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The easiest, fastest and yes, the best gnocchi recipe I ever tried! They do almost double in size when cooking, I would keep that in mind when making the shapes. I used only about 1 ts dough for each.

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rosslare October 13, 2013

This is VERY good and much easier than the traditional recipe with boiled potatoes I usually make. However, my dough was WAY too moist. I probably used about 3 cups of flour, not including the flour I used on the table to stretch it into ropes. I would make a couple of suggestions to avoid this:1) Make sure you use enough potato flakes, or perhaps even slightly mound your measurements. This will ensure a proper thickness to the dough without having to over-add flour, which can make it tough. 2) let the dough rest a little while before roping/pinching to give it a chance to cool. I found that as the dough cooled off, it was stiffer and much more manageable. 3) Make your gnocchi

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TinkerToy February 27, 2011

I've used this a few times now with excellent results! I don't like instant potato flakes for anything else but this recipe, but I can't tell that the gnocchi has them compared to the much more labor intensive way of making homemade gnocchi. Thanks for posting, I will enjoy gnocchi more often with a faster, easier way to prep it!

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noway February 28, 2010

These are great. Even with a little more flour, my dough was pretty sticky (it's probably humidity here in FL), so I just stood at the stove making dough balls and tossing them into the boiling water as I went along then plucking the done ones out as they came floating to the surface. I used butter & herb potato mix, which I tried with a spaghetti sauce, though I was enjoying them plain too. Love the pan-frying idea someone posted- will have to try that. Good stuff.

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Clarely February 04, 2009

I thought these were really good and really "doable". I mixed the cooked gnocchi w/ a tomato cream sauce and topped with shredded mozzarella and baked in oven till the cheese melted. Really good! I think next time I will pair them with a Sage & Brown Butter sauce.

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JD's K9 Queen January 20, 2009

I was so proud of myself that I made gnocchi, LOL! I usu. buy the shelf stable kind. This was just about as quick. I used whole wheat and added some chives. The kids didn't like it as much, maybe bcz they were a little bigger (so they said they tasted too much like dough). DH and I like it. Next time I will add more seasoning, make them smaller, and try pan frying them as Bekah did.

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WI Cheesehead December 10, 2008

I have never made gnocchi before and was kind of intimidated to try it but this couldn't have been easier! I cooked them as directed then tossed in a pan with garlic, butter, fresh thyme and baby Portabellas. SOOO GOOD! This is definitely going into regular rotation.

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Bekah49036 December 08, 2008

Simple and delicious. Used leftover mashed potatoes and this came together easily. My mashed potatoes were rather plain, so I added extra garlic powder, onion powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper. My year old DS who dislikes mashed potatoes ate 6 of them, tossed in a litte garlic butter. I did 1/2 the recipe, to see if anyone else but me would eat them, will have to make a full batch later on. Stashed the rest in the freezer for a quick meal later. Great recipe.

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GIBride01 November 29, 2008

wow this is the first time I have ever made gnocchi I knew it would be a success it's a Kitten recipe and they are always the tops, I will be making this again and again, loved it with butter and cheese, than you Kitten.

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kusinera November 28, 2008

Delicious :) I have always loved Gnocchi and noticed your recipes where quite highly rated so I gave it a shot. I was not let down. These were awesome and my mom agrees. I used butter and herb instant mashed potatoes which gave them a very nice flavor. Thank you for the wonderful meal :)

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Sherae November 24, 2008
Kittencal's Easy Gnocchi