Gnocchi with tomato sauce (easy, vegan recipe)

These gnocchi with tomato sauce are incredibly delicious and a perfect meal if you want a quick and easy lunch or dinner. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and ready in just 10 minutes.
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Course: Basics, Hauptgericht, Lunch & Dinner, Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 serves
Author: Bianca Zapatka


  • 400 g gnocchi *
  • 1 small onion
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 g tomato passata *
  • salt
  • pepper
  • a bit of sugar
  • Italian herbs (optional)
  • 2-3 EL vegan parmesan cheese/ nutritional yeast flakes or plant-based cream (optional)
  • 100 g cherry tomatoes (optional)


  • Peel and chop onion and garlic.
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan. Sauté the onions until they begin to soften (2-3 minutes). Then add garlic and cook for a further 1/2 minute.
  • Add pureed tomato. Season with salt, pepper, sugar (and Italian herbs) to taste. Cook at low heat for approx. 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In the meantime, cook gnocchi according to packaging instructions or until they float to the top of the boiling water (3-4 minutes).
  • Then drain, add to the sauce and stir to combine. Season again to taste.
  • Serve with cherry tomatoes and vegan parmesan cheese/ nutritional yeast flakes or plant-based cream, if you like.
  • Enjoy!


  • You can use fresh store-bought vegan gnocchi or make them from scratch with this recipe -> "homemade gnocchi (vegan)"
  • If you prefer a chunky sauce, you can also use chopped or crushed tomatoes.
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