Homemade Potato Gnocchi Pasta

Potato gnocchi is a classic Italian Dish traditionally made with potato and flour. It’s a very simple pasta recipe which can easily be made at home. Gnocchi can be served with a variety of pasta sauces or can also be served as is. Potato Gnocchi is soft, tender and a perfect comfort food. This potato gnocchi recipe is a Vegan Gnocchi as it’s made without the egg.

Classic potato gnocchi recipe which is tender, soft and pillowy pasta loved by kids and adults.

Kids love Pasta and we mommies love it when our kids eat freshly made home cooked pasta. Who says making pasta is difficult. Start by making this easy pasta recipe at home. It takes about 20 minutes to make from start to finish.

Potato gnocchi is the perfect comfort food and is made with whole wheat and potatoes, both of which are calorie dense and nutritious for a growing child. If you have a fussy eater, then all the more reason you should give this pasta a try. You may also like Pasta 4 Ways and our favorite Homemade Rainbow Pasta recipe.

This potato gnocchi recipe is part of my ongoing series on “20+ Weight Gain Foods and Recipes”. If you also worry about your child’s weight then you must read our article, where you will see 20+ weight gain foods and also all the easy recipes made with all those ingredients. Here are some of our other recipes especially made for Weight Gain series:

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Is gnocchi pasta or potato?

Gnocchi is an Italian Dumpling made with potatoes. It’s a classic pasta dish which are pillowy soft and can be eaten as is or with a variety of sauces.

How do you make potato gnocchi?

I have shared the recipe for making potato gnocchi here. This is a Vegan Potato Gnocchi recipe made with just two ingredients, potato and whole wheat flour.

How long does potato gnocchi take to cook?

Boil water in a big pan and add salt to it. Add gnocchi as soon as the water boils. Take the gnocchi out as soon as they start floating. Gnocchi takes about 1 to 2 minutes to cook.

Homemade Potato Gnocchi Pasta Recipe

Classic potato gnocchi recipe which is tender, soft and pillowy pasta.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Nandita


  • 1/2 cup Boiled and Mashed Potato
  • 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper Powder optional
  • 1 tbsp Ghee clarified butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic chopped


  1. Make sure that the potato mash is cold and not steaming hot. The potatoes need to be mashed very well. Preferably, through a potato ricer or you can pass it through a sieve to get a smooth mash.
  2. Take boiled and mashed potato in a bowl or on a clean work surface.
  3. Add flour, salt and pepper to the potatoes.
  4. Start mixing and knead into a soft but non sticky dough. If the dough is sticky, then you may need to add flour, little at a time. If it’s dry then, you will need to add more potato mash to it.
  5. Roll the dough into a log approximately 1/2 inch in diameter.
  6. Cut the whole log into 1 inch pieces.
  7. Now with the help of some flour, form each piece in the shape of a small pillow.

  8. You can roll each pillow down the back of a fork to give them their distinctive shape but this step is totally optional.
  9. Now heat a pot with water and salt and bring it to a boil.
  10. Drop the gnocchi in the boiling water and wait for it to come up. Take the gnocchi out with a slotted spoon as they come up and immediately pour some cold water over them.
  11. Heat a pan and pour ghee (or clarified butter).
  12. Add garlic and stir until fragrant.
  13. Add drained gnocchi and slightly crisp them up in ghee. Don’t mix too much otherwise the gnocchi may break.
  14. You can add any vegetable or sauce of your choice. This is a simple crispy gnocchi recipe.

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