Gnocchi shouldn’t be complicated. Sometimes the simplest foods are the tastiest. Just like being able to over design artwork you can over ingredient a recipe. No need to get fancy with this little dumpling, its better simplified. This homemade gnocchi dough recipe is the best and its also simple.
You can dress it up with your favorite sauce and topping if you like. One of my favorite ways to top off this dish is with this Italian sausage and red pepper sauce. It brings this whole dish to life.
Potato Gnocchi is a soft pasta especially in dough form. They have a delicious taste and texture that if done right taste even better than traditional pasta. Its does firm up quite a bit when cooked and even firmer if you let them dry out for a few minutes after boiling. They also naturally firm up if you cook them the day before and heat up for your pasta dish the next day.
Above is my handsome ten year old helper. He made sure all the gnocchi had pretty little fork marks on top. I always have my kids with me in the kitchen. The best way to teach kids how to cook is to have them cook with you. It may take a little longer but I am teaching my kids important life skills that will last forever, plus I have the added bonus of making memories with them at the same time.
My sweet two year old wants to help as well. I let her place the gnocchi on a plate before we put them in the pot of boiling water.
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