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Homestyle Potato Gnocchi Recipe

A simple combination of potatoes, flour, egg and salt, is all that’s needed to make tasty and satisfying homemade gnocchi. Once mastered, it’ll easily become a favorite alternative recipe to pasta, rice or other potato side dish.

Potato gnocchi in a bowl.

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Making a Homestyle Potato Gnocchi Recipe

Originating from Italian cuisine, gnocchi is best described as a form of dumpling. They are small pieces of dough made with potato and usually cut into oblong shapes with creases formed by a gnocchi paddle. However, we purposely made this batch of gnocchi without showing it’s possible to make even without all the tools.

Overhead view of potato gnocchi in a bowl.

It definitely takes on more of a homestyle look and feel, with all the taste and flavor of a classic buttery gnocchi dish.

Potato gnocchi served over a piece of saucy pork chop.

Homestyle Potato Gnocchi Recipe

Jane and Sonja
A simple, homestyle recipe for making delicous potato gnocchi.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 1 kg white potatoes peeled and cut into smaller pieces
  • 2.5 cups flour all purpose
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Cook potatoes until soft in salted water.
  • Drain and mash the potatoes until there are no lumps.
  • Combine flour with salt in a separate bowl.
  • Add flour mixture slowly to the mashed poatoes and continue mixing.
  • When flour is almost well mixed in, add egg and mix altogether.
  • Divide dough into 8 parts in equal size. Roll out on a floured surface with hands to form logs about ½” diameter.
  • Cut into 1” long pieces.
  • Boil a large pot of salted water (3L) and add gnocchi.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • Put in a frying pan with heated 3-4 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter. Sautee for 1 minute.
  • Serve immediately.
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What to Serve with Potato Gnocchi

Feel free to serve potato gnocchi with almost anything! It’s especially delicious with saucy meals such as this classic beef goulash, sauteed vegetable stew or these classic stuffed peppers. We’ve shown the gnocchi served with non breaded beef-schnitzel so we’ll share the recipe for that soon!

We hope you enjoy this potato gnocchi recipe! Please let us know which main dish you love to serve your homestyle gnocchi along side in the comments below.

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