Gnocchi is a type of dumpling that originates from Italy. It is made from a variety of ingredients, the most common being potatoes, flour, egg and cheese. Gnocchi can be served as a main course or a side dish, and goes well with a variety of sauces.


  • 1kg potatoes
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 50g grated cheese


1. Peel and boil the potatoes until soft. Mash them and leave to cool.

2. Mix the potatoes with the flour, egg and cheese to form a dough.

3. Roll the dough into long sausage shapes, then cut into small pieces.

4. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the gnocchi for 2-3 minutes until they float to the surface.

5. Serve with your favourite sauce.

Potential changes & improvements

You can add other flavourings to the dough, such as herbs or spices. For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free flour.

What other food it works well with

Gnocchi goes well with a variety of sauces, such as pesto, tomato or cream sauce. It can also be served with vegetables or meat.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake is to overcook the gnocchi, which makes them very soft and mushy. Another mistake is to not cook them long enough, which results in them being hard and chewy.

Nutritional Information

Gnocchi is high in carbohydrates and calories. One serving (100g) contains:

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 1.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fibre: 3g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Salt: 0.4g


This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Dairy

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