Gnocchi are little pasta dumplings made from potatoes. Serve with any sauce (tomato, Alfredo, pesto) or a mixture of melted butter and dry bread crumbs.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4


  • 1 large potato (about 1 lb.), baked
  • 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • Scoop the cooked potato flesh out of the skin and put it through a potato ricer or food mill (or just mash it with a fork or potato masher).
  • In a bowl, lightly toss the flour and salt with the riced potatoes.
  • Make a well in the center of the potato mixture and put the egg in it. Gradually incorporate the potato mixture into the egg to make a dough that comes together. Roll dough into 1-inch-thick logs, and cut 1-inch pieces off the logs.
  • Heat a large pot of water over high-heat to boiling. Boil gnocchi for 5 to 10 minutes.