Spinach Gnocchi


  • 1 pound starchy potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 ounces spinach, fresh
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmesan, to serve

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: To Prepare Potatoes: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2: Place potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 3: Prick each potato with a fork all over the surface.

Step 4: Bake the potatoes for 45-50 minutes, or until tender.  Once baked, open them immediately to let the steam escape.  Be careful as they are extremely hot.

Step 5: Scoop out the potatoes and place them in a bowl.  Mash them using a potato masher.

Step 6: To Prepare Spinach: Heat olive oil in a skillet.

Step 7: Add spinach and cool until wilted.  Transfer the spinach into a sieve and press firmly to remove excess liquid.  Blend or process the spinach in a food blender or processor until it nears the consistency of a puree.

Step 8: To Prepare Gnocchi Dough: Add flour to the mashed potatoes and stir until just combined.

Step 9: Add spinach and some salt to taste.

Step 10: Stir the potato dough just until it comes together.  Do not overmix or your gnocchi will be too chewy.

Step 11: Divide the potato dough into four equal parts.  Roll each part on a dusted kitchen counter to a long, 1-inch-thick log.

Step 12: Cut the potato dough into gnocchi.  The size depends on your taste.

Step 13: To Shape the Gnocchi: You can leave them as they are or you can make an indent in the center by poking the dough with a finger or roll the gnocchi over the back of a fork for a genuine gnocchi appearance.

Step 14: To Cook the Gnocchi: Cook the gnocchi in salted simmering water until they float to the top.

Step 15: Remove the gnocchi with a slotted spoon or drain in a colander.

Step 16: Serve warm, sprinkled with Parmesan.

Enjoy this home-made spinach gnocchi from The Daring Kitchen!