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Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken in a creamy, light roasted red pepper sauce, baby spinach, and Pecorino Romano will make people think you’re a gourmet cook!

Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Gnocchi in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

This gnocchi recipe uses DeLallo’s Gnocchi Kit to make some of the easiest homemade gnocchi – just add water. The results are light and airy with that signature savory potato flavor. It’s seriously the best gnocchi next to ordering from your favorite restaurant or making it completely from scratch. For more delicious recipes that use DeLallo pasta, try Instant Pot Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Carbonara.

Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

DeLallo Potato & Cheese Italian Gnocchi Kit contains everything you need to make fresh potato gnocchi in minutes. Just add water to the ready-to-use mix to create tasty Italian-style potato and cheese gnocchi. I love to keep a few packages in my pantry to add to soups and pasta dishes. Here I added some grilled chicken and whipped up an easy homemade roasted red pepper sauce.

To make the roasted red pepper sauce, I used jarred roasted red peppers, simmered with shallots, garlic, Pecorino Romano, and a touch of cream. It just couldn’t be any easier! This sauce would also be great on any other pasta, grilled chicken, fish, or grain bowls. For another roasted red pepper recipe, try my Roasted Red Pepper Soup.

How do you make gnocchi from scratch?

Making gnocchi from scratch is easier than you might think! DeLallo’s Gnocchi Kit saves a ton of time since you don’t have to prep any potatoes.

1. Add water to the DeLallo mixture and stir with a fork.
2. Knead the dough until it’s no longer sticky.
3. Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and form into a loaf shape.
4. Cut the dough into 1-inch strips, roll out to make long ropes, and then cut in 1-inch pieces.
5. If you’d like, you can press the back of the fork into each piece to create gnocchi’s signature ridges.
6. Put the gnocchi in boiling water, cook for 3-5 minutes, and then drain.


  • Swap the spinach for Swiss chard
  • Sub shrimp or lobster for grilled chicken

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Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken in a creamy, light roasted red pepper sauce, baby spinach, and Pecorino Romano will make people think you’re a gourmet cook!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Yield: 5 servings
Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups


  • 1 pound cooked grilled chicken breast, sliced thin
  • 1 package DeLallo Potato Cheese Italian Gnocchi Kit

Roasted red pepper sauce:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shallots, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 12 ounce jars roasted red peppers in water, drained
  • 1/2 cup broth, veggie or chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup half and half cream
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano, plus more for serving
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


  • Prepare gnocchi according to package directions.
    making gnocchi from a kit
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes or until soft. Transfer to a food processor or blender along with the roasted peppers and broth until smooth.
    roasted red pepper sauce in food processor
  • Pour the pepper puree back into the skillet over medium heat. Bring to a boil, add the half and half, Pecorino, salt, and pepper, and stir until heated, add the spinach and cook until wilted, 4 to 5 minutes.
    roasted red pepper sauce poured into a pot
  • Meanwhile in a large pot of salted water cook gnocchi according to package directions. Drain and add it to the skillet with the sauce and chicken. Add fresh basil and serve in bowls with extra cheese, if desired.
    gnocchi boiling in a pot of water

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Serving: 1 1/4 cups, Calories: 377 kcal, Carbohydrates: 47.5 g, Protein: 26.5 g, Fat: 8.5 g, Saturated Fat: 3.5 g, Cholesterol: 70 mg, Sodium: 1326 mg, Fiber: 3.5 g, Sugar: 9.5 g


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119 comments on “Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce”

  1. This was amazing! I made the following substitutions for what I had on hand: I used 5 fresh bell peppers (seeded and sliced into strips) and roasted them in the air fryer for about 8 minutes. I used sweet onions instead of shallots. I love dairy but my husband can’t handle a lot of it, so I skipped the half and half. Instead of gnocchi I added Palmini noodles to the pot. Once I had plated it up, I mixed 2 Tablespoons of light sour cream into my serving to make it creamier. I sprinkled dried basil on top. Both my husband and I loved it!

  2. Soooo good! Added some red pepper flakes and some Truvia to spice it up and decrease some of the bitterness. This was just what I needed on a rainy cold evening! Totally going in our rotation!

  3. I made this last night – i have literally been wanting to make it for the last 6 months or so, but life happens – it was excellent – i used the prepackaged Delallo Gnocchi and cubed the chicken up – husband loved it – definitely going into the rotation

  4. This was truly delicious, the only thing I didn’t like was the tartness of the sauce even though I drained the peppers but that’s on me because I don’t like anything tart/vinegary/lemony so what I did was I added a couple of packets of my sweetener and that did the trick for me, but this is truly delicious better than restaurant fine dining, are used Trader Joe’s gnocchi as they were premade and much less sodium than other brands and it worked out to be seven points per serving, so so delicious, Gina thanks again for creating all these delicious recipes that do not taste lite.

  5. I’ve made this 3 times. First two times were great, once with peppers I roasted and once with jar peppers. The third time I used jar peppers and the peppers were too much, kind of bitter. 

  6. This was excellent. I used my immersion blender instead of my regular blender so it wasn’t nearly as smooth looking as the picture but I don’t think I would have thought about it if I hadn’t seen the pic first. I liked the little tiny bit of coarseness to it. I might try next time with the blender purely out of curiosity. Also want to try with shrimp instead of chicken. Made with small side salad with Gina’s homemade blue cheese dressing which was out of this world! 

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    Joanne Johnson

    I’ve been looking at this recipe for some time now and decided to make it tonight! Absolutely fantastic! Will be making this again!

  8. OMG, I made this tonight, it was absolutely delicious. So full of flavor. I’ll definitely make this again. Thank you!

  9. Really tasty! I used already made Gnocchi and topped it with oven roasted chicken.  Really easy and a keeper over here.  

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    Darlene Hazelton

    I just made this dish tonight but cheated- used Rana Skillet Gnocchi and Leidy’s Spanish Style Chorizo Sausage- higher points for sure but the flavors were amazing. It’s a great change from the ordinary tomato base sauce- absolutely delish!!!!

      1. The recipe calls for 2-12 ounce jars of roasted peppers drained so I would think at least 18 ounces of fresh peppers which I will use also and roast them in the air fryer instead of using jarred as I don’t like anything acidic or tart and to me the sauce was tart but I added some sweetener to balance it out and it was absolutely delicious. I did use Trader Joe’s premade gnocchi‘s as they have so much less sodium than other brands that are premade