Pasta and gnocchi with Chef Doru’s tomato sauce

Gnocchi and pasta became our favorite dish so I have the possibility to try and to experiment all kind of sauces. Here you have another great sauce I strongly recommend:


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 lb of hot italian sausage meat
  • 2 tbsp chili-garlic sauce
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic flakes
  • 1/2 tsp onion flakes
  • 1 jar of any original pasta sauce
  • 2 tbsp bamboo roots in spicy chili oil

In a frying pan, heat the oil and then add the onion and cook until golden brown. Then add the ground meat and cook it thoroughly – approx. 5 minutes. Add all other ingredients after and cook until the sauce become quite thick.







Pasta with Doru's sauce

Pasta with Doru’s sauce







Potato gnocchi

I tried to do some potato gnocchi from scratch, with pizzaiola sauce, after a wonderful recipe –, but I didn’t have time today to make them, so I just bought some from Longo’s Supermarket. As a sauce, I’ve made an original recipe called Doru’s’ pasta sauce.

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 stalk of leek, cut thin slices
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 plum tomatoes cut julienne (no skin)
  • 2 mushrooms, thin sliced
  • 2 tbsp of chicken/vegetable soup
  • 1 tbsp bacon bits
  • 2 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • pinch od oregano


In a frying pan heat the olive oil at medium-high temperature, add leek and cook until soft. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon bits, chicken/vegetable soup and chili garlic sauce and simmer until thick in consistency. When ready, add gnocchi and spices and simmer for another 2-3 minutes or until gnocchi will absorb the remaining liquid. Serve with grated Pecorino cheese. Enjoy!!!