Easy Vegan Gnocchi Recipe 4 Ways
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 8
The simplest, most delicious vegan gnocchi recipe. The possibilities of how you can make it are endless--anything from being pan-seared, to covered in a sauce, or even being dunked into soups!
  • 2 lbs. (5-6 medium to large) Russet potatoes
  • 2.5 cups flour, plus ½ cup for kneading and dusting working surface*
  • salt to taste
  • water for boiling gnocchi
Seared Gnocchi with Peas and Herbs
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3-4 oz. of fresh or frozen green peas
  • 2 tbsp of dill
  • salt to taste
Gnocchi with Mushrooms
  • 4 oz. mushrooms of your choice
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp of water to sauté vegetables
  • fresh herb of your choice
Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce
  • 1 large tomato
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • salt to taste
  • handful of cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ fresh basil
Gnocchi Soup
  • use cooking water from gnocchi as broth (as much as you desire)
  • add as much gnocchi as you like
  • add any herbs or ingredients to the bowl you like (peas, mushrooms, tomatoes, dill, green onions, etc.)
  • salt to taste
  1. boil potatoes with 1 tsp of salt in skins for 40-45 minutes, or until cooked (you can insert a fork or a toothpick into a potato to see if it if soft)
  2. strain water and cool potatoes for only a few minutes—you need potatoes to remain hot
  3. peel potatoes—if too hot to handle, place on a fork and peel with a knife
  4. place potatoes into a bowl, or leave peeled on the counter, mash until smooth and without chunks
  5. add salt to taste
  6. add flour and start kneading, dusting the surface with flour, if needed
  7. it is important not to overwork the dough, so only knead long enough to make the dough smooth
  8. cover with a towel or a bowl and let it rest for about 10 minutes
  9. divide dough into four parts, and roll each one into a long, cigar-like rope, about ¾ inch in diameter
  10. cut each into 1 inch long pieces
  11. you can either make simple gnocchi, my pressing your thumb in the middle of the dough (perfect for one of the ways you can have gnocchi—below); or a more traditional shape, with ridges
  12. to make more traditional gnocchi, take each piece and lightly pressing down over a floured fork, roll into a ball
  13. bring water to boil
  14. add gnocchi and boil for 2 minutes, or until gnocchi begins floats to the top
  15. remove with a slotted ladle
  16. you can freeze uncooked gnocchi to enjoy later
  17. now, here are four ways to enjoy gnocchi
Seared Gnocchi with Peas and Herbs
  1. heat a nonstick pan on high heat; reduce to medium, then add minced garlic
  2. fry until garlic begins to golden and add strained gnocchi
  3. fry each side until golden
  4. add peas (if frozen, sauté for a couple of minutes until they defrost)
  5. add salt and dill and toss
Gnocchi with Mushrooms
  1. chop mushrooms and onions; add to a frying pan with minced garlic
  2. sauté, splashing with a little bit of water until onions are translucent and mushrooms taste cooked
  3. add gnocchi, salt and herbs
  4. toss and enjoy
Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce
  1. blend tomato, salt and garlic in a food processor or blender, leaving only small chunks in the sauce
  2. chop basil with a knife
  3. add all ingredients and gnocchi into a bowl and toss to enjoy
Gnocchi Soup
  1. use cooking water from gnocchi as broth (as much as you desire)
  2. add as much gnocchi as you like
  3. add any herbs or ingredients to the bowl you like (peas, mushrooms, tomatoes, dill, green onions, etc.)
  4. salt to taste
*you can use white flour for traditional recipe and to spoil guests, or whole wheat flour. If using whole wheat flour, sift it through first, to remove larger particles, so that the dough would still come out soft and fluffy.
**for a Gluten Free option use Bobs Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Flour
You can freeze premade gnocchi (without boiling them first) to enjoy later. Simply lay them flat over parchment paper, spread over a baking sheet, and pop gnocchi in the freezer until they are frozen. Then transfer into Ziploc bags, and you got yourself a 5 minute meal ready to be cooked.
Recipe by Vegalicious at https://www.vega-licious.com/easy-vegan-gnocchi-recipe-4-ways/