Perfect for a Sunday family dining.


Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 6 to 8 / preparation time: 2 horas



2 lbs potatoes

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup cornstarch

2 eggs

1 tbs butter

salt to taste



1 – Boil the potatoes in salted water until they are tender (test with a fork).

2 – Remove the potatoes skin and, in a bowl, mash it well.

3 – Add flour, cornstarch, eggs, butter and salt and mix well, until smooth. Dough should come out of your hands (add more flour if does not).

4 – In a floured counter top, take portions of the dough and roll thinly (1 inch in diameter), cutting into pieces of equal size (about 1 inch).

5 – Add water with salt in a large saucepan and bring to boil.

6 – Put the gnocchi to boil in water, a little at a time. As soon as they rise to the top, remove and set aside.

7 – When finished cooking, cover with the sauce of your preference and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes to warm it up.


Tips and Options:

  • Tomato sauce, ragu, alfredo, white or just butter with sage are all great options to serve the gnocchi with.
  • Do not let the gnocchi cook in excess, it will get too soft.
  • If the dough is sticking when making the rolls, add more flour.


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