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easy gnocchi dough bites

Quick and Easy Parmesan Gnocchi

  • Author: Andrea
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Simple, quick and easy homemade gnocchi with a wonderful taste of parmesan.


  • 2 1/2 cup mashed potatoes* 
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. In a large bowl, add mashed potatoes*,  and flour. Add egg, parmesan and salt and pepper. Mix all together until dough is formed in a ball. You may need to use your hands to work the dough.
  2. Divide the dough into 4 parts. Roll each part into a snake. With kitchen shears, cut dough into 1/2 inch long pieces. 
  3. Stove top, boil another pot of water on high heat on the.  Once water is boiling, add a single layer of gnocchi bites to the pot. When done, gnocchi will float to the top.  Approximately 3 minutes. Scoop gnocchi out into a bowl with a slotted spoon avoiding any excess water. 
  4. Top gnocchi with your favorite cheese, herb and butter sauce, or roasted veggies. 


  1. *Need a quick easy way to mash potatoes?
    1. Peel and cube potatoes into small pieces. 
    2. Place a pot of water on the stovetop to boil. Once water is boiling, place potato pieces in the pot and boil until tender. About 10 minutes. Drain potatoes and place in a large bowl.
    3. Mash tender potato pieces with a potato smasher or hand mixer until smooth.
  2. Sprinkle gnocchi bites with flour to avoid sticking to one another. 
  3. Have leftover mashed potatoes? Perfect! You may need to adjust the salt and pepper or omit altogether depending on how your mashed potatoes are seasoned. 
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian

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