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Homemade Italian Gnocchi is cut into pieces on a floured surface.

Homemade Italian Gnocchi

Homemade Italian gnocchi is a light, pillowy, potato-based pasta that uses 4 easy to find ingredients! Pasta making has never been easier!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword gnocchi, pasta
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 288 kcal
Author sherry brubaker


  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • salt & pepper


  1. Cook the potatoes. Wash and dry the potatoes. Pierce the potatoes with a fork about 10 times. Place the potatoes in the microwave for 15 minutes. Feel the potatoes and check their softness. If they need more cooking time, turn them in the microwave and cook them for another 3-5 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the microwave and carefully remove their skin with a paring knife and discard the skin. Be careful- they are hot!

  2. Make the gnocchi dough. Lightly mash the potatoes with with a fork and spread it out in a thin layer on your work surface. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, salt, pepper, and any other seasoning you'd like. Place the egg mixture ontop of the potatoes. Sprinkle the flour over the potato mixture. Use your hands to encorporate the ingredients and make the dough ball. Kneed the dough until it creates a slightly sticky dough ball. Do not overakneed the dough.

  3. Cut the gnocchi. Flour your work surface. Place the dough ontop of the floured surface, then cut it into 4 equal parts. Roll each part into a 1 inch thick rope. Use a sharp knife to cut each gnocchi into 1 inch pieces.

  4. Cook the gnocchi. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a roaring boil. Work in batches. Place half the gnocchi in the boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they float on the surface. Use a slotted spoon to remove the gnocchi from the pot, then palce them in a serving bowl. Optional: Drizzle the gnocchi with a little olive oil to prevent them from sticking. Serve them immediatly. Mangia!

Recipe Notes

If you are using a pasta sauce, simple take the gnocchi out of the boiling water and sauce them immediatly!

Pan sear

Since the gnocchi is made with raw flour, they need to be boiled for them to cook. Boil the gnocchi the same way as mentioned above.

Next, heat some oil in the pan over medium heat. Place the gnocchi in the pan and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes, or toss in with whatever ingredient you are cooking with.


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the gnocchi on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and roast them for 10-20 minutes.

Air fryer

 Place the uncooked gnocchi in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Italian Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 660mg19%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.