Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020

Light and Fluffy: Homemade Pillow Gnocchi Recipe

As light as air and melt in your mouth, this gnocchi recipe is so easy to make. Rope the family or friends in and make a night of it!

light and fluffy homemade pillow gnocchi recipe - Light and Fluffy: Homemade Pillow Gnocchi Recipe

We all love a good Gnocchi meal, simple, tasty and literally melts in your mouth. However, the thought of making your own might sound more like a mission that the result being worth it? This easy at home recipe will change your mind.

Lets have a look at the magic ingredients to make these little mellow beauties.

  • Potatoes: Russet are best to mash down
  • Salt: We still want to pack in the flavor
  • Eggs: Scrambled, this is our binding agent
  • Flour: Forms your base

Pillow Gnocchi Recipe

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Recipe by Kerryn du ToitCourse: DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy

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This homemade gnocchi recipe is quick and easy and so delicious.


  • 5 – 6 large Russet potatoes

  • 3/4 tsp salt

  • 2 eggs, scrambled

  • 1 1/4 cup flour


  • Boil your potatoes in a pot of water. Add 1 tablespoon of salt.
  • Boil over a medium heat until the potatoes are soft.
  • Push potatoes through a ricer, or mash up if you don’t have a ricer.
  • Spread potatoes on a baking tray, sprinkle salt over the spread and let cool for 1 hour.
  • Once cool, make the potatoes in a pile and create a well in the middle.

  • Crack eggs in and sprinkle one cup of flour over potatoes.
  • Using your hands combine all the ingredients together.
  • Knead the dough until smooth. Be careful to not over knead.

  • Divide the combined dough into quarters.
  • Roll out each quarter into a rope-like shape.

  • Using a short knife, cut gnocchi into 3-4 cm pieces.
  • Press down with a fork on each piece indenting each piece of gnocchi.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil.
  • Season the water liberally with salt.
  • Add gnocchi and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • Serve with an accompanying sauce.


  • Storage: You can store in an air-tight container for up to 5-7 days.

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