10 Ways to Make Gnocchi Like an Italian Grandmother

Classic Potato Gnocchi: Start by boiling potatoes until tender, then mash them and mix with flour, egg, and salt to form a dough.

Ricotta Gnocchi: Combine ricotta cheese with flour, egg, salt, and grated Parmesan cheese to make a soft dough. Shape the dough into gnocchi and cook in boiling water until they float.

Spinach Gnocchi: Add cooked and well-drained spinach to the classic potato gnocchi dough mixture for a vibrant green color and extra flavor. Serve with a creamy Alfredo sauce or a light pesto.

Butternut Squash Gnocchi: Roast or boil butternut squash until soft, then mash it and mix with flour, egg, salt, and nutmeg to make a dough. Shape into gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi: Similar to classic potato gnocchi, but using mashed sweet potatoes instead. Add a touch of cinnamon or nutmeg to complement the sweetness of the potatoes.

Whole Wheat Gnocchi: Substitute part of the flour in the classic potato gnocchi recipe with whole wheat flour for a nuttier flavor and added fiber. Serve with a hearty Bolognese sauce or a rich mushroom ragu.

Pumpkin Gnocchi: Mix pumpkin puree with flour, egg, salt, and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to make a dough.

Beet Gnocchi: Incorporate pureed cooked beets into the classic potato gnocchi dough for a stunning pink color and earthy flavor

Herb Gnocchi: Add finely chopped fresh herbs like parsley, basil, or chives to the classic potato gnocchi dough for a burst of freshness and flavor. Serve with a simple marinara sauce or a lemony cream sauce.

Gorgonzola Gnocchi: Toss cooked potato or ricotta gnocchi with a creamy Gorgonzola sauce made with Gorgonzola cheese


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