How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian potato pasta recipe.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian pasta recipe. swedish love affair

Gnocchi, Italian potato pasta.

Inspired by Italy I made gnocchi today. Gnocchi is a form of potato pasta originated from Northern Italy, and it’s one of my favorite types of pasta. An Italian friend taught me how to prepare it some years ago, and it tastes fantastic when homemade!
Here is how to make and shape ghocchi.

You’ll need cooked potatoes and equal amount of flour by weight, and a couple of eggs.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian pasta recipe. swedish love affair

Peel and boil your potatoes in salted water. You can cut them in halves to make the boiling time shorter.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian pasta recipe. swedish love affair

Let your potatoes rest and cool down. Don't put any oil or butter in them!

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian pasta recipe. swedish love affair

Grate the potatoes.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian pasta recipe. swedish love affair

Put your grated potatoes in a bowl.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian pasta recipe. swedish love affair

Add the flour.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian pasta recipe. swedish love affair

Add the eggs.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian pasta recipe. swedish love affair

Mix everything until it looks like regular dough.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian pasta recipe. swedish love affair

Form a roll.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian pasta recipe. swedish love affair

Cut it in small pieces. Many people consider the gnocchi done at this stage.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian pasta recipe. swedish love affair

However, if you want classic gnocchi you need to shape them characteristically. You'll need a fork for this.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian potato pasta recipe. swedish love affair

Press a piece of your gnocchi dough onto the fork.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian potato pasta recipe. swedish love affair

And roll it off the fork gently. This step requires practice.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian potato pasta recipe. swedish love affair

A perfect gnocchi!

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian potato pasta recipe. swedish love affair

Don't make too many, because they taste their best freshly cooked - you don't want to save them for later. Try to make them around the same size. Put them into boiling water and cook until they come up to the surface. This usually takes no time at all.

How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian potato pasta recipe. swedish love affair

You're done! I ate mine with grilled carrots and mushrooms, and baby vegetables on the side. But gnocchi is also delicious with parmesan, tomato sauce and basil, or cream sauce.

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21 Responses to How to make and shape gnocchi. Italian potato pasta recipe.

  1. jill says:

    It looks absolutely stunning! I’ve never made home-made pasta of any kind, but I always have gnocchi whenever I’m at an Italian restaurant. After seeing this, I’m thinking about trying it out though! Maybe even tonight. I’ll get back to you with my results=)
    Cheers

  2. Lisa says:

    Inspiring, as always! I’ve never had gnocchi, but this looks and sounds incredibly good. I’ll have my bf make this soon (maybe on Valentines=) ), he’s much better than me at this sort of thing.
    Love the photos, too!

  3. Oh, cool! I’ve been wanting to try these for ages, thanks for reminding, my bf will love it ;)
    And I had pancakes with salmon, cheese and spring onion today, mmm.

    • Antonia says:

      Sounds delicious! I’m horrible at making pancakes (every pancake I make is like my first one, and you know what they say;))!
      Good luck with gnocchi, Marina=)

  4. Your mum says:

    What about salt?

  5. Cee says:

    I absolutely adore gnocchi and yours look delicious. I’ve never made them myself before, but your post may just be the inspiration I needed!
    xox,
    Cee

  6. Maura says:

    These babies look soooo cute! I bet they taste great, too!
    How can you be so good at everything, Antonia?!

  7. Leia says:

    Yum, I absolutely love gnocchi! An Italian cook taught our cook at home how to make it, so we have it once or twice a month. He usually makes it with a tomato sauce, but I love your idea of having it with fresh vegetables! I had no idea that eggs go into it, must remember that in case I’m having a vegan day :)

    • Antonia says:

      Do you have vegan days every now and then, Leia? I think I’ve missed that=)

      • Leia says:

        I’ve been vegetarian for several years, but I also like to have a few days during the week when I am totally vegan (and avoid sugar too). It makes me feel amazing and energised! I would do it all the time if I could, but I would miss cheese too much ;)

        However, after reading this recipe I googled ‘vegan gnocchi’ and found out that it IS possible if you replace the egg with oil, so I must try that out :)

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  10. Negarin Dokht Khosravi says:

    I haven’t try it yet ,but I think it’s gone be very good thanks to you

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