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Homemade Gnocchi with no Equipment

A few days ago, I tried to make Homemade Gnocchi for the first time and all without any special equipment. The result was great! Here are my recipe and tips to realize your first Homemade Gnocchi with no equipment.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Plat principal
Cuisine Italienne, Méditéranéenne
Servings 4
Calories 349 kcal


  • 500 g potatoes
  • 260 g flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 g of salt


Step 1: The potatoes

  • Cook the potatoes in boiling water for about 20 minutes. Once cooked, run them under cold water and remove the skin.
  • Crush the potatoes in a bowl until you get a mash. Add the egg, flour and salt. Mix everything well.

Step 2: The gnocchi dough

  • Then, divide the dough into 8 equal parts and form rolls about 2 cm in diameter. Add flour so that the rolls do not stick. Cut small sections of 2 cm as well.

Step 3: Form the gnocchi

  • Then form a small ball with each section. Then place the fork on your worktop with the back of the fork against the worktop.
  • Then roll the gnocchi ball on the fork, pressing very lightly. Then you can:
  • either put your gnocchi back on a baking sheet covered with baking paper and flour.
  • or you can cook them directly
  • Warning: If you let your gnocchi rest on a baking sheet, add a lot of flour so that they do not stick.

Step 4: Cooking

  • Then when you have finished preparing your gnocchi (or when you have only a little dough left), put water to heat in a saucepan with a pinch of salt.
  • When the water starts to boil, add a first portion of gnocchi. I advise you not to add all at once but to cook them in at least 4 batches.
  • As soon as the gnocchi come to the surface, wait another 30 seconds and take them out of the water. Drain them and set aside.


Once all the gnocchi are cooked, you can:
  • either heat them again by adding them to your warm sauce such as tomato sauce for example
  • or you can brown them in the pan. They will take on a slightly crunchy texture on the outside (I love this way of preparing them!)


Calories: 349kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 11gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 315mgPotassium: 611mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 62IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 4mg
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