4 EASY STEPS!
Gnocchi is one of my favorite meals. I love how it pairs well with roasted veggies, or topped with a buttery herb sauce. Quick and Easy Parmesan Gnocchi is just that, quick and easy. It's a fun way to spice up gnocchi, by adding the wonderful flavor or parmesan. AND this recipe has only 4 easy steps!
Making homemade gnocchi doesn't have to be overwhelming. This, fool proof method will have you making delicious gnocchi in no time!
The first step in making this delicious gnocchi, is mashing potatoes. I like to boil chopped up, peeled, potatoes in small cubes. This helps them cook faster. You want to make sure you boil sliced potatoes until they are very tender. If they are at all hard, they may leave small potato chunks in your gnocchi. We want to make sure the gnocchi batter doesn't have potato chunks.
I don't get super fancy with my gnocchi shapes. After dividing the dough in fourths, I roll each piece into a long snake. Using cooking shears (such as these), I cut the dough snake into 1/2 inch pieces. That's it! The shears create a clean simple edge without taking the time to shape each piece.
Boil a pot of water and place dough bites at the bottom. Make sure they aren't overlapping. You will do several small batches. When gnocchi is fully cooked, it will float to the top. I pull each gnocchi out with a slotted spoon in order to avoid gathering excess water.
Leftover mashed potatoes? Even better!
I often make Quick and Easy Parmesan Gnocchi when I have leftover mashed potatoes from a previous meal. This cuts the time in half because I don't have to prep any potatoes. Keep in mind, when doing this, that you may be bringing additional flavors into your gnocchi, depending on how you spiced your mashed potatoes. It only can add deliciousness to your meal. Note though, you may want to cut back on spices such as salt and pepper if your mashed potatoes are already salted.
Top cooked gnocchi with roasted vegetables, an herb sauce, or cheese! Reheats well up to 5 days.Print