Gnocchi with Truffle: A Sensational Twist to a Beloved Dish

Pasta of all shapes and forms is loved by people worldwide. A classic part of the pasta family is Gnocchi, which recipe is just as simple and packed with flavor as the rest of its family! Paired with Truffle, you get an all-time favorite dish recipe!

Gnocchi with Truffle

Gnocchi with Truffle is a dish that combines the light and fluffy texture of potato gnocchi with the rich and earthy aroma of Truffle. This Italian classic has become increasingly popular in recent years and is now a staple on the menus of many high-end restaurants. 

Whether a seasoned chef or a cooking novice, you’ll love this mouth-watering dish’s delicate flavors and velvety texture. The article below tells you all about it; read on!

Gnocchi with Truffle explained

The words Gnocchi and Truffle can be confusing for people who are not frequent users of the two ingredients. To help you out, here’s a walkthrough to let you learn everything you need to know about these components!

Gnocchi is a product of potatoes, flour, and eggs and has a soft, pillow-like texture. Truffle is a fungus that grows underground and is popular because of its unique flavor and aroma. Gnocchi with Truffle is typically made by cooking the Gnocchi in salted water until tender and then tossing it with a simple truffle sauce made from butter, garlic, and truffle oil.

Gnocchi with Truffle is a rich and indulgent dish typically served as a main course. However, overindulgence may lead to health complications as the combination of pasta with a hearty sauce has a high fat count. However, you can enjoy it in moderate quantities with various steaks.

Homemade Gnocchi with Truffle

While it may seem like a very big deal to make yourself, Gnocchi with Truffle is a rather simple and almost effortless dish to make at home. Here’s a simple recipe to help you out:


– 1 lb. gnocchi

– 1-2 fresh truffles or 1-2 tablespoons of fresh truffle in oil

– 2 tablespoons butter

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1/2 cup heavy cream

– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

– Salt and pepper to taste


1. Cook the Gnocchi mushrooms in a pot of boiling water with salt for 2-3 minutes or until they float to the top. Drain and set aside.

2. If using fresh white truffles, clean them with a brush and a damp paper towel, to remove any dirt. Then, shave them into thin slices using a truffle slicer. If using white truffle oil or black truffle oil, skip this part.

3. Use a large pan over medium-high heat to melt butter. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.

4. Add the heavy cream and keep stirring occasionally until the mixture thickens about 3-4 minutes.

5. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir until it’s melted and well combined with the cream. You can use cream cheese if you add cream and some cream cheese if you like here as well.

6. Add the cooked Gnocchi to the skillet, add garlic, salt, and pepper, and toss until cook gnocchi is coated with the sauce.

7. If using fresh truffles, add them to the saucepan or skillet and gently toss with the truffle Gnocchi together. If using truffle oil, drizzle it over the truffle Gnocchi, and stir gently to combine.

8. Season using salt and black pepper to taste, and some olive oil, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

An alternative to fresh gnocchi is store-bought gnocchi. Cook the gnocchi according to package directions – bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add salt and the gnocchi, and cook for a few minutes until it floats to the surface. Drain and toss it with your desired sauce or toppings, stir constantly until the sauce is slightly thickened. Garnish with olive oil and Parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Calorie Count

Here’s a table for the calorie count for Gnocchi with Truffle:

IngredientsGnocchiTruffle OilButterGarlicHeavy CreamParmesan CheeseTotal
Quantity1 cup2 tablespoons2 tablespoons2 cloves½ cup½ cup
Table 1: Calorie count for gnocchi with truffle

Note that the health factor in terms of calorie count may vary based on the ingredients, quantities, and cooking method. This table is just an estimate and should only be used as a guide.

Gnocchi and Truffle – all the possibilities!

Gnocchi and black truffle are two ingredients with distinct flavors in various recipes. However, when paired up, these two personalities can work well in numerous ways, as listed below.

1. Gnocchi with Truffle Cream Sauce and Grilled Chicken: Serve your Gnocchi with a rich, creamy sauce, made of cream and black truffle and top with grilled chicken for a protein-packed meal.

2. Gnocchi with Truffle and Spinach: Add some fresh spinach to your gnocchi and black truffle sauce for a healthy and delicious meal packed with nutrients.

3. Gnocchi with Truffle and Sausage: In a sauce or pan over medium heat, brown some Italian sausage and mix it in with your truffle and gnocchi sauce for a hearty and satisfying meal.

4. Gnocchi with Truffle and Mushroom Sauce: Create a savory and flavorful sauce add gnocchi by combining truffle oil with sautéed mushrooms, garlic, pepper, and herbs. Top with some cheese and serve!

5. Gnocchi with Truffle and Roasted Vegetables: Roast some seasonal vegetables like carrots, zucchini, and sweet potatoes, and toss with your gnocchi and truffle oil for a healthy and flavorful meal. You can also splash some olive oil to make it even healthier!

6. Gnocchi with Truffle and Beef: Sear some beef strips and mix them in with your own homemade gnocchi and black truffle sauce for a decadent and filling meal.

What is the purpose of Parmesan cheese?

The cheese is best used to top various food items as a garnish and is useful in thickening any sauce to give it a warm creamy texture. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, and high in protein. It, therefore, shows up in various dishes of a large number of cuisines.


Here are some frequently asked questions about Gnocchi with Truffle, along with their answers:

Q: Can I Use Fresh Truffles Instead of Truffle Oil?

A: You can use fresh truffles instead of truffle oil if you can access them. Shave the truffles thinly and add them to the sauce, or use a truffle shaver to create thin slices of Truffle to garnish.

Q: Is Gnocchi with Truffle Healthy?

A: While Gnocchi with Truffle is a delicious and indulgent menu item, it could be healthier. The cuisine is high in carbohydrates and fat, so it should be eaten in moderation to keep a balanced diet.


If you’re a fan of rich, savory flavors, then you’ll love Gnocchi with Truffle. This delicious dish featuring soft potato dumplings coated in a decadent truffle sauce will tantalize your taste buds.

With its simple yet hearty ingredients, Gnocchi with Truffle is the perfect meal for those looking to indulge in something special without spending hours in the kitchen. Served as a main course or a side, this course will impress your guests with its unique and luxurious flavors!

Andrea Arthur