Tuesday, March 2, 2010


You really must try this. It is SO easy and quick and delicious...really, try it!
This fed our family fine but I would double it if I had bigger kids or adults that really like to eat. We really like to eat but shouldn't so I only made enough to serve 3 adults and the kids split one serving.

Gnocchi (serves 3):
1 Cup Mashed Potatoes (I used the leftovers from last night but you can buy ready-made, use instant, or make some from scratch - your call)
2 Egg Yolks
1/8 t Ground Nutmeg
1/8 t Salt
1/8 t Pepper
1/2 C Flour
1/4 C Parmesan Cheese

1/4 C Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Basil (optional)

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. While you are waiting for this pot to boil, you might as well make some pasta!

Combine all ingredients, except for the cheese and basil for topping. It will look like this:

Press it together and dump it onto a floured surface. I separated it into two piles and kneaded it a couple of times before rolling it into 1 to 1 1/2 inch tubes (remember making snakes with play-doh? This is the same thing).

Once you have your tubes/snakes cut them into 1 inch segments, like this:

Time to cook! To avoid overcrowding the pot, I did it in two batches. Drop the gnocchi into the pot and once they float to the top, cook them for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.

Drain them and toss in your favorite pasta sauce or pesto. Top with extra cheese and chopped fresh basil, if so desired. Serve and enjoy.

I gave the boys grapes with theirs and we had a spinach salad dressed with Newman's Own Light Vinaigrette and a sprinkling of goat cheese crumbles. It was delicious!

1 comment:

  1. I've never tried making gnocchi before...I didn't realize it was that simple!