Appropriately, gnocchi means “lumps” in Italian. They are small dumplings made with potatoes and flour. Cooked potatoes are mashed and combined with flour to create a dough that’s then formed into small pieces for boiling. When they are cooked, they transform into light, fluffy pillows. While gnocchi can be made from scratch, they are widely available in stores fresh, frozen, or dried. They are typically served in a sauce such as tomato or pesto, but are equally divine coated in warm butter.
Enjoy gnocchi this week with our Gnocchi in Parmesan Broth recipe.