Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

My daughter requests this often. I make bigger batches and freeze for future dinners.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash hot potato on flat work board or table.
  2. Add flour on top and mix well to make a soft and elastic dough.
  3. On floured surface, knead dough well until it's pliable, 5 - 10 minutes.
  4. Try not to use too much additional flour.
  5. Add some reserved hot water if needed.
  6. Make one large ball.
  7. Break off small pieces at a time and roll into long strips.
  8. Cut into 1 inch pieces.
  9. Press middle of each piece with 2 fingers and roll toward yourself to curl gnocchi.
  10. Cook in boiling water for a couple of minutes, until tender.
  11. Drain and serve topped with tomato sauce and grated cheese.
Most Helpful

Great. Love it everytime and SOOOO easy to make.

cookitalian January 26, 2013

First time making home-made gnocchi. This was Delicious. My Tips would be to add about 2 Tbls of salt to give it the classic flavour and the Second to make these a bite size like you buy in the shops. I made mine quite large about 2-3 times bigger than this and had a different texture in the middle like a bit more doughy. But so good still, This has been choosen as my standard gnocchi recipe from now on. I made this in "Gnocchi Bake With Pancetta and Red Onion" Also a fantastic recipe TY Mermaid

Aleigha Nicole January 16, 2011

These were outstanding! I haven't had gnocchis in a while and we had leftover potatoes from making potato skins. It worked perfectly. I only used about 1 3/4 cups of flour and boiled them for 7 minutes. DELICIOUS! I will be making these again and again.

~jb4~ February 05, 2008