Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce

Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce

This simple potato, flour, and egg recipe is one recipe which I make very often. It is a Great Italian comfort food doesn’t get better than homemade gnocchi.

These easy gnocchi are delicious with browned butter and any pasta sauce. I have made it with basil pesto sauce. You can also use red pasta sauce or white sauce. All the sauces go well with this recipe!

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  • 500 grams Potato
  • 2 – 3 cups of all-purpose Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tbsp. Salt
  • 2-3 tbsp. Pesto Sauce
  • 7-8 Basil


  1. In a large boil the potatoes with skin on.Remove potatoes and drain well.Allow them to cool.
  2. Peel the boil potatoes, removing any brown spots that might be below the skin.
  3. Mound riced potato on the middle of a wooden board or a clean, dry countertop. Top with flour. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Using your hands, scoop out the center of your mound and break an egg into the center. Beat the egg with a fork.
  5. Use your hands to combine ingredients and knead to form a dough. Cut dough into 8-10 piece.
  6. Roll each piece by gently pushing with fingers spread.
  7. Using a pastry cutter, cut dough ropes into 1-inch pieces. Cut ends at an angle.
  8. Use a fork to create ridges or indent gently with your thumb.This process isn’t necessary but adds to the aesthetic of your final dish.
  9. Gently shake away any excess flour and place finished gnocchi in a large pot of salted boiling water. Cook gnocchi until they float to the top, about 2-4 minutes.
  10. Gently remove them with a slotted spoon, drain very well.
  11. Toss them in a saucepan with butter and pesto sauce and cook together for about 2 minutes.
  12. Serve hot with some basils.

Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce

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