Roasted Gnocchi

homemade gnocchi

We hadn’t had gnocchi for ages until the other week, topped with fresh pesto it was delicious. Chatting with a friend, she suggested roasting it in the oven, it sounded so good I thought we’d give it a try! I decided to make the gnocchi from scratch this time too. It was quick, easy and turned out so tasty. The kiddos loved it {next time I need to double up on quantities!} – roasted in the oven gives them such a different texture to boiling them. They are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.

You’ll need:

500g peeled pototoes
200g plain flour
1 egg
Salt & Pepper

Place the potatoes in a pan of water, salt and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes or so, until they are tender. Drain and mash, and leave to cool a little. Once they are cool enough to put your hands in, add in the flour, egg and seasoning. Mix to form a smooth dough.

Turn out, and roll into sausages, approx 1.5cm thick {I made four sausages out of this recipe} Cut each sausage into pieces 2cm long.

Heat a tablespoon of Olive Oil in a roasting pan in the oven, then add in the gnocchi pieces and bake for around 25 minutes. You could add in a sprinkle of rosemary or garlic while they are roasting.

We served ours with honey roasted carrots and a simple vegetable tart sweet potato chunks {blanched} onion and mushrooms fried off, placed on a sheet of puff pastry and topped with a little brie. My current favourite meal – I could eat this every.single.day!

Next time I want to try adding some goats cheese in with the potatoes when I make the gnocchi. What are your favourite things to eat right now?

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17 Comments

  1. January 29, 2014 / 10:28

    yum, yum, YUM!! Roasted gnocchi?! We love gnocchi and I’ve never heard of having it roasted but that looks delicious. I’m all for comforting, warming foods at the moment – curries, stews and chocolate cake!! :)

    • polly
      January 29, 2014 / 10:43

      I know right, I’d never heard of it before either – SO good though!!

  2. January 29, 2014 / 10:31

    Mmmm sounds delish Polly, we love gnocchi but I have never tried making it, sound so easy too!

    Zoe xx

    • polly
      January 29, 2014 / 10:43

      I’d never made it before, I thought it would be tricky but it really isn’t

  3. January 29, 2014 / 10:38

    Oooh I love Gnocchi and make it when I have the time – such a simple pleasure and sooo tasty with pesto – baking it sounds really interesting and I am going to give that a go for sure

    Laura x

    • polly
      January 29, 2014 / 10:44

      it is isn’t it? Roasting gives such a totally different result – love both ways though

  4. January 29, 2014 / 15:24

    i can’t believe i’ve never had gnocchi! i’ve heard of it of course, but never actually tried it. maybe i should start now :)

    • polly
      January 30, 2014 / 18:51

      oooh – you should try it!! so yummy

  5. January 29, 2014 / 15:54

    Lovely idea, I never knew how to make it so thanks for this recipe! we love gnocchi in this house, it’s our go-to meal when we need a quick easy tea. I can’t wait to try and see what it tastes like roasted! x

  6. January 29, 2014 / 17:47

    These look delicious! I’ve never heard of gnocchi, but I’ve been looking for new side dishes to add to my repertoire. I’ll have to give them a try for sure. Thanks for sharing!

    • polly
      January 30, 2014 / 18:57

      Let me know if you do try it!

  7. January 29, 2014 / 18:50

    oh man I know gnocchi! I’m never had it roasted though! x

    • polly
      January 30, 2014 / 18:58

      oooh you should! x

  8. January 29, 2014 / 20:51

    These look delicious! We’re trying to cut gluten from our diet, and these (with perhaps substituting the wheat flour with rice flour or something) would make a great alternative to pasta. I’ve never attempted making them myself, but they sound really easy!

    • polly
      January 30, 2014 / 18:58

      they were easy, and a great alternative to pasta.

  9. January 30, 2014 / 09:14

    Oh, what a good idea – sounds (and looks) so tasty!
    x

    • polly
      January 30, 2014 / 19:03

      they really were – easy sidedish to make too!

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