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One Skillet Creamy Caprese Gnocchi

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 -6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 8 ounces mini mozzarella balls or a log of mozzarella cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1 cup diced grape tomatoes


  • In a skillet, add butter over medium heat.
  • Once melted, add garlic and sautee for one minute.
  • Add flour, whisking to combine with butter and garlic mixture.
  • Let cook for 1 minute, stirring so it doesn't burn.
  • Slowly add the milk in 1/2 cup increments, whisking to fully stir it in with the butter/flour mixture. Adding it slowly and whisking it together will ensure it does not clump.
  • Once all the milk is added, bring to a simmer.
  • Lower heat to low and let simmer for about 5-7 minutes, until it begins to thicken.
  • Add gnocchi, and let simmer for another 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. During this time, the gnocchi will cook and the sauce will thicken more.
  • Once sauce is to your preferred consistency, add about 3/4 of the mozzarella and season with salt and pepper. Stir to mix the mozzarella and salt/pepper in with the sauce.
  • Top with fresh basil, tomatoes, and remaining mozzarella.
  • Serve and enjoy!