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Easy Baked Gnocchi you really need to make

I adore delicious pasta, especially when cooked with high-quality brands (Pasta di Martino, Rummo, Meliora and De Cecco) which enhance its flavors, elevating the dish to new level. While I thoroughly enjoy pasta, I also relish the opportunity to craft my own creations, incorporating real ingredients like potatoes to make Easy Baked Gnocchi.  Making gnocchi is undeniably one of the simplest recipes one can master, yet its taste is remarkably satisfying.

One of the aspects I appreciate most about gnocchi is its versatility. With minimal ingredients such as butter, salt, and pepper, gnocchi can be transformed into a delightful meal. Whether served as a simple yet elegant dish or enhanced with a variety of flavorful ingredients, gnocchi always delivers a culinary delight.

Easy Baked Gnocchi

Below, I’ve created Gnocchi from scratch by boiling potatoes and mixing them with flour, along with a bit of salt and pepper. Then, I sautéed onions, garlic, salt, pepper, and tomato sauce. Next, I added the gnocchi and tomato sauce to a baking dish and sprinkled it with shredded cheese before baking it for 30-40 minutes, or until satisfied with the golden crust on top. This dish was incredibly easy to make, yet remarkably delicious.


Here’s a recipe for crafting Easy Baked Gnocchi:


  • 2 large potatoes, preferably Russet
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Begin by boiling the potatoes in a large pot of salted water until tender, approximately 15-20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and allow them to cool slightly.
  2. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel off the skins and mash them thoroughly in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Gradually incorporate the flour into the mashed potatoes, kneading the mixture until a smooth dough forms. Be cautious not to overwork the dough, as this can result in dense gnocchi.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, divide the dough into small portions. Roll each portion into a long rope, approximately 1/2 inch in diameter.
  5. Using a knife or bench scraper, cut the ropes of dough into bite-sized pieces, forming the gnocchi. To add texture, you can gently press the tines of a fork against each gnocchi, creating ridges.
  6. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the gnocchi in batches until they float to the surface, indicating they are cooked through, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, remove the cooked gnocchi from the water and transfer them to a serving dish.
  8. Serve the gnocchi immediately, tossed with melted butter, salt, and pepper, or your preferred sauce and garnishes.

Enjoy the delightful simplicity of homemade gnocchi, a testament to the beauty of crafting pasta from scratch. Whether enjoyed as a standalone dish or paired with your favorite accompaniments, this Easy Baked Gnocchi recipe is sure to impress with its irresistible flavor and texture.