Gnocchi Farmer Cheese Pasta in a Garlic Bread Bowl

We gnocchi a thing or two about good recipes, and our Gnocchi Farmer Cheese Pasta in a Garlic Bowl is one of the best. This is a warm and cozy meal where soft gnocchi is complemented by the bold flavor of garlic, sweet tomato and herbs, and the smooth and mild sensation of Lifeway Farmer Cheese. Serving it in a delicious sourdough bread bowl makes this a perfect Toast recipe that you’re going to want to revisit over and over again this fall.

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Prep Time: 30 mins Servings: 2-4


  1. Roast garlic clove (chop top off the clove, add to aluminum foil, drown in olive oil) add to air fryer for 15-20 minutes on 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix together room temp butter, chopped basil, Italian seasoning, and roasted garlic.
  3. Cut sourdough loaf into squares, cut a circle out of the top of each square piece so it resembles a bowl.
  4. Spread garlic butter all over the bread bowl. Toast for about 12-14 minutes on 350 degrees.
  5. In a medium saucepan over medium/high heat, bring water to boil and cook Gnocchi according to box directions. Reserve some pasta water when draining.
  6. In a skillet on medium heat, melt 3 tbsp butter. Add minced garlic, minced shallot, and diced onion. Add in salt and pepper and cook for about 6 minutes.
  7. Add in tomato paste and crushed red pepper and combine.
  8. Add in heavy cream, parmesan, pasta, and reserved pasta water (about 1 cup) and stir to combine.
  9. Top with Lifeway Farmer Cheese, basil, fresh parmesan and add to garlic bread bowl. Enjoy!