Homemade Italian Gnocchi Recipe

Italian Pasta Recipes

A rich velvety homemade Italian Gnocchi Recipe covered with either a dreamy creamy or a zesty tomato based sauce!

This is an authentic Michele Romano Italian Pasta recipe.

Gnocchi is a marvellous way to venture out, if you haven’t before, and make your own homemade pasta!

The best darn gnocchi you will ever have! (We are talking Gnocchi here lol),

Easy and Fun

I never realized how easy and fun these would be to make. By the way, both sauces are equally delicious. It is just a matter of preference which to choose. I will provide the simple cream sauce recipe below.

You will find tomato based sauce recipes on my website like the Pasta Shuta recipe in the pasta section. Feel free to browse.

Michele Romano Recipes

Homemade Italian Gnocchi Recipe


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (approx 3 large potatoes)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup unbleached organic flour (plus extra for flouring surface)

Gnocchi Preparation:

  1. Peel and boil potatoes until soft.
  2. Add ¼ cup milk and 2 tbsp butter, mash until creamy.
  3.  Mix in the egg yolks, parmesan, then gradually blend in the flour.
  4. Work with your hands until a loose dough is formed, then transfer onto a floured surface.
  5. Divide the dough into approx 6 portions, rolling into a rope about ½ inch thick, cut each rope into 1/2 inch lengths.
  6. Press your finger into each piece of dough to make a concave shape, then roll a fork over the outer surface to make deep ridges. Fold the outer edges in toward each other to make a hollow in the middle.
  7. Bring salted water to boil, add gnocchi in batches stirring gently. Cook 1-2 minutes or until they rise to the surface. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  8. Serve with pasta sauce of your choice.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 90 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes

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