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Potato Gnocchi

Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

The potato in this recipe makes the gnocchi's texture soft and creamy. Sprinkle some cheese and you're good to go for dinner. 

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  • 1 Cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1 Cup boiling water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 Cup Bisquick
  • 1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pasta sauce
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


Place potato flakes in a large bowl. Stir in boiling water; add egg. Stir in Bisquick and seasonings. 

On a lightly floured surface, knead 10-12 times, forming a soft dough. 

Divide dough into four portions.

On a floured surface, roll each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick rope; cut into 3/4-inch pieces. Press and roll each piece with a lightly floured fork.

In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Cook gnocchi in batches for 30-60 seconds or until they float. 

Remove with a slotted spoon. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce and grated Parmesan cheese.

Potato Gnocchi Shopping Tip

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.

Potato Gnocchi Cooking Tip

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.