Homemade Potato Gnocchi Recipe

Homemade Potato Gnocchi Recipe

Have you ever made homemade pasta?  Potato Gnocchi is a great one to start with.  We are sharing a super easy homemade gnocchi recipe that you can get the whole family involved if you want. 

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bowl of gnocchi

Making Gnocchi at home is actually a super easy and doesn’t require any special tools.  However, if you have a potato ricer, the results are a super smooth dough. 

DO I NEED TO USE A POTATO RICER TO MAKE GNOCCHI

Start by boiling starchy potatoes.   If your ricer also peels the potatoes no need to peel them first.

potato ricer and gnocchi

 What is a good potato ricer?

The Betty Bossi Potato Ricer can do 2 things in 1: the potatoes get peeled and mashed at the same time.  What a bonus the Potatoes get perfectly peeled and riced at the same time

All parts can be put in the dishwasher.

Make sure the potatoes are cooked well so there are no larger pieces of potato.  You want smooth, mashed potato quality!

how to rice a potato

If using a potato ricer, be sure that the potatoes are still warm so the steam can escape out of the potato.

potato ricer and gnocchi

Scoop out a cup of mashed potato and add the egg and flour and mix until it is incorporated. 

Then dump onto a floured service and knead it into a ball.  You don’t want to over-knead this dough.

gnocchi dough

Wrap the ball and allow it to sit for about 20 minutes.  If you are eating them right away, go ahead and start heating a pot of water. 

CAN I MAKE POTATO GNOCCHI AHEAD OF TIME 

You can make homemade potato gnocchi ahead of time and either cover it and place it in your fridge or you can freeze it on a sheet pan and then put the frozen pieces into a freezer bag.

WHAT TYPE OF POTATOES DO I USE TO MAKE GNOCCHI

Most people will say you must use a russet potato to make good gnocchi.

 

 

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel potatoes and add to the pot. Cook until tender but still firm, about 15-20 minutes. Drain, cool, and mash with a fork or potato masher.

Combine 1 cup mashed potato, flour, and egg in a large bowl. Transfer dough to a floured service and knead until dough forms a ball.

Shape small portions of the dough into long ropes about 1/2 inch width. On a floured surface, cut ropes into half-inch pieces and lightly dust with more flour so they don’t stick to one another.

how to cut homemade gnocchi

If you desire, roll the pieces over a fork to make ridges. 

cutting homemade potato gnocchi

adding ridges to homemade gnocchi

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in gnocchi and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until gnocchi have risen to the top; drain and serve with your favorite sauce.

how to cook homemade gnocch

 

Serve them immediately with your favorite sauce. 

 making homemade gnocchi

 

making homemade gnocchi

Homemade Potato Gnocchi Recipe

Yield: 50 pieces
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

A fluffy pillow of potato and flour goodness that will compliment any sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 large Russet potatoes (to make 1 cup of mashed potatoes)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (unbleached)
  • 1 egg
  • Salt for water

Instructions

    1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel potatoes and add to the pot. Cook until tender but still firm, about 15-20 minutes. Drain, cool, and mash with a fork or potato masher.
    2. Combine 1 cup mashed potato, flour, and egg in a large bowl. Transfer dough to a floured service and knead until dough forms a ball.
    3. Shape small portions of the dough into long ropes about 1/2 inch width. On a floured surface, cut ropes into half-inch pieces and lightly dust with more flour so they don't stick to one another. 
    4. If you desire, roll the pieces over a fork to make ridges. 
    5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in gnocchi and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until gnocchi have risen to the top; drain and serve with your favorite sauce. 
Nutrition Information
Yield 5 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 312Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 37mgSodium 150mgCarbohydrates 64gFiber 4gSugar 1gProtein 10g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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