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Gluten-Free Gnocchi Recipe


Sometimes, I get stuck in a rut of making the same dinners over and over again. That may sound absurd, given the number of gluten-free recipes in my life, but it’s true nonetheless.

This gluten-free gnocchi recipe is me breaking out of the funk. This is my first experience with making gnocchi, which is weird because I love potatoes and pasta both, so it was a no brainer that I’d like it.

Image shows a close up of gnocchi with text that reads "How to make Gluten-Free Gnocchi"

Making gluten-free gnocchi isn’t really any different than its mainstream counterpart, but there are a few tips that you want to make extra sure to follow because frankly, gluten-free flour isn’t as forgiving as wheat.

Boil your potatoes whole and unpeeled. Don’t poke them! This keeps the potato from absorbing too much water as it cooks. Some folks swear by baking the potatoes rather than boiling, but I haven’t tried it, so I can’t say whether it’s really better or not.

Don’t overcook the potatoes. Overcooking will make them soggy, and break down some of the starch.

Use starchy potatoes. Russets are perfect for this recipe!

Don’t overwork your dough. This can make the gnocchi tough and rubbery.

Beyond that, making gnocchi is really quite easy, if a bit time consuming. If I were in a real hurry, I’d probably just make gluten-free egg noodles instead.

Image shows several gnocchi on a table with text that reads "How to Make Gluten-Free Gnocchi"

Guys, there are lots of detailed instructions out there going on about how you need to cover the pieces of dough that you’re not working on at the moment so they don’t dry out, but unless you’re planning on taking a loooong time rolling this stuff out, getting distracted, taking a break to change diapers, hang a load of laundry, and go for a walk, I feel like all those extra steps (and finding a clean towel) are completely unnecessary.

It took me a good, full ten minutes to roll and cut this gnocchi (partly because I kept stopping to take pictures), and at that point, no drying out had occurred. So I wouldn’t bother with it.

Maybe shortcuts like this are why my food isn’t pretty as some other food blogger’s out there, but I like to think that I’m making real recipes for real people – busy people like me. They’re functional. 😉

Make this delicious gnocchi below


Gluten-Free Gnocchi Recipe

If you love gnocchi, you’ll need to give this gluten-free recipe a try! It’s so good!

  • Author: Elise




  1. Rice or grate potato on a cheese grater.Image shows a grater, glass bowl and ingredients for gnocchi
  2. Beat egg and mix with potatoes.
  3. Add ½ cup of flour.
  4. If dough is sticky, add more flour, one tablespoon at a time until no longer sticky.Image shows a glass bowl with a knife and gnocchi dough
  5. Separate into small, workable pieces (I found walnut-sized to be perfect for me), and roll into a rope about the thickness of your thumb.
  6. Cut into 1-1 ½ inch pieces.
  7. Squish into the tines of a fork for a traditional gnocchi look, or skip this step if you’re in a hurry.Image shows a hand rolling gnocchi on a fork
  8. Drop the dough pieces into boiling water. They’ll sink to the bottom.
  9. Scoop each gnocchi out into a sieve as soon as it pops up to the top.
  10. Serve with your favorite sauce and sides.Image shows a bowl of gnocchi sprinkled with pepper flakes
  11. Enjoy!

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    1. I served mine with butter and basil, which was delicious! I’ve seen recipes on Pinterest for all kinds of sauces, from marinara to wine sauces. Even gnocchi soup recipes!

  1. Can you make these and freeze until ready to drop in boiling water?
    After cooked will they leave over?

    1. I haven’t tried freezing them, but I think it would work. As leftovers, they’re pretty good!

    2. Did you try freezing it? How did it turn out? I would love to try this, but I am looking for a good one to freeze also.

  2. I happen to have new potatoes on hand. How do you think those would work? Are they starchy enough?

  3. Thanks for the research. I can’t wait to try them. I don’t even want to say how much I’ve been paying for frozen gf gnocchi

    I’m limited on what I can eat due to health issues but I’ve been able to make chicken stock in crock pot and just dip out enough broth to go with my gnocchi!

    Thanks again very excited

  4. I love your no-nonsense, details-be-damned recipe! Just the way I love to cook.I will try it tonight.
    Thank you!

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