Sage Butter Gnocchi Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

This Sage Butter Gnocchi is one delectable dinner. The sauce just makes it so elegant!

I think you have heard me talk about gnocchi before, am I right? Yes, of course, because it is a classic Italian potato dumpling that only takes a few minutes to cook!

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If you are a gnocchi fan, like me, you are going to love this hearty comforting gnocchi with butter and sage.

Gnocchi happens to be one of our go-to meals on a weekly basis when we need to get dinner on the table quickly.

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You will find that most brands of gnocchi that you buy will only take a few minutes to cook, which is something you can’t beat!

What is Gnocchi?

Gnocchi is a type of Italian dumpling that is typically made with potatoes and flour, sometimes also with eggs.

When we make it at home it takes maybe an hour from start to finish, so buying it definitely saves us some time on busy weeknights.

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What Kind of Sauce Goes with Gnocchi?

When I am in a hurry I always go with butter and any herb I have available.

More times than none, I go with sage. Butter and sage compliment the earthy, hearty flavor of the gnocchi, so it’s always a safe choice. Adding a little grated cheese is always a plus!

Top it with a homemade ragù sauce (sometimes referred to as bolognese in certain parts of Italy.

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How To Make Sage Butter Gnocchi

The first thing you want to do is get your water boiling for the gnocchi. That is what will take the longest.

The sauce and the cooking of the gnocchi will happen quickly, so getting the water boiling is the first step.

When making any kind of dish I try to minimize the amount of pots and pans I use, but this time around I definitely need to use two.

File 1 - Sage Butter Gnocchi

One for the gnocchi and one for the sauce. For the sauce, you are just going to melt a lot of butter, trust me, it’s worth it.

Then add your garlic and fresh sage. I have used dried sage before, but the flavor is definitely not the same.

Once the gnocchi is done, add it to your butter sauce and top with cheese! Simple and easy! If you are looking for more easy dinner ideas check out this cheesy tomato pasta bake or this bucatini with tomatoes pasta!

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Sage Butter Gnocchi Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 17 ounces Potato Gnocchi, (1 package)
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 8 leaves ofs Fresh Sage


  1. In a medium pot add water and salt. Cook gnocchi according to package, about 3 minutes.
  2. While it cooks, add butter to a saute pan. Melt for 1 minute. Add in garlic and sage. Melt until golden brown, about 3 more minutes.
  3. Add cooked gnocchi. Stir.
  4. Top with cheese.
  5. Serve warm and ENJOY!


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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 122
Calories 266

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 345mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

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Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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