My family loves gnocchi but it’s one of those foods that is hard to find in a gluten free option available in the stores. Â Gnocchi, if you aren’t familiar, is like a potato dumpling. Â We like to think of them as these perfect, little potato pillows. Â Like most things we love, I experiment making our own homemade gluten free version. Â This Homemade Gluten Free Gnocchi was easy to make and turned out amazing! Â It’s a little time consuming to prep but easy enough that you can get the kids involved. Â Gnocchi is great served by itself, with various sauces, or even in soups.
Homemade Gluten Free Gnocchi
- 2 Cups Mashed Potatoes – I used real mashed potatoes but I’m sure you could do this with a good instant mashed potato.
- 1 Cup Pamela’s Gluten Free All-Purpose Artisan Flour
- 1 Egg
- 3/4 tsp Salt
Begin by placing 1/2 cup of your flour onto a clean, smooth work surface.
Add the room temperature mashed potatoes to the flour. Â Use your hands to form a “well” in the potatoes.
Whisk the egg and pour into the well.
Add 1/4 of flour and the salt to the top before kneading the mixture to combine. Â Be careful not to overmix.
Form a ball with the dough.
Divide the dough ball into smaller, more manageable pieces. Â Roll the dough out to create a cylinder approximately 3/4″ around. Â At this point I covered my surface with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
Use a butter knife to cut the dough into 3/4″ long pieces.
To give the gnocchi the lines you traditionally see, roll the dough pieces down the tines of the back of a fork.
Once all your gnocchi is prepped you can either freeze it for cooking later or cook right away. Â To freeze, place in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Â Once frozen they can be placed in a freezer bag and returned to the freezer.
To cook the gnocchi, drop them into a pot of boiling water. Â Continue cooking them until the float. Â Use a slotted spoon to remove them from the water as they rise to the top.
You can serve them now plain, with a traditional red sauce or other sauce you like, or you can add them to soup. Â They can also be sauteed to add a little crispness to the outside. Â This is how we prefer them. Â Just heat a little oil in your skillet and cook them until they are golden brown.
If you choose the saute method, serve immediately. Â You can just add salt and pepper to taste or top with your favorite sauce. Â I topped mine with an avocado, lemon pesto.
Do you have a favorite way to serve gnocchi?