Potato Gnocchi

"My daughter requests this often. I make bigger batches and freeze for future dinners."
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Ready In:
1hr 35mins




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

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  1. cookitalian
    Great. Love it everytime and SOOOO easy to make.
  2. Aleigha Nicole
    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
  3. jb41848
    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.
  4. Sarabbismama
    I work for a vegetarian basketball player who eats a TON!! These are very easy to make, I double or triple the batch and freeze them. They make a great dinner or lunch for him on game day, along with a salad and bread. Even his two year old daughter devours them. Sometimes I get creative and add the grated cheese to the gnocchi. Also to make prep faster I just pull small pieces of the large ball and roll them into small balls. They cook the same, they just take a shorter time to make. And with a two year old underfoot I need all the extra time I can get!
  5. Allymom
    A little time consuming and I wasn't sure how much salt to add. They turned out pretty good though and tasted like the real thing.


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