Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
If you have never made your own pasta, this is the easiest pasta to make, and you don’t even need a pasta machine! I served my gnocchi with a delicious side Caesar salad. This meal even included a festive assortment of the color green!
Homemade Whole Wheat Gnocchi
soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, bean & legume-free
- 2 cups instant mashed potatoes
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
In a large bowl combine potatoes and water. Add egg. Stir in flour and seasoning and mix until a ball of dough forms (add more water if needed). On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into 4 portions. Roll out each portion until 1/2 inch thick ropes and cut into 1 inch pieces. Press each gnocchi with a form to form groove for sauce to stick. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Cook gnocchi for 1 minute until they float to the too of the water. Remove with slotted spoon. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce (I used pesto on mine).
This recipe makes 8 servings, so I froze half of my gnocchi for another meal in the future. Gnocchi can stay frozen for about 6 weeks in the freezer.