How To Make Gnocchi

How To Make Gnocchi

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1 kilogram floury potatoes boiled until tender
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • mixed dried herbs (basil and oregano are especially good), optional


  • While the potatoes are hot, peel and mash.
  • Cool the potatoes slightly. While warm, add the flour, beaten eggs and herbs, if using. Mix until everything comes together and forms a dough.
  • Cut the dough into four or five equal portions.
  • Take one portion and, on a floured working surface, roll out into a log about an inch in diameter. Cut into one-inch pieces.
  • Take a piece of dough, press your forefinger at the center to make an indentation then lightly roll the dough away from you.
  • Alternatively, lift up a piece of dough and sandwich it between the thumb of one hand and a fork held by the other hand.
  • Repeat until all the dough have been rolled.
  • Dump the gnocchi in boiling water. When they float to the surface, they are done.
  • Toss the gnocchi with you preferred sauce and garnish with cheese.