: ” you can cook gnocchi in lots of tomato sauce without boiling them first”. Oh, I also want to tell you that sometimes impatience can lead to good things (…if you know what you’re doing).

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Quick Skillet Gnocchi


  • 1 package pre-made gnocchi
  • 1 can tomato peeled
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan
  • 3 tablespoon goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh cherry tomatoes


  • Chop the cherry tomatoes. Heat a thin layer of olive oil in a frying pan, add the garlic thinly cut. After a couple of minutes add the fresh tomatoes and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add one can of tomatoes, stir and season with salt. Cook for 5 minutes more.
  • Put the gnocchi in the pan. Drizzle over a the goat cheese and stir until the cheese is melted.
  • Gnocchi must be completely covered in sauce. Let them cook for 6-8 minutes. Finish with oregano and a sprinkling of finely grated parmesan.

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  1. Thank you very much, your Skillet Gnocchi in Rich Tomato and Goat Cheese Sauce Recipe was very tasty. Your recipe is very easy to follow. Certainly I will share this relationship with my relatives. My family will enjoy it Thanks

  2. This recipe looks wonderful. I’m just wondering what size can of tomatoes you used.

  3. Just FYI you didn’t specify the use of garlic or the size of the can of tomatoes needed in your ingredient list.

  4. I absolutely love gnocchi and it’s always the dish I order if it’s on the menu! Last time I was in Italy I bought Semola so I can make my own gnocchi, but everything on the bag is in italian so I’m still confused as to what to do haha! πŸ™‚ Your gnocchi looks amazing!