Classic potato gnocchi recipe


Gnocchi is one of those dishes that we all love to eat, but perhaps feel too intimidated to try making on our own; that shouldn’t be the case. Gnocchi are little dumplings that provide an excellent vehicle for your favorite sauce, whether a tomato and basil sauce (included in bonus section!) or a butter sauce. While potato gnocchi are the most common, there are many different variations, such as ricotta gnocchi. Don’t worry about shaping them to perfection; authentic homemade gnocchi vary in shape and size but the taste is always exquisite! Go ahead, give it a try and impress your friends and family.

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 1 Hour
  • Cooking Time: 3 Minutes


  • 2 lbs potatoes, washed with peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups tomato and basil sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
How to Make It
  1. In a large pot bring salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook until soft and tender. Let cool slightly and peel.
  2. With a vegetable mill, mash the potatoes and transfer to a large wooden well-floured table or board. It is easier to work with a large space. If you do not have a large table or board, transfer the mashed potatoes to a large bowl. Add the flour. Make a hole with your finger in the center of the mixture and add the egg and salt.
  3. Work the mixture, kneading it until it forms a nice soft and smooth dough. If the dough is too sticky to work with, add more flour.
  4. Divide the dough into five equal pieces. Roll each piece to form a small rope, about one inch in diameter. Cut each rope into bite-size pieces about one inch long.
  5. Use a fork to create the gnocchi’s signature indentations. Place gnocchi on a fork; push down and roll off the fork. The gnocchi’s indentations allow the gnocchi to hold the sauce. Place the gnocchi on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  6. Bring a large, well-salted pot to a boil. Add the gnocchi. As they rise and float to the top, remove them with a slotted spoon and place in a large serving bowl.
  7. Add the sauce and gently toss, being careful not to over-handle.
  8. Top with Parmesan cheese, plate and serve!

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