If you can use only one word to describe Italian cuisine, one of the best words that you can pick out is variety. If you can name an Italian recipe, there’s a good chance that there are dozens of variations of it! Whether they change a single ingredient or most of the makeup of the recipe, there are plenty of ways to mix and match recipes. Gnocchetti Sorrentina is a unique spin on a classic potato pasta dish. We break down everything you need to know about this recipe below!
If the second word in the recipe sounds familiar to you, that’s because it should! If you’ve ever been to Italy before, you’ll likely know of the area of Sorrento, an area close to Naples and the country’s southwestern course. This recipe is one of the older ones to come out of Italy, as recorded uses of this recipe date as far back as the 16th century! After achieving fame in Sorrento, the dish spread to other parts of Italy and eventually most of the world. It’s a popular dish!
What Are The Ingredients?
Gnocchetti Sorrentina is very similar to a margarita pizza if you look closely! The ingredients of this recipe are roughly the same. Gnocchi is obviously the headliner of the dish, but for many people the taste of it alone leaves a lot to be desired. Gnocchetti Sorrentina aims to bring vibrancy to their flavors by adding mozzarella, basil, garlic and tomatoes to the dish – the exact makeup of a margarita pizza! You can either use store bought gnocchi or make your own, but the end result will be delicious.
Remember what we said about Italian recipes having a ton of variations? As it turns out, Gnocchetti Sorrentina has some regional variations of its own! In Naples, the tomato sauce used in the dish is subbed out entirely for ragu, which is an Italian sauce that combines tomato and meat together. Other variants use different types of cheese and sauces to bring out the flavors, but the general makeup of the dish should be the same across Italy.
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