What Is... Gnocchi?

What is Gnocchi?

These potato dumplings, traditionally served as a first course, are small bites of heaven.

Gnocchi Shopping Tips

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Gnocchi Cooking How-Tos

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

More On Gnocchi

Mashed potato, flour and an egg -- all you need to knead for gnocchi.


As chef Jim Burke describes, this decadent dish is "immensely satisfying" to make. It’s simple and straightforward, but so creamy and indulgent that you may find yourself getting lost in the meal (and hopefully forgetting what day it is altogether).

Ingredients: 13 small russet potatoes 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 egg 2 tsp salt -------------------------------------------------- 6 slices bacon 2 small, chopped onions 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 oz tomato sauce 1/2 of a small (6 ounce) can tomato ...