Kittencal's Easy Gnocchi

READY IN: 12mins


  • 2
    cups instant potato flakes (you may use flavored instant potato flakes)
  • 14
    teaspoon garlic powder (may omit if desired I like to add it in)
  • 1
    teaspoon salt (or to taste, I use seasoned salt)
  • 2
    cups hot water
  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 12 - 2
  • oil (as needed)


  • Boil water in a medium pot until at a light simmer.
  • Meanwhile pour about 3-4 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl.
  • Place the instant potato flakes, garlic powder and salt in a medium bowl; add in hot water and stir with a spoon until thickened (about 1 minute).
  • Mix in beaten eggs until combined.
  • Add in 1-1/2 cups flour and mix well to create a manageable dough (if the mixture seems too moist add in a small amount more of flour until the dough holds together, you may need up to 2 cups flour).
  • Using hands gently knead the dough until smooth.
  • Using floured hands pinch off a little over 1 tablespoon of dough then roll into a ball or desired shape (at this point you may freeze).
  • Drop into the simmering water until they rise to the top (this will only take about 2-3 minutes).
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and place into the oiled bowl.