Homemade Gnocchi

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Homemade Gnocchi

This easy homemade gnocchi recipe is so incredibly easy.  It’s addicting as all get out so be prepared to eat more than you should! Eat it straight from the boiling water if you like it fluffier or pan fry it in a little butter to make it golden brown.  Throw your favorite sauce or marinara over the top.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 40 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 2 lbs (~3 potatoes), peeled & cubed
  • 6 3/4 oz (~1 1/2 cups) all purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Peel and cube potatoes.  Add to cold salted water and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cook ~ 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  Rice or mash the potatoes.  A ricer will make them creamier.  2 large potatoes should be ~ 3 1/2 cups mashed potatoes.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a little salt.
  • Combine mashed potatoes, flour, egg, and salt in a bowl and form into a ball.  Try not to overwork the dough.
  • Lightly flour work surface.  Tear off pieces of the dough and make long ropes.  Lightly press the dough with a fork along the “rope” to make indentions and slice into 3/4″ pieces.
  • Drop gnocchi in boiling water (you will need to do this in batches so as not to overcrowd the pot).  Cook 3-5 minutes or until gnocchi start to float.  Drain and serve immediately.  See tip below if you want to brown your gnocchi.  Happy Eating!  Beckie


  • You want the “dough” thickish.  Add more flour or potato if it’s too sticky.
  • Don’t want to eat all that gnocchi right away?  Line a plate or pan (that will fit in your freezer) with parchment and lightly flour.  Lay the uncooked gnocchi in a single layer and freeze ~ 45 minutes.  Place in a ziploc bag once frozen and cook in boiling water from frozen.
  • Take your game up a notch.  After draining the gnocchi, bring a non-stick pan to medium heat and add a little butter.  Pan fry on both sides ~ 2-3 minutes or until brown.

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Keywords: Gnocchi, Homemade, Eggs, Potatoes, Comfort Food, Dairy Free, Pasta, Holidays, Vegetarian

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Homemade Gnocchi

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