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Gnocchi in a vodka cream sauce with tomatoes and basil. This gnocchi alla vodka recipe is ready in about 20 minutes! A delicious weeknight dinner.

One Pan Gnocchi alla Vodka

This vegetarian one pan gnocchi alla vodka recipe is really easy and ready in about 20 minutes! It's simple, delicious, and comforting.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword gnocchi alla vodka
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Natasha Bull


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion chopped finely
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 (14 fluid ounce) can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 2 dashes Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 pound uncooked potato gnocchi 
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Handful fresh basil sliced thinly
  • Salt & pepper to taste 


  1. Add the olive oil and onion into a deep skillet over medium-high heat and sauté for 5-7 minutes (ok if the onion lightly browns).
  2. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for about 30 seconds. 
  3. Add the tomatoes and vodka and let it simmer for about a minute. 
  4. Stir in the Italian seasoning, half-and-half, and gnocchi. Give it a good stir, then reduce the heat to medium. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the parmesan and basil. Season with salt & pepper as needed (I was fairly generous with the salt in this recipe) and cook for a couple more minutes to ensure the gnocchi is fully cooked through. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • The gnocchi will cook right in the sauce - no need to pre-cook it.
  • This dish makes great leftovers.