Great gnocchi are ethereally light, but these airy pillows are at their most delicious when napped with earthy or rich sauces. Brown butter and sage is classic; try sautéing breadcrumbs and gnocchi in butter and finishing with a sprinkle of Parmesan, or pairing sage with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice, and pecorino. Meyer lemon gnocchi, with lemon in the gnocchi themselves and in the accompanying butter sauce, is the go-to recipe for a couple of hounds.

Others like a tomato cream sauce, Gorgonzola and walnuts, or duxelles with pancetta or prosciutto. As an alternative to potato gnocchi, some are fans of ricotta gnocchi. For a very special dish, try truffled gnocchi with peas and chanterelles, which capeanne calls “truly addictive.”

Also check out CHOW’s Chestnut Gnocchi with Robiola Cheese Sauce.

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