Butter and sage gnocchi – Gnocchi al burro e salvia

Simple, surprisingly tasty and easy to make. You can’t go wrong with this one. When I prepare gnocchi I usually serve them with different sauces and I always start with this one because of its delicate flavor, followed by tomato sauce, Bolognese sauce and pesto.


Basic potato gnocchi recipe
fresh sage
fresh ground Parmesan


1. Boil the gnocchi as directed in the basic gnocchi recipe.
2. In the meantime warm a tablespoon of butter per serving in a skillet with a few fresh sage leaves.
3. Be careful not to burn the butter.
4. When the gnocchi are ready drain them well with a slotted spoon and place in a colander to loose the excess water.
5. Quickly place them in a serving bowl, add the melted butter and mix well. Sprinkle the gnocchi with fresh Parmesan cheese and serve.


This simple method is a favorite for many. If you have fresh sage on hand it is a must.

2 Responses to “Butter and sage gnocchi – Gnocchi al burro e salvia”

  1. Carnival in Verona: Venerdì Gnocolar : Not Only Pizza said:

    […] lunch at my parents’ house. They prepared  homemade gnocchi flavored with different sauces: gnocchi with butter and sage, tomato sauce, pesto and bolognese sauce not to mention the sweets. My mom prepared my favorite […]

  2. Melissa said:

    Someone pointed me to your blog on food52.com. I lived in Italy last year, in Perugia, and Gnocchi with butter and sage was my favorite dish of all the wonderful things I tried. I’ve missed it so! I’m going to try this. Thanks for this website, I will probably cook my way through everything in hopes of remembering my time in Italy.

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