Instant Potato Gnocchi Recipe
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Instant Potato Gnocchi Recipe

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This tasty gnocchi is much easier than it looks and contains almost no saturated fat. “Just serve with your favorite jarred pasta sauce, and you’re set!” Sarah Ott — Blanchardville, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • Pasta sauce of your choice
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 250 calories, 2g fat (trace saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein


  1. Place potato flakes in a large bowl. Stir in boiling water; add egg. Stir in flour and seasonings. On a lightly floured surface, knead 10-12 times, forming a soft dough.
  2. Divide dough into four portions. On a floured surface, roll each portion into 1/2-in.-thick ropes; cut into 3/4-in. pieces. Press and roll each piece with a lightly floured fork.
  3. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Cook gnocchi in batches for 30-60 seconds or until they float. Remove with a slotted spoon. Serve with sauce; sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Instant Potato Gnocchi in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p12

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"It's fast and easy to prepare. I added Johnny Garlic's seasoning to it and it is great with Chicken Parmessan. NHL"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"This was a real hit for dinner last night. I did change it up a bit. I made mashed potatoes and doubled the spices. They came out very soft and yummy."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"This is good, but I am still working on my technique so the gnocchi isn't as tough."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"Cool the potatoes to luke warm before adding the egg or you'll have scrambled egg in this recipe. I wouldn't change anything else. This is a modern recipe the young people should enjoy!"

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"This was very easy to make and my husband and I really enjoyed it. I agree with other posters I think I will change up the spices maybe adding Italian seasoning and oregano. This is a keeper!"

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