Homemade Gnocchi Like Nonna Used to Make

Homemade Gnocchi Like Nonna Used to Make

Homemade Gnocchi Like Nonna Used to Make

There’s something magical about recreating the flavors of Nonna’s kitchen. This recipe for Homemade Gnocchi is a heartfelt journey back to the rustic kitchens of Italy, where every bite tells a story of tradition, love, and comfort. The tender pillows of gnocchi are reminiscent of family gatherings and the joy of sharing a meal with loved ones.


  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, baked and peeled
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Pass the peeled potatoes through a ricer while they are still warm. Spread the riced potatoes on a clean surface.
  2. Sprinkle the flour over the potatoes, and then add the beaten egg and a pinch of salt.
  3. Gently knead the mixture until it forms a soft dough. Be careful not to over-knead, as it could make the gnocchi dense.
  4. Divide the dough into smaller portions and roll each portion into a long, thin rope.
  5. Cut the ropes into bite-sized pieces, and if desired, roll each piece over a fork to create the classic gnocchi texture.
  6. Bring a large pot of salted water to a gentle boil. Add the gnocchi in batches.
  7. Once the gnocchi rise to the surface, let them cook for an additional 1-2 minutes before removing with a slotted spoon.
  8. Serve with your favorite sauce, whether it’s a rich tomato ragù or a simple sage butter.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Homemade Gnocchi Like Nonna Used to Make – A recipe for timeless potato gnocchi that brings the warmth of family traditions to your plate.

Nutrition information: Calories: 250, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 1g

Recreating this gnocchi recipe is more than just cooking; it’s an art that bridges generations. As you take that first bite of these delicate gnocchi, you’ll find yourself transported to Nonna’s kitchen, feeling the love and dedication that went into crafting each piece. Whether shared with family or friends, this dish captures the essence of Italian comfort and brings people together just like Nonna always did.

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