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Homemade Gnocchi

Homemade Gnocchi

adapted from King Arthur Flour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 243 kcal
Author: Jillee


  • 2 cups prepared instant potatoes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Add the eggs and the salt to the potatoes and combine.
  2. Then add the flour and mix until you achieve a soft dough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead just until the dough ball is smooth. Then cut your dough into 8 equal pieces.
  4. Working with one dough piece at a time, roll it out into a rope that’s about the same width as your thumb.
  5. Use kitchen scissors or a knife to cut the rope into 1/2” to 3/4” pieces. Place the dough pieces on a piece of parchment paper that has been floured lightly.
  6. To shape the gnocchi, hold your gnocchi board at a 45 degree angle and use your other hand to press a piece of dough onto it with your thumb. Gently drag your thumb down the board about an inch or so, and the dough should curl back around your thumb as you go, forming a little pocket.
  7. Put the gnocchi back onto your floured parchment paper as you go.
  8. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt (about a half teaspoon or so.) Place your gnocchi gently into the boiling water, but don’t crowd them. They should all be able to sit on the surface of the water in a single layer.
  9. Let your gnocchi cook until puffed and tender, about 4 minutes. Scoop them out of the pot with a strainer spoon or drain them into a colander.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving (6 servings)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 430mg19%
Potassium 284mg8%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 16.2mg20%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.