By Kittencalskitchen on November 19, 2008
Photo by Sherae
Photo by Sherae
"Instant potato flakes makes these quick and fast --- instead of pinching off pieces of dough roll the dough into a 1/2-inch diameter rope and then slice into about 1-inch long pieces, you may indent the center with a fork or your finger --- the dough may be shaped covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated until ready to cook or you may freeze the shaped uncooked gnocchi just drop them into boiling water still in their frozen state, do not thaw --- this recipe was developed using instant potato flakes, subsitiuting cooked mashed potatoes will not produce the same results --- these are best if heated up in a tomato or cream sauce or pan fryed with garlic and butter then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese :)"
Serving Size: 1 (111 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"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."
"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"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 :)"