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Potato Gnocchi With Quick Tomato Sauce

Once you get the hang of it, gnocchi is one of the easiest pastas to make from scratch at home. We paired it with a quick fresh tomato sauce that uses good quality olive oil to add richness and flavor. Experiment by adding fresh or dried herbs, Parmesan cheese, or even a protein to your sauce for a custom creation.

Tasty Team

Total Time

1 hr 5 min

1 hr 5 min

Prep Time

10 minutes

10 min

Cook Time

55 minutes

55 min

Total Time

1 hr 5 min

1 hr 5 min

Prep Time

10 minutes

10 min

Cook Time

55 minutes

55 min

Ingredients

for 2 servings

  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 lb russet potato (455 g)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • 10 oz cherry tomato (285 g)
  • ¼ cup water (60 mL)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup all purpose flour (60 g), plus more for dusting

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 658
    Fat 30g
    Carbs 83g
    Fiber 7g
    Sugar 8g
    Protein 13g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Add the potatoes to a large pot of salted boiling water and cook for 20–25 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain and set aside until cool enough to handle, but still warm.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, make the tomato sauce: Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large, high-walled skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, season with salt and sauté until soft, 5–7 minutes. Add the tomatoes, season with salt, and cook until they start to burst, about 5 minutes. Add the water and remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cover and cook until the tomatoes have broken down into a sauce, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and cover until ready to serve.
  3. Using a peeler or your fingers, remove the skin from the potatoes. Pass the potato flesh through a ricer or food mill into a large bowl. Add the egg and mix until just combined. Slowly incorporate the flour, a little at a time, until the dough starts to form. Be careful not to overwork the dough. If the dough still feels sticky, add a little more flour, 2 tablespoons at a time.
  4. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. Cut into 4 portions. Roll out 1 portion into a long rope, about 1 inch wide. Cut in half crosswise, then cut each half into 1-inch pieces. Set aside on a lightly floured surface while you repeat with the remaining dough.
  5. If desired, roll each gnocchi on a fork or gnocchi board to make decorative ridges.
  6. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Working in batches, add the gnocchi, stirring gently once or twice to ensure they are not sticking to the bottom of the pot or each other. Boil until the gnocchi float to the surface, then wait another 15–30 seconds and remove from the water with a slotted spoon. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water.
  7. Reheat the tomato sauce over medium heat. Add some of the reserved pasta water and stir to combine. Check for seasoning and add salt if needed. Add the gnocchi to the sauce and toss until well coated, adding more pasta water as needed to create a thick sauce.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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