Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Easy Potato Gnocchi

I had an extra pouch of Betty Crocker Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes leftover from a Cafemom Influencer Program. I did not want to make regular mashed potatoes again so I dug up an instant potato gnocchi that I found on I just modified it a little bit to include the flavored potatoes

1 pouch(1 cup) Betty Crocker potato flakes( I used Roasted Garlic but you could use any flavor)
1 cup boiling water
1 beaten egg
approx 1.5 cups flour
if you are using plain potato flakes season them to your taste:
(basil, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper, salt or seasoning salt, onion powder ETC)
alternately you can use 1 cup of your homemade mashed potatoes, just omit the boiling water and season to your taste if they are not already pre-seasoned. Great use for left over mashed!

In a large bowl add potato flakes and pour in boiling water, stir well and add beaten egg.

Slowly mix in flour until you have a

Turn on to floured surface and knead well.

Divide into 4 sections

Get out your playdough skills and roll each section into a 1/2 inch thick rope.

Gently cut into approx 1/2 inch can go bigger or smaller to suit your needs, just remember they grow a bit when boiled.

With a fork press each piece and gently roll them to create a grooved little roll shape.

Repeat with the other sections.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and reduce heat to a gentle-medium boil. Drop the gnocchi in by batches(about 1/3 of the total at a time depending on your pot size)

Boil them for 1-2 minutes until they rise to the surface.

Remove them with a slotted spoon draining well and set on a plate.

Top with your favorite sauce and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and you are all done!!

I even threw some in the turkey stew in place of potatoes this evening!  Turn out quite tasty!

You can make a big batch and pull them out as needed. Freeze (don't boil first) them on a cookie sheet then put them in a freezer bag. Pull them out an toss them in the boiling water until they float!
They CAN be frozen after you boil them but the texture is a little softer.

1 comment:

  1. Just made this tonight with homemade french bread and spaghetti sauce. So yummy!! Thank you for the recipe.