Eggless Gnocchi in Herb & Cheese Sauce

Servings: 2
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Main Course
Time: 40 minutes
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Tired of eating the same old pasta? Try out the light and fluffy gnocchi in a delectable herb and cheese sauce. These Italian potato dumplings are just as easy to make at home.


For the gnocchi

  • 250 gms boiled and grated potatoes (2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 4 tbsp grated cheese


  • To begin, prepare the gnocchi dough. In a large bowl, mix together potatoes, salt, black pepper powder, oil, and all-purpose flour. Bring it together to form a dough but don't knead it too much.
  • Roll it into a long tube and cut it into 1-inch pieces. Shape the gnocchi as per your choice. Check out the video below.
  • Bring water to a rolling boil. Season it with a bit of salt. Add in the gnocchi and allow them to rise to the top. It would take 2-3 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sauce. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter in a pan.
  • Add in finely chopped garlic and saute for a minute.
  • Next, add finely chopped onions and saute until translucent.
  • Drain the gnocchi and add it to the sauce. Keep the water for further use. Mix well.
  • Add in the Italian seasoning and red chilli flakes. Mix well.
  • Add a quarter cup of the water you boiled the gnocchi in. Mix.
  • Finally, add in the grated cheese of your choice and cook until it melts. You can add a bit of the gnocchi water if required.
  • The Eggless Gnocchi in Herb & Cheese Sauce is ready to serve. Serve hot with toasted bread.



  • Gnocchis freeze well. Do not boil them. Instead spread them out on parchment paper and freeze. To use, do not thaw. Just boil them directly following instruction step #3.
  • You can use any herb or sauce of your choice

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