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Homemade gnocchi with tomato sauce

  • Vegetarian Diet

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Homemade gnocchi with tomato sauce


For the gnocchi

  • Cut the potatoes into small pieces and add them into a pot with boiling water. Add salt and boil for 15 minutes until they are tender.
  • Drain and let the moisture evaporate. Ideally, you should set them aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • Transfer to a bowl and press with a fork or a potato masher until broken down.
  • Add the yolks, pepper, the parmesan, 150 g flour, and mix until there is a sticky dough. If it is too liquid, add up to 50 g more flour.
  • Transfer to a pastry bag. Spread a strip of the mixture on your floured working surface and cut gnocchi, 1 cm each. Make sure that the whole surface of the gnocchi is covered in flour.
  • Place a pot with water over medium heat, and let it boil. Add salt and the gnocchi in batches. As soon as they rise to the surface, they are ready. Remove them with a slotted spoon.
  • Transfer to iced water to stop them from boiling. At this point, you can drain them, add olive oil, and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

For the tomato sauce

  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion, the garlic, and add them to the pan.
  • Grate the tomatoes, using a box grater, and add them to the pan. Add the water, the tomato paste, salt, pepper, and simmer at medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Place another frying pan over high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Add the gnocchi and sauté for 1-2 minutes until they are golden.
  • Transfer to the frying pan with the sauce, add basil, pepper, and mix.
  • Serve with olive oil, pepper, and basil.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
24 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
29 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
29 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
22 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
8 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
32 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
24 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
13 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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