How to Make Gnocchi

Food Network Magazine creates a how-to for homemade gnocchi.

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Gnocchi With Wild Mushroom Ragu

Use Food Network Magazine's step-by-step instructions to make homemade gnocchi.

Get the Recipe: Gnocchi With Wild Mushroom Ragu

Step 1:

Bake the potatoes at 425 degrees until tender, about 1 hour. Cool slightly, then halve and scoop the flesh into a ricer or food mill; press into a bowl. (You can also mash well with a fork.)

Step 2:

Add the egg, cheese, butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste; stir with a fork until combined. Add the flour and stir to make a rough dough, then mix by hand until smooth. Add more flour if it’s sticky.

Step 3:

Gather the dough into a ball on a floured surface and divide into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a 12-inch-long, 1/2-inch-thick log with your hands.

Step 4:

Cut the logs into 1-inch pieces. Freeze on floured baking sheets until ready to cook. (Once frozen, store up to 1 month in a sealed container.)