Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce Recipe

Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce Recipe

2019-07-06
4 Stars (23 Voters)
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Learn how to make homemade gnocchi from scratch. These potato gnocchi are light, soft and airy exactly as they should be. You can serve gnocchi with any sauce but in this recipe we serve them with delicious tomato sauce.
DIFFICULTY
Medium
YIELDS
5
PREP TIME
1¼ Hours
WORK TIME
45 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Italian
INGREDIENTS

    For the gnocchi:

    • 1kg (2¼lb) Potatoes
    • 1-2 teaspoons Salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
    • 1 Egg
    • 1½-2 cups (190-250g) All-purpose Flour *more if needed

    For the sauce:

    • 2-3 tablespoons Olive oil
    • 1 Onion
    • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
    • 800g (28oz) Tomato sauce
    • 8-10 Basil leaves
    • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
    • Parmesan
DIRECTIONS

1. Make the gnocchi: Put the potatoes in a large pot. Fill the pot with cold water and add 1 tablespoon of salt. Bring to water to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes.

2. Drain and let cool slightly until cool enough to handle but still warm. Peel and transfer to a large bowl. Mash the potatoes until there is no lumps. Add egg and mix until combined. place mashed potato onto a clean surface, add flour and knead until smooth and soft dough forms. Add more flour if needed.

3. Cut the dough into 4 parts. Roll out each part into a long rope, about 1-inch wide. Slice the rope into ½-inch squares and set aside on a lightly floured surface.

4. At this stage the gnocchi are ready to boil. You can leave then in this shape, or shape them with a fork (you can see the method in the video)

5. Make the sauce: in a large skillet heat olive oil, add chopped onion and garlic and sauté for 4-5 minutes, until slightly golden. Add crushed garlic and sauté for 2 minutes more. Pour tomato sauce, add chopped basil and dried oregano. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.

6. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the gnocchi in batches, gnocchi are ready when they float to the top.

7. Drain and add to the cooked sauce, add a little pasta water, cook for 1 minute, gently tossing. Serve immediately and grate some parmesan cheese on top.

COMMENTS (8)
  • J
    Jennifer Bolland
    7/7/2019

    Love these. A couple more ingredients and you have simply delicious POTATO BREAD.... Soft, tasty and longer lasting (as if) sandwich bread. Yummy

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  • m
    mariam
    11/4/2019

    how many people is this for

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    the cooking foodie
    11/7/2019

    5

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  • D
    Denise Saludes
    5/1/2020

    What's nice about all of your recipes in your website is, you don't have the typical 10 pages of essay why you're making the recipe unlike the others. Yours is straight to the point...THE RECIPE. It makes your website stand out to others.. I always watch your recipe videos in YT and you make it look like its always very easy to make. Hoping that you will be more successful than ever :)

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    The Cooking Foodie
    5/3/2020

    Thank you Denise :)

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  • S
    Serena
    7/15/2020

    Would this work if I substituted the all purpose flour with gluten free flour?

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  • S
    Serena
    7/16/2020

    For anyone who would like to know I tried the recipe with gluten-free flour last night and it worked really well. I really love the video to go with it because it was nice to see a visual guide of the recipe Thank you :)

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