Homemade Garlic and Herb Gnocchi

Homemade gnocchi is well worth the effort if you have the time! Use a simple sauce or minimal seasonings to make sure that the flavor from the gnocchi shines through.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 1 hour 25 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4


  • 2 large potatoes
  • 3⁄4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 3⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour


  • Bake potatoes until done, about 50 minutes at 400°F. Allow to cool, then peel skins.
  • Using a fork, mash potatoes with garlic powder, basil, parsley, and salt until potatoes are completely smooth, with no lumps.
  • On a floured work surface, place half of the flour, and the potatoes on top. Use your hands to work the flour into the potatoes to form a dough. Continue to add only as much flour as is needed to form a dough. Knead smooth.
  • Working in batches, roll out a rope of dough about 1 inch thick. Slice into 1-inch-long pieces, and gently roll against a fork to make grooves in the dough. This helps the sauce stick to the dough.
  • Cook gnocchi in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes until they rise to the surface. Serve immediately.