If you’re wondering what to serve with your gorgonzola gnocchi, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for gorgonzola gnocchi.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with gorgonzola gnocchi are Italian sausage crumbles, roasted walnuts, or sourdough bread. Fresh salads like a green salad with balsamic dressing, or a roasted pear and grape salad work wonderfully too. To add a festive touch try roasted figs or squash with cranberries.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Green salad with maple balsamic dressing
Sometimes simple is best.
The ideal pairing for a rich, indulgent meal like gorgonzola gnocchi is something light and acidic.
Just like this green salad with balsamic dressing. The salad is refreshing, and the crisp acidity in the dressing will cut through the heavy cheese sauce.
Pair it with an ice-cold drink and it’s perfect for a warm summer evening.
Roasted walnuts are a classic addition to anything with gorgonzola in.
They complement each other perfectly.
And they’ll add a much-needed crunchy texture to your otherwise soft gnocchi.
These spiced roasted walnuts are a versatile dish. You can tweak the spices like cumin and chili flakes to make the flavors as intense or mild as you like.
Shaved brussel sprout salad
Brussel sprouts are not a popular vegetable, but when you shred them and turn them into a salad they take on a whole new persona.
They still have their signature bitter taste, but I think this works well with a cheese-laden dish like gorgonzola gnocchi.
This shaved Brussels sprout salad can be on the table in 15 minutes.
Rosemary olive sourdough bread
A freshly baked loaf of sourdough bread is warmly inviting and smells fantastic.
Use this rosemary olive sourdough to mop up all the rich gorgonzola sauce and send yourself to food heaven.
The olives add a nice sharpness to contrast with all the creaminess.
And you can use the leftover bread the next day for a tasty sandwich, or even use it to make breadcrumbs or croutons.
Garlic parmesan prosciutto-wrapped asparagus
Asparagus is already an elegant vegetable dish, wrap it in prosciutto and it becomes oh-so-fancy.
You can serve this garlic parmesan prosciutto-wrapped asparagus as a side, or as a starter before the main event of gorgonzola gnocchi.
Add a nice bottle of white wine to the mix, and you have a romantic setup for date night.
Black pepper parmesan crisps
If you’re a cheese fan like me, this is one of those cheesy snacks you can’t get enough of.
There are only 2 ingredients in these black pepper and parmesan crisps, but you can easily add extra herbs or spices if you want.
I’d add in a few chili flakes to create some heat.
Serve them on the side of your gorgonzola gnocchi for a light, but indulgent side.
Just like walnuts and gorgonzola, figs and gorgonzola are another classic combination.
They’re exotic, sweet, and chewy. And when you roast them the sweetness comes oozing out of them and will mix beautifully with the sharp gorgonzola sauce.
These oven-roasted figs are simple to make but look amazing on the plate and create a fancy-feeling meal.
Psst… save some figs to have with yogurt the next day, or pair the leftovers with some vanilla ice cream for a treat.
Italian crumbled sausage
Sausage crumbles are the perfect meaty addition to your gnocchi meal.
They add substance and flavor without taking away from the velvety texture of the dish.
These homemade sausage crumbles are SO much better than the store-bought stuff and are packed with Italian flavors like sage, fennel, and oregano.
Roasted grape and pear salad
I love a fruity salad, especially when the main dish is quite heavy.
You don’t want to overwhelm your tastebuds with too many rich things, so the crunchy, bright fruit provides a welcome break.
Have you ever tried roasted grapes? The skins burst open and you get a nice caramelized flavor as the juices cook.
Check out the recipe here.
You can omit the blue cheese dressing if you think it will be too much with the gorgonzola.
Sauteed spinach and mushrooms
A healthy sauteed spinach and mushrooms side is ideal when you want something that’s zero-fuss.
The mushrooms are packed with a deep umami flavor, and the spinach is nice and earthy so the flavors won’t be lost up against the bold gorgonzola sauce.
You could mix the vegetables into the gnocchi, but it’s also a great self-serve side for the middle of the table.
Roasted butternut with pecans and cranberries
Serving the gorgonzola gnocchi at a holiday feast?
You need a festive side like this roasted butternut squash with pecans and cranberries to serve alongside it.
The dish will look great on the table, and it’s bursting with flavor.
You get sweetness from the squash, a sour bite from the cranberries, and some woodiness from the pecans.
It’s definitely a worthy side for your gnocchi!
The best side dishes for gnocchi
- Green salad with maple balsamic dressing
- Roasted walnuts
- Shaved brussel sprout salad
- Rosemary olive sourdough bread
- Garlic parmesan prosciutto-wrapped asparagus
- Black pepper parmesan crisps
- Oven-roasted figs
- Italian crumbled sausage
- Roasted grape and pear salad
- Sauteed spinach and mushrooms
- Roasted butternut with pecans and cranberries
What to Serve With Gorgonzola Gnocchi
- 1 portion gorgonzola gnocchi
- Prepare your gorgonzola gnocchi according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: green salad with maple balsamic dressing, roasted walnuts, shaved brussel sprout salad, rosemary olive sourdough bread, garlic parmesan prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, black pepper parmesan crisps, oven-roasted figs, Italian crumbled sausage, roasted grape and pear salad, sauteed spinach and mushrooms, and roasted butternut with pecans and cranberries.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!