Homemade Potato Gnocchi

I’ve been dealing with a lot of stuff recently and so I haven’t been posting. But I’m back now and hopefully I won’t stop for that long again. That said, I made potato gnocchi. Gnocchi come in plastic packaging so I make them from scratch. I never liked store bought gnocchi that much but I really love these homemade ones. These are pretty simple to make and they taste awesome. Here’s how to make them.


  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes (I’ve used yellow, red, purple and russet and they all work well. I buy loose potatoes instead of the ones on plastic bags.)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (I bought this in a paper bag)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (I bought this in bulk. It’s actually Himalayan pink salt.)

Scrub the potatoes and boil them for half an hour or until tender.

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Drain and peel the potatoes. Return them to the pot and mash them.

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Add the flour. Mix until you have a dough.

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Take off small pieces, flatten them into discs and indent them with your thumb. There are a lot of different shapes you can make but this is just how I do it.

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Put them on a floured surface until you’re ready to cook them. Flour is important otherwise they will all stick and you will have to start over shaping the dough.

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Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the gnocchi. They will float when done. It takes a couple minutes.

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Serve with the sauce of your choice. I put mushroom cream sauce on this time but I usually put on homemade pesto.

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