potato gnocchi

When I was growing up I use to cook potato gnocchi all the time. My family isn't Italian but we all loved Italian food and somehow an Italian cookbook made it's way to our home. No-one ever complained but my potato gnocchi were like bullets!

A year or two ago I found a Tobie Puttock recipe in Delicious magazine for potato gnocchi. I photocopied it, took it home, made the recipe and found the gnocchi of my dreams. The gnocchi were soft and light and so much better than my gnocchi of old. Sorry Mum and Dad. I haven't been able to find that recipe but here's one from Donna Hay that's very close.

I've tried pairing the gnocchi with a few sauces but my favourite remains a beef ragu. The one I make is based on a Jamie Oliver recipe from 'Happy Days with the Naked Chef' but just use your favourite recipe.

I have a batch in the freezer that I've yet to use. I think I'll just throw the gnocchi into the boiling water straight from the freezer - I just have to make another batch of ragu.

I found a recipe for gnocchi in Gourmet Traveller magazine that used pepato cheese grated over the gnocchi, so I gave it a try for the first time.

The cheese is really spicy but I liked it, so I'll try using it next time with my gnocchi.

Just 2 more days of the working week to go before the weekend. See you all again next week,



  1. Home made gnocchi are the greatest! So much better than the prepackaged kind. Have you ever tried making sweet potato gnocchi?

  2. No I haven't but I have a vague memory of pumpkin gnocchi. Can't remember if I made it though or ate it someplace. I must hunt down a recipe,


  3. Jillian these look amazing! I was salivating at that pic of the gnocchi and ragu. Have you ever tried making Ricotta gnocchi? They are fluffy, light and delicious. mmm

    1. Hi Vanessa,

      I thought that the comment was from you. I've made semolina gnocchi with home made tomato sauce for years and potato gnocchi as well but not ricotta. I love ricotta in anything so I'll give it a go. Have a great weekend,


  4. looks great! I like a lot gnocchi di patate. I make them with peas and basil pesto.
    lovely pictures, true you are an artist!

  5. Thanks Andreea-Elena,

    it sounds like a lovely combination.



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