Gluten-Free Potato Kneidlach / Non-Gebrokts Soup Dumplings

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Potato kneidlach are light, fluffy potato dumplings for Passover that are a wonderful gluten-free substitute for matzo balls. I have loved these ever since I first made them for a gluten-free friend in 2005. I based this recipe off of one from The Passover Gourmet by Nira Rousso. My dad e-mailed me Rousso's recipe for potato dumplings a few years ago and I used that as the basis for these. Leftover batter can also be fried into chewy potato pancakes, as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut potatoes into large chunks and boil in water until soft. Drain and allow to cool. Once cool, mash with oil, eggs, salt, pepper and dill.
  2. Stir in potato starch until thoroughly combined, and refrigerate the mixture for 1 hour.
  3. Bring soup or a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Use your hands to gently form rough ball shapes from one tablespoon of batter at a time, and submerge dumplings in the soup or water - If you prefer, you may use a soup spoon or ice cream scoop to move free-form spoonfuls of batter into the pot. Boil for approximately 5-6 minutes - The dumplings will float up to the surface quickly but will need several additional minutes to cook all the way through.
  4. Serve in soup, or as a side dish with butter or margarine and fried onions.
Most Helpful

Wow, thank you so much for posting this. They were really good, just make sure your potatoes are quite dry(think a good baking potato) or they'll be too soft. If you can find kosher for Passover guar gum, use 1/2 a tsp of that to hold them together a bit better.

ToastedNut July 03, 2011

These were a nice addition to our seder soup, but not jaw-droppingly wonderful. The quantities were exact and the mixture firmed up nicely in the fridge. I dropped it into the soup as free-form "balls." They were a bit loose and bits and pieces broke off - the final balls were VERY soft. The dill was a very tasty touch, and I will use it in regular matzah balls from now on! However, I think the large quantity of potato starch gave these an excessively powdery taste and texture that was not altogether pleasant. I don't know if there's anything I could do to modify the recipe to fix this. Happy Passover!

Jay3fer April 20, 2011

These are amazing. The fresh dill is a nice touch. I will be making them for Passover for myself instead of matzo balls.

Verklempt March 30, 2007

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