Servings: 6

Total time: 1 hour

Level: Medium


I don’t forget some foods I ate in different countries, and sometimes I try it in my own kitchen. Yesterday, I tried one of them, this food recipe is called Gnocchi from the Italian kitchen. I tried making gnocchi, I read recipes of the Food Network, Allrecipes and Italian Chef Gennaro Contaldo, I added some small ingredients to the recipes I read, I prepared tomato sauce and served the Gnocchi with tomato sauce . I hope you like it too.
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make soft and delicious homemade gnocchi. They work well with butter or tomato sauce – but you can also use it if you love pesto sauce.

In addition, I saw in Milan trip that, Gnocchi is usually served after appetizers as a first course in Italy, and They are followed by a meat , vegetable course, Italians eat Gnocchi before the main dish. However, Gnocchi can easily be served as a main course with a green salad, as I did. it is very light meal and so delicious. Enjoy it! 🙂


3 potatoes

2 cups all- purpose flour

1 large egg

Salt to taste -about 1 teaspoon sea salt


1 table spoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

3 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 teaspoon tomato paste

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 leaf fresh basil or 2 fresh leaf mint

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes and freshly ground pepper.

Sea salt to taste

1/4 cup water from cooked gnocchi of water

1/4 cup thinly shaved Parmesan cheese for serving- it is optional

How to Cook Tomato Sauce:

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and immediately,add onion, cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent about 3-4 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook about 1 minutes add tomato, basil, red pepper flakes, grounded black pepper and tomato paste. Reduce the heat to low, simmer until slightly thick, about 10-15 minutes. Add sea salt to taste, remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.


1-Bring a large pot of water to boil. Wash potatoes and add to pot, cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain boiled potatoes, let it cool and mash with a fork or potato masher. (You can use baked potato, you might need to use less flour.)

2-Combine mashed potato, 1 cup flour, salt and egg in a large bowl. Add the remain flour little by little. Knead until dough forms a ball. You will know you have enough flour in the dough when you can shape it and work with it without having a sticky mess. If the dough is very wet, sticky and soft add a little bit flour into it until it is not sticky. Gently, knead your dough and avoid using more flour.

3-Shape small portions of the dough into long “snakes”, on a floured surface, cut the rolled into 1cm pieces, then slide each piece on a fork and squeeze a little ( but not too hard). Or use the gnocchi board, it has been slightly floured, slowly roll the gnocchi forward on the board gently pressure as you go. Round out the ends when finished to create a cylindrical gnocchi shape. Repeat this process with the remaining gnocchi. Sprinkle with a little bit of flour on a tray and place shaped Gnocchi on it.

4-Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place your Gnocchi in the boiled water and cook for 2-4 minutes or until Gnocchi have risen to the top. Drain it and transfer in your tomato sauce or melted butter, gently toss, serve with cheese shavings.

What you want desire you can consume with it. Serve cooked Gnocchi warm to your family or friends. Enjoy it! 🙂


Boil prepared Gnocchi about 3-4 minutes or until Gnocchi have risen to the top.
Add cooked gnocchi into tomato sauce.


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