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Potato Gnocchi Recipe

"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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 10 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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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