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Quick Gnocchi

"An easier version of an Italian favorite, using instant mashed potatoes. This recipe can easily be double, tripled, etc. I make multiple batches, and freeze. To freeze, put on cookie sheets until frozen, and then put into plastic bags. Serve with your favorite spaghetti sauce."
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15 m servings 462 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Calories:
  • 462 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 91.3g
  • 29%
  • Protein:
  • 14.8 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 1225 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place potato flakes in a medium-size bowl. Pour in boiling water; stir until blended. Let cool.
  2. Stir in egg, salt, and pepper. Blend in enough flour to make a fairly stiff dough. Turn dough out on a well floured board. Knead lightly.
  3. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a long thin roll, the thickness of a breadstick. With a knife dipped in flour, cut into bite-size pieces.
  4. Place a few gnocchi in boiling water. As the gnocchi rise to the top of the pot, remove them with a slotted spoon. Repeat until all are cooked.


  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

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I don't think this recipe is intended to replace real gnocchi, it's meant to be a GREAT short cut alternative! Hence the 5 star rating. If it was being compared to real gnocchi, I'd probably on...

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I found this recipe labor intensive for what it was. Although we liked the gnocchi, I wouldn't make this recipe again. First, you can only make a few at a time, so we did not really get to eat...

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I don't think this recipe is intended to replace real gnocchi, it's meant to be a GREAT short cut alternative! Hence the 5 star rating. If it was being compared to real gnocchi, I'd probably on...

I grew up making gnocchi with my Italian grandmother and she would substitute instant potatoes sometimes. I never knew a good ratio though so I was so glad when I found this because with real po...

Learn from my mistakes: I didn't follow this recipe the first time, assuming the ratio of liquid to potato flakes on the box of instant potatoes was correct.. Big, big mistake. Follow this rec...

Wow! Thank you so so much for this recipe. We LOVE gnocchi, but had never considered making them at home (only restaurants and the occasional store bought). I was looking for recipes that wou...

Wow! Gnocchi DOES NOT get any easier then this recipe! I don't like instant spuds like everyone else, but you can't taste them in this recipe. I agree they needed a little kick so I added som...

Can I just say WOW. I never knew fresh gnocchi could be this easy. Granted, dough is always a pain to work with, but this was very simple and took no time at all. I recommend being heavy hand...

This is a very good recipe for what it is. Nothing is ever going to compare to real made-from-scratch gnocchi, but these come pretty darm close. I'm excited to try some of the flavor variation...

after reading the stellar reviews i couldn't resist making this gnocchi recipe. overall i thought the taste was pretty good but my boyfriend loved them. cut the size of your gnocchi a little sma...

this recipe is very handy and lets you serve a dish of gnocchi in no time at all. Well, so they are not THE real thing (believe me, I know what I'm talking of, I'm Italian, my mum makes them sta...