Easy Homemade Potato Gnocchi

Easy Homemade Potato Gnocchi

Tender potato gnocchi with meat sauce. You'll enjoy making these gnocchi with your children.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

☆ Potatoes
4-5 (200 g net weight)
☆ Flour
100 g
1 clove
Beef and pork ground meat
100 g
1 tablespoon
◇ Soup stock cube
◇ Canned tomato
1 can
◇ Ketchup
5 tablespoons
◇ Japanese Worcestershire-style Sauce
1 tablespoon
◇ Sugar
3 to 5 tablespoons
◇ Salt
3 pinches
Grated cheese, basil, pepper
to taste


1. Boil water in a pot. Peel the potatoes and cut into bite-sizes. Soak the potatoes in water.
2. When the water boils, add a pinch of salt and cook the potatoes until soft.
3. When cooked, drain in a colander. Transfer into a bowl and mash with a masher.
4. When mostly cooled, add the flour and knead well with your hands.
5. Gather the gnocchi dough together. Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into long sausage shapes. Cut into 1.5 - 2 cm rounds.
6. Roll up the cut pieces into a ball. Press onto the back of a fork to flatten and make grooved patterns on their surfaces. Do the same for both sides.
7. Boil some water in a pot, and cook the gnocchi.
8. When the gnocchi floats to the top, drain in a colander.
9. [ Meat sauce: ] Mince the onion and garlic.
10. Spread some oil in a frying pan and sauté the garlic until fragrant. Add the onion and mixed ground meat, and sauté well over medium heat.
11. When cooked, add all ◇ ingredients and simmer to reduce until thick.
12. Add the cooked gnocchi into the frying pan with the meat sauce and bring everything to a simmer to finish.
13. Serve with grated cheese, basil, black pepper, or tabasco to your liking.

Story Behind this Recipe

I've been wanting to make gnocchi at home, and I finally settled on this after many tries.
You can use kabocha squash instead of potatoes and still get an amazing result.