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Potato Gnocchi Pasta – 3-Ingredient Recipe

  • Prep Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Total Time: 1 hour


  • 2 pounds baking potatoes (900g) (Idaho, russet, or désirée)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (125g)
  • More flour for dusting


  1. 1. First, bake the potatoes at 400 degres F (200C) for about 1 hour, or until fork-tender.
  2. 2. Out of oven, immediately spilt them open. Then peel off the flesh and add in a bowl. Mash with a potato masher or a fork. Season with salt. Continue mashing until smooth. Then add to a fine sieve and push the potato with a spoon. This will remove any lumps. You can use a food mill or a ricer.
  3. 3. Now sprinkle half of the flour on the clean working surface. And transfer the potato over the flour and spread evenly. Then sprinkle remaining flour over the potato. And make a well in the center and add in an egg yolk. Then break it with an index finger and make circles. And start kneading. It should form a slightly sticky dough. If it’s too sticky add flour a little more.
  4. 4. And roll out in half-inch thick with a rolling pin. And cut in ribbons with a pizza cutter or a knife. Roll a ribbon into a rope. Then cut the rope into 1-inch lengths.
  5. 5. Dust with flour on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roll each piece into a ball. And arrange the dumplings on the sheet. Then lightly push a dumpling on the back of a fork to make a ridge pattern. Repeat with remaining dumplings.
  6. 6. In a large pan of generously salted boiling water, add gnocchi. Cook in batches, not all at once. I am cooking 10 dumplings at a time. Then cook until they rise to the surface. Cook them on the surface for additional 30 seconds. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a dish. The dumplings will get harder as they cool.
  7. 7. Serve with pomodoro sauce, pepper and cheese.


  • Serving Size: 9