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Homemade Gnocchi Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 388
This easy homemade Gnocchi recipe is the perfect way to make soft and tender Italian gnocchi at home. You can then choosee between marinara sauce or pesto sauce to serve up this family favorite!


  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper


  • First, bake the russet potatoes. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Pierce the potatoes all over with a fork and then set onto the baking sheet. Bake in the oven until fork tender, or a little over an hour. Allow to cool completely before proceeding. Once the potatoes have fully cooled, slice in half, scoop out the fleshed place into a bowl. Mash the potatoes and then stir in the flour, ricotta, parmesan, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.
  • Now, it is time to work the dough. On a floured work surface divide the dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll each individual piece into an 18-inch long rope that is about 1 inch in diameter. Once at the proper measurements, cut the ropes into a 3/4 to 1 inch or bite-size pieces. Roll each piece along the tines of a fork to achieve the homemade, ribbed, texture.
  • Now, cook the gnocchi. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the gnocchi in batches to ensure the pot is not crowded. Each batch should take about 5-6 minutes. Drain well and toss in your favorite sauce.
Calories: 388kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian


Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 4mg