Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Basil Sauce

To obtain the optimum flavor, toss the cooked gnocchi in a sauté pan with the sauce for 1 to 2 minutes.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6


  • 1 medium potato
  • 3⁄4 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable stock
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 oz. Romano cheese, grated
  • 3 large basil leaves, torn
  • 1⁄2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • Peel the whole potato and boil until thoroughly cooked, about 20 minutes.
  • Using a dough hook set at low speed (or your hands), mix together the potato, flours, egg whites, stock, salt, and oil for 1 minute until all the Ingredients are thoroughly incorporated; let the dough rest for approximately 1 hour.
  • Roll out the dough using both hands to form a long 1⁄2-inch-thick rope, then slice into 1-inch-long pieces. Place the pasta in salted boiling water and cook until al dente, then drain.
  • Heat the sauce. To serve, ladle the sauce over the top of the gnocchi, then sprinkle with cheese, basil, and black pepper.