Homemade Gluten Free Gnocchi
Flour Farm presents homemade gluten free Gnocchi. Craving Italian food is not a new concept in our family. We simply love the old traditions passed down through the generations that are simply timeless recipes. However, finding a coveted family gluten free gnocchi recipe is a challenge to come by. Did we let this fact deter us? No way! We found a genius recipe by DamnDelicious that inspired us to take tradition and make our own potato dumplings – gluten free. BTW – have you seen the Pasta Grannies cooking on YouTube? Fabulous!
Pillowy Potato Dumplings
How do we get our gluten free gnocchi to puff up without falling apart? Many think we use xanthan gum – NOPE! No gums are present in our gnocchi. We use Yukon Gold potatoes and whole milk ricotta to bind our potato dumplings. Important: we strongly suggest you save the Russet’s for another dish. They are very “dry” and it’s a challenge to keep the dough together without the use of gums. If fresh, our gnocchi basically need a dunk in boiling water. If frozen, you only need to gently boil for about a minute or two. They cook VERY quickly!
The best technique to form gnocchi is to use a fork. Some cooks use a grater, some just cut and leave them as is. We like to use a fork to add grooves to the surface of dumplings, and to provide a shallow dent on the underside to capture more delicious sauce. Italians know how to maximize flavor using the surface of pasta. There’s actually a great deal of science behind their delicious contributions to our gastronomic delights. We honor those super, amazing Grannies!
Please let us know how your gluten free Gnocchi turned out! We love to receive feedback. Rate this recipe and leave a comment in the section provided below. Thank you.
An important note: this recipe successfully uses Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend. Flour Farm may be purchased through our website or through our partners: Amazon.com & Azure Standard. If you choose to make this with another flour blend, please note that your results may differ.
Peace & LOVE – Teri
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Easy to make, homemade gluten free Gnocchi. Your family will love these perfect, pillowy potato dumplings. Serve them with your favorite sauce and share the love!
For a delicious sage and butter sauce, see the note below.
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- 341g (12 oz) Plain, Mashed, Yukon Gold Potatoes (about 1 1/2 C packed), Russets not recommend
- 192g (6.8 oz) Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend (1 3/4 C spoon & level)
- 110g (3.9 oz) Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese (1/2 C)
- 1 Large Pasture Raised Egg (50g)
- 25g (1 oz) Parmesan or Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated (1/4 C)
- 1/2 tsp Extra Fine Pink Himalayan Salt (3 g)
- 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper (or to taste)
Equipment: Digital scale (preferred,) Large mixing bowl, Baking sheet, Heavy spoon, Measure cups and spoons, Unbleached parchment, Pastry cutter or sharp knife, Fork, Slotted spoon
Before You Dive In – Prep: Please read!
- Cook, peel and mash potatoes, this can be done several days prior – store covered in refrigerator and bring to room temp before using (see Step 1 below)
- Remove ricotta from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes prior to making gnocchi (preferred)
- Bring egg to room temperature (preferred)
- Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment
- If eating right away, fill a large pot with water and liberally add salt to gently boil the gnocchi in
Step 1: Wash and place 3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes into a pot of water. Cover with 2″ (5 cm) of water. Bring the water to a gentle boil and cook until potatoes are tender. You should easily be able to pierce them with a fork. Drain the water and place potatoes in a colander until cool enough to touch. Peel each potato and place in a medium bowl. Mash until smooth, (no major chunks of potato,) with a potato masher, fork or ricer. Set aside until completely cool. Reserve 341g (about 1 1/2 C packed) plain mashed potatoes. Save the rest for another meal if you have leftovers.
Step 2: Combine the cooled and reserved mashed potatoes, flour, ricotta, egg, Parmesan, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir with a heavy spoon to completely blend or use your hands.
Step 3: Turn the dough out onto a piece of unbleached parchment and roll into a log. If the log is a bit sticky, lightly flour the surface of the parchment. It does not matter how fat or long the log is. Cut off a hunk and lay it on a separate flat surface such as your counter or cutting board. Wrap the parchment around the log to prevent it from drying out and set it aside.
Step 4: Roll out the hunk of dough into a rope about 1″ (2.5 cm) in diameter. You may only need to sprinkle the surface with flour if the dough is sticky to roll out, but that has not been our experience. If your rope gets too long to manage, break it off in the middle and work in batches.
Step 5: Cut bite sized, 3/4″ pieces of gnocchi (2 cm). Place each piece of gnocchi on to the parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer. Optional: use a fork to make grooves in the gnocchi. Hold a fork right side up on the surface of your cutting board. Place a piece of dough on the tines. Press your thumb gently into the middle of the dough and gently roll forward. The gnocchi will roll off the fork. See photos in blog above.
If you are eating right away, bring a large pot of water generously seasoned with salt to a gentle boil. Work in batches. Drop two handfuls of gnocchi into the water. They will immediately sink and resurface. As soon as they pop up to the surface, use a slotted spoon to drop them into sauce or a colander to rinse and drain before adding to sauce. Enjoy immediately.
If you are freezing, cover the completed sheet of uncooked gnocchi with cling or foil and place into the freezer. Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours. Place frozen gnocchi in a freezer safe container for up to a month. To reheat, add to gently boiling, salted water and cook until gnocchi pops up to the surface, (about 1-2 minutes). Remove, add to sauce or rinse quickly and drain in a colander before adding to sauce. Eat immediately.
Butter, Sage and Parmesan Sauce: To a large bowl add and blend 4 T room temp unsalted butter (57g/2 oz), 57g/2 oz grated Parmesan cheese, and fresh Sage leaves (1-2 dozen depending on taste.) As the gnocchi is removed from the boiling water, place on top of the butter mix. When all the gnocchi has been placed in the bowl, add enough hot water from the boiling gnocchi pot to make a creamy sauce. Garnish with fresh ground pepper and more Parmesan. Serve immediately. This sauce yields enough for a full batch of gnocchi. Adjust accordingly. Recipe from Bon Appetite.
The nutrition information provided below is for the recipe as written. Each serving weighs about 114g/4 oz.
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Category: pasta
- Method: boil
- Cuisine: italian
- Serving Size: 114g
- Calories: 230
- Sugar: 2g
- Sodium: 300mg
- Fat: 7g
- Saturated Fat: 2.5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4.5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 35g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 8g
- Cholesterol: 45mg
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