How to Make Gnocchi (With Recipe)

Last Updated on November 28, 2021

Gnocchi is a classic Italian dish that’s perfect for entertaining.
If you want to impress your guests, then try making gnocchi at home!
There are lots of different recipes out there, but here’s my recipe for homemade gnocchi.
This recipe makes delicious gnocchi that everyone will love.

What Potatoes are the best for Gnocchi?

Potatoes are the base ingredient for gnocchi. The potato itself is what gives the gnocchi its lightness and texture. It is important to choose potatoes that are firm enough to hold together well but not too hard. For best results, try using russet potatoes. These are starchy potatoes that have a nice flavor and hold their shape well. Other varieties of potatoes such as Yukon Golds, Red Bliss, and fingerling potatoes are good choices as well. How to make Potato Gnocchi? 1. Peel and cut potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes. 2. Boil potatoes until tender. 3. Drain off any remaining liquid. 4. Mash potatoes with butter, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. 5. Add eggs and mix well. 6. Form dough into balls about 1/4 cup each. 7. Roll dough between two sheets of plastic wrap until very thin. 8. Cut into desired shapes. 9. Bring salted water to a boil. 10. Drop gnocchi into boiling water and simmer for

What is the best flour to use for gnocchi?

When making gnocchi, the type of flour used is extremely important. Using bread flour will give the gnocchi a lighter taste and texture. However, if you prefer a denser gnocchi, you can use semolina flour instead. Semolina flour is made from durum wheat and is usually found in Italian grocery stores.

Cook the Potatoes with the Skin On

Potatoes are a staple ingredient in many dishes. From mashed potatoes to potato salad, we eat potatoes every day. But did you know that potatoes are actually not vegetables but rather fruits? This is because they are classified as tubers, which are underground stems that store nutrients. While potatoes are typically cooked using methods such as baking, roasting, or grilling, they can also be prepared in other ways. For instance, you can bake potatoes in the oven, boil them in a pan, or even roast them in the microwave.

Mash while the Potatoes are still Hot

If you want to mash hot potatoes, you can simply place them directly into a bowl of cold water. This method works well if you want to serve the potatoes immediately after mashing them. However, if you want to save the potatoes for later, you can put them in a sealed container and refrigerate them until needed.

Start mixing right away

Mixing hot mashed potatoes is easy. Simply pour the hot potatoes onto a plate or shallow dish and stir vigorously with a fork or potato masher. As soon as the potatoes cool slightly, they become easier to handle and mix.

How to shape gnocchi

Gnocchi are dumplings that are usually served either baked or fried. To form gnocchi dough, combine flour, eggs, salt, and cheese in a bowl. Add cold butter and knead until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll into balls about 2 inches in diameter. Place on a floured surface and roll each ball under your palms to flatten. Cut into quarters using a knife dipped in flour.

Time to Cook!

To cook gnocchi, place them in salted boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and serve immediately.

How to know when gnocchi is done

Gnocchi is cooked when it floats to the surface.

What is the shelf life of gnocchi?

Gnocchi is a type of pasta that is usually served cold but can be eaten hot. It is typically made from semolina flour and eggs. Gnocchi is usually served with sauces such as tomato sauce, pesto, cream, butter, cheese, or meat. Gnocchi is not only used as a side dish but also as a main course. It is usually served as part of a meal along with other dishes such as risotto, polenta, soup, or pasta. Gnocchi is stored in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. After that, it loses its texture and becomes dry. To avoid this problem, store gnocchi in a sealed container in the freezer.


Semolina flour also called durum wheat flour is the key ingredient in making gnocchi. Semolina flour is ground from durum wheat, which is a hard wheat grain. Semolina flour is available in different sizes depending on how fine or coarse the flour is. Fine semolina flour is used to make gnocchi while coarse semolina flour is used for breads. Semolina flour is gluten free and does not contain any additives. Eggs are added to the dough because they help bind the ingredients together. Eggs also act as a binder between the semolina flour and the liquid. Water is added to the mixture to form a paste. This paste is kneaded until smooth and elastic. Once the dough is formed into balls, it is cut into pieces and rolled out using a rolling pin. The pieces are then flattened into thin sheets and cut into desired shapes. To prevent the gnocchi from sticking together during cooking, the edges of each piece are dipped in flour. A fork is used to press down the edges of the gnocchi to ensure that they stay flat during cooking


1 Heat the oven to 200°C 400°F. 2 Line a baking tray with non-stick paper. 3 In a bowl, mix the semolina flour, eggs and salt. 4 Add the milk and mix well. 5 Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. 6 Place the ball onto the prepared tray. 7 Repeat steps 1-6 until all the mixture is used up. 8 Bake for 15 minutes. 9 Remove from the oven and let cool completely. 10 Store in airtight containers.

In summary, I’ve discovered my new favorite dish. It’s not hard to make , but it does require a little bit of time and effort. Once you’ve made it a few times, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. And the next time you’re at a party and someone asks you what you’re doing for dinner, you’ll know exactly what to say.

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