Creamy Tomato Gnocchi with Burrata

Creamy tomato gnocchi with burrata, basil garnish, served in skillet

Creamy Tomato Gnocchi with Burrata is a delightful blend of tender potato gnocchi, velvety tomato cream sauce, creamy burrata cheese, and fresh basil, offering a harmonious balance of flavors and textures. Easy to prepare yet bursting with luxurious taste, it promises a memorable dining experience for any occasion.

Creamy Tomato Gnocchi with Burrata

Course: MainCuisine: American


Prep time


Cooking time




Total time





Creamy Tomato Gnocchi with Burrata: Dive into the luxurious fusion of tender potato gnocchi, creamy tomato sauce, and decadent burrata cheese. Fragrant garlic, sweet cherry tomatoes, and a hint of spice meld seamlessly in a rich, creamy base, elevated by velvety heavy cream. Tossed with fresh basil, this dish is a harmonious symphony of comforting flavors and textures. With the creamy burrata adding a delightful finish, it’s a perfect indulgence for any occasion.


  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves, peeled and lightly crushed

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes

  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)

  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

  • ½ tsp. freshly cracked black pepper

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 2 (16-oz. packages) potato gnocchi (I like DeLallo brand)

  • 2 (4-oz.) balls fresh burrata cheese

  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, sliced or torn


  • Start by bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Increase heat to medium and add cherry tomatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the tomatoes break down and become jammy, about 10 to 12 minutes. If the garlic starts to burn, reduce heat to medium-low. Season with red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and black pepper.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in heavy cream.
  • When the water comes to a boil, add gnocchi and cook according to package instructions until al dente. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water and drain the remaining water.
  • Transfer cooked gnocchi and reserved pasta water to the skillet with tomato sauce and toss continuously until the sauce is thickened and glossy, about 2 minutes. Stir in fresh basil, reserving some for garnish.
  • Break burrata balls into pieces and disperse evenly over the pasta. Remove skillet from heat and garnish with reserved basil.


  • keep in mind while preparing this dish is to ensure that the garlic doesn’t burn while cooking. It’s crucial to maintain the heat at a medium-low level to avoid any bitterness in the sauce. Additionally, feel free to adjust the level of red pepper flakes according to your spice preference

Equipment Needed for Creamy Tomato Gnocchi with Burrata Recipe:

  1. Large skillet
  2. Stock pot
  3. Wooden spoon or spatula
  4. Cooking knife
  5. Cutting board
  6. Colander or strainer

Frequently Asked Questions :

  1. Can I use dried gnocchi instead of fresh? Yes, you can substitute dried gnocchi for fresh in this recipe. Follow the cooking instructions on the package, and adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  2. What can I use if I don’t have burrata cheese? If burrata cheese is not available, you can substitute fresh mozzarella or even goat cheese for a similar creamy texture.
  3. Is it necessary to use cherry tomatoes, or can I use other types of tomatoes? Cherry tomatoes work best in this recipe due to their small size and sweetness, but you can substitute with grape tomatoes or diced Roma tomatoes if needed.
  4. Can I make this dish vegetarian? Absolutely! This recipe is vegetarian-friendly. Just ensure the gnocchi and any other ingredients you use are also vegetarian
  5. Can I freeze this dish? Yes, you can freeze the creamy tomato gnocchi (without the burrata) in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
  6. How spicy is this dish with the red pepper flakes? The red pepper flakes add a subtle heat to the dish. You can adjust the amount according to your preference or omit them entirely if you prefer a milder flavor.
  7. Can I use other herbs besides basil for garnish? Yes, feel free to experiment with other fresh herbs like parsley, chives, or oregano for garnish, depending on your taste preferences.

Here are some tips and tricks to enhance your experience with Creamy Tomato Gnocchi with Burrata :

  1. Opt for quality ingredients.
  2. Cook gnocchi until just tender.
  3. Save pasta water for adjusting sauce.
  4. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  5. Add fresh herbs before serving.
  6. Add burrata at the end, without heating.
  7. Customize with your favorite ingredients.
  8. Garnish creatively.
  9. Serve immediately for best taste.
  10. Consider doubling the recipe for leftovers

You Might Also Like

One Comment

  1. sausage green bean potato casserole

    […] in the ultimate comfort food experience. Packed with hearty kielbasa sausage, creamy potatoes, and crisp green beans, this casserole offers a satisfying meal perfect for cozy family […]

Leave a Reply