Potato Gnocchi Recipe

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"My father was Italian and made this traditional dish when company visited," shares Ruth Fiori Poyner of Boise, Idaho. "The tender, homemade pasta is as tantalizing today as it was when I was a child."
Recommended: Homemade Pasta Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 283 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 934mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, flour and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, yolk and olive oil; add to potato mixture. Turn onto a heavily floured surface; knead for 3-5 minutes or until smooth. Divide into fourths. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a 3/4-in.-thick rope; cut into 1-in. pieces.
  2. In a Dutch oven, bring water to a boil. Cook gnocchi in batches for 45-60 seconds or until they rise to the surface. Remove with a strainer. Serve spaghetti sauce over gnocchi; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Potato Gnocchi in Light & Tasty April/May 2006, p49

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GaitherMom User ID: 6038554 136730
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"Holy gnocchi!!! This made so many. Next time I will make them a bit smaller. I was in a hurry and didn't cut them small enough. As with anything made the first time, there are always improvements that one can make. I did add rosemary, oregano and basil to the recipe because I wanted that herb flavor!!!! Man, it was great. Light and fluffy and yummy. My husband wants them again. Oh, another thing I did was to boil them in a quart of chicken stock and two quarts of water. That helped to infuse flavor as well."

rerefrat User ID: 5810861 61651
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"Forgot to rate!!"

rerefrat User ID: 5810861 84784
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"This is a great recipe, I have been looking for an easy gnocchi recipe, my mother used to make these all the time, the hard way. I made yesterday and couldn't believe how easy and quick. I even froze some. Thanks!!"

cobysmom User ID: 3634107 150343
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"VERY GOOD! i cooked up a huge batch and had not one left everyone loved it! the next time i made two batches so i could freeze some i froze them after they were cooked and just boiled them in a bag to reewarm and thaw the,m super yummy"

redram37 User ID: 244092 155895
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2008

"Question: How do I save my gnocchi after making? Can I freeze it? How long will it last? Do I cook it before or after saving? Thank you ."

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