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Gnocchi Recipes

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Potato gnocchi is a delicious alternative to pasta that you can make at home. This page contains gnocchi recipes.


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By 12 found this helpful
April 15, 2013

I think we all get very excited when we score that 99 cent 5-pound bag of potatoes. But what to do when you're tired of all the garlic mash and baked spuds? Try gnocchi! Little Italian pillows of love. Here is a very easy way to make some of these classy little dumplings. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce, some sage butter, or just Parmesan cheese. Believe me, they are better than the expensive packaged stuff at the shops!

Yield: 6 servings


  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • salt


  1. Put unpeeled potatoes in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Cook for about 30-40 minutes until tender.
  2. Drain potatoes thoroughly. While they're still warm, hold them with a kitchen towel and peel their skins off. Discard skins.
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  4. Pass potatoes through a ricer into a large bowl. If you don't have a ricer, you can also mash with a potato masher or fork. Add the flour and the eggs and pinch of salt. Mix everything by hand until you have a nice big ball of dough.
  5. Prepare a work surface by dusting with flour. Divide dough into four balls then turn each ball into a rope 3/4 inch in diameter by gently rolling in floured work space. Cut the tubes of dough into pieces about one inch long.
  6. Using the tines of a fork, press against each piece of the dough. This is for the purpose of catching whatever sauce you use. Transfer them to a floured or lined tray.
  7. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and drop half the gnocchi in. Cook until they float to the surface, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, draining well. Continue cooking the remaining gnocchi dough in the same manner.
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  9. Serve with your favorite sauce, butter, cheese, or all of the above. Enjoy!
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By 4 found this helpful
January 8, 2010

I have been wanting to make this for awhile and finally bit the bullet. I had a sweet potato in the fridge that was on the verge of going bad and had I waited another week to use it it would have gone in the compost. So, potential food waste made me make this dish :)

I had a medium sweet potato which was about 1 1/2 lbs and cost me about $1. This dish serves 4-6 people and costs about $1.50 depending on where you get your ingredients. Since I don't like following recipes, here is my own version.



Peel sweet potato and cut in chunks. Boil for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in a bowl and mash right away with a potato masher. Add sea salt, cinnamon and 1/2 cup of flour at a time and blend well with a fork. When well blended. Sprinkle some flour on the counter, grab a handful of the dough and roll into a snake about 3/4 inches thick.

Cut into 1 inch pieces, then flatten with a fork and squeeze the sides with your thumb and index finger. (that's just what I do but feel free to make them how you want). Boil some salted water, then add the gnocchi to it. Take them out with a slotted spoon as soon as they start floating on top and drain on a plate. Each serving is about 12-14 pieces depending on size. I made 83 pieces and used 12 pieces as a serving size. Serve with any type of sauce you want but I like tomato sauce on these. Some people just like to eat them with margarine, salt and pepper.

Freezer Instructions: I didn't eat these right away so I placed the uncooked prepared gnocchi pieces on a cookie sheet and "flash" froze them for 20 minutes. I then placed the pieces in several ziplock bags. When you want to eat these right out of the freezer, it's the same as above. Cook in boiling water and remove when they float to the top.


Other Options: I read that you can use butternut squash or pumpkin for this too. And of course you can use any type of potato, this time of year they are cheap and abundant!

Source: My own recipe, Edited from my blog:

By Lisa from Halifax, NS

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Amy Mahoney1 found this helpful
May 17, 2006

This garlic-lovers favorite is an elegant vegetarian dish to keep in the freezer for special occasions or a delicious family meal.

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By 0 found this helpful
August 31, 2006

Does anyone have a recipe for gnocchi that does not use potatoes?

Pam from WI


September 1, 20060 found this helpful

Haven't tried any, but googling "gnocchi", I found these recipes.


http://italianf  a/aa010298_3.htm

Good Luck!

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