Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Although this recipe calls for whole wheat flour, white flour can be easily substituted for a smoother texture. This recipe takes quite some time to prepare, but the finished product is well worth it. Note: You may need more or less flour depending on the size of the potatoes. The dough should be very heavy and sticky, but holds its shape.


  1. Peel, slice, boil, and drain the potatoes very well. Mash the potatoes with butter.
  2. Knead flour into mashed potatoes, gradually adding garlic and pepper to the dough.
  3. Meanwhile, simmer spaghetti sauce in a separate saucepan and fill a separate pot of boiled water.
  4. Roll dough into small balls about 1/2" to 1" in diameter. Press each dough ball with a fork.
  5. Carefully drop gnocchi into rapidly boiling water. When the gnocchi float, remove them from the water and drop them into the pasta sauce to keep them warm as you boil all gnocchi. Serve.
Most Helpful

Great recipe.......... I also used regular white flour, and still turned out very nicely.

Rangerelvis February 27, 2011

Thank you for posting.Excellent recipe,however I did cheat,I use left over mashed potatoes from the night before.This is a great way to use up left overs in a totally different way.

gale 57 September 01, 2010