Classic Gnocchi

Gnocchi are a potato dumpling from the north of Italy. They are often listed as a pasta, and although not a classic pasta, they are quite worthy of placement in your Italian repertoire!

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 large russet potatoes (1 lb.)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions

  • Bake the potatoes in a 350°F oven for about 1 hour until tender.
  • While the potatoes are still warm, peel them and put them through a food mill or a ricer. (Do not process in a food processor; they will get gummy.) Place the potatoes in a large bowl and gradually stir in the flour until a sticky dough forms. Add the salt.
  • Knead the dough for about 3 minutes. It may require a bit more flour if it is too wet. The finished dough will be a bit sticky.
  • Flour your hands and divide the dough into 2 equal balls. Roll out the balls into long snake-shaped lengths about as thick as your finger. Cut the “snakes” into 1" pieces.
  • Press each gnocchi with the tines of a fork to put ridges into the dumplings. (These will help capture any sauce you pair them with.)
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the gnocchi and cook until they rise to the surface.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 large russet potatoes (1 lb.)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions

  • Bake the potatoes in a 350°F oven for about 1 hour until tender.
  • While the potatoes are still warm, peel them and put them through a food mill or a ricer. (Do not process in a food processor; they will get gummy.) Place the potatoes in a large bowl and gradually stir in the flour until a sticky dough forms. Add the salt.
  • Knead the dough for about 3 minutes. It may require a bit more flour if it is too wet. The finished dough will be a bit sticky.
  • Flour your hands and divide the dough into 2 equal balls. Roll out the balls into long snake-shaped lengths about as thick as your finger. Cut the “snakes” into 1" pieces.
  • Press each gnocchi with the tines of a fork to put ridges into the dumplings. (These will help capture any sauce you pair them with.)
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the gnocchi and cook until they rise to the surface.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories360
Total Fat1g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium1180mg
Total Carbohydrate76g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars2g
Protein11g