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The Best Homemade Vegan & Gluten-Free Gnocchi

The Best Homemade Vegan & Gluten-Free Gnocchi

Super simple and flavourful, these Homemade Vegan & Gluten-Free Gnocchi are the best ones you'll ever have! So pillowy soft and delicious, easy to make, and only require 5 ingredients (plus salt and water).
We are obsessed with this recipe. So so good! You need to try them right now! They'll become one of your favourite dishes right away, one that you can't suddenly live without. At least that's the way we feel!
Course Birthdays, Celebrations, Main Course, Pasta, Valentine's Day
Cuisine Italian Cuisine
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword Pan-frying, Simmering
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 321.8kcal
Author Christina



  • Put the unpeeled potatoes in a large pot. Fill the pot with enough cold water to cover the potatoes by at least 2 inches and bring to a boil. Boil the potatoes until they are completely tender and easily pierced with a fork, for around 30 to 40 minutes. Let the potatoes cool a little before removing the peel. To accelerate the process you can rinse the potatoes with very cold water.
  • Place the potatoes in a large bowl, and using a potato masher, mash them well.
  • Stir in the sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, potato starch, and gluten-free all-purpose flour. Mix thoroughly using a sturdy spatula, until well combined. Stir in the extra-virgin olive oil and use your hands to mix it well with the rest of the mixture.
  • Now, on a floured working surface, place the mixture and knead gently until the flour is fully incorporated and the dough is soft and smooth, for around a minute (don’t overmix it, or the gnocchi will be tough; the dough should feel delicate.) The dough should be moist but not sticky. It should feel almost billowy. Make sure the surface underneath the dough is well floured. Cover it with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Cut the dough into 5 equal pieces.
    The Best Homemade Vegan & Gluten-Free Gnocchi
  • With the palms of your hands, roll each piece on the floured surface into a rope, roughly the thickness of your thumb.
    The Best Homemade Vegan & Gluten-Free Gnocchi
  • With a sharp knife, cut the ropes crosswise into 1.5 cm bites. Dust the bites with a bit of flour and now it's time to make the classic Italian homemade gnocchi shapes. To shape the gnocchi hold a fork in one hand, and place a bite against the tines of the fork (or gnocchi board), cut ends out. Lightly use your thumb and press in and down the length of the fork. The gnocchi should curl into a slight "C" shape, their backs will capture the impression of the tines as tiny ridges (good for catching sauce later). Arrange the gnocchi in a single layer on parchment paper-lined trays, making sure they don’t touch. Reflour the working surface as needed. When all the gnocchi have been made and spread out on the lined trays, sprinkle them with a little more of flour.
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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once it's boiling add 2-3 tbsp of salt to it. Boil the gnocchi in batches by dropping them into the boiling salted water roughly 10-15 at a time, until they float to the surface, for about 3-4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to take them from the water.
  • Now you have 2 options: consume now or freeze to consume another day. Do not refrigerate! You need to either consume immediately or freeze for the gnocchi to taste fresh and not chewy!
  • If freezing: arrange gnocchi in air-tight containers, separating them with small sheets of parchment paper. Freeze for up to a month. When ready to consume, simply pop out of the freezer and directly pan-fry them with a bit of extra-virgin olive oil until they are golden on all sides.
  • If consuming now: heat a non-stick large skillet with 1-2 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil and sauté gnocchi until they look golden on all sides.
    The Best Homemade Vegan & Gluten-Free Gnocchi
  • Once the gnocchi are golden on all sides, stir in a few tablespoons of Vegan Walnut Pesto Sauce, Vegan Nut-Free Kale Pesto, Vegan Mozzarella Sauce, or Vegan Cheese Sauce inside the skillet and give it a good mix. Cook over low heat until the sauce is warm and nice.
    The Best Homemade Vegan & Gluten-Free Gnocchi
  • Serve the gnocchi immediately, topping with sun-dried tomatoes and our Nut-Free Vegan Parmesan Cheese. Enjoy this insanely delicious dish!
    The Best Homemade Vegan & Gluten-Free Gnocchi


Serving: 220g | Calories: 321.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 64.2g | Protein: 5.1g | Fat: 5.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.77g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.51g | Sodium: 402.2mg | Potassium: 782.38mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 1.5g | Vitamin B1: 0.23mg | Vitamin B2: 0.07mg | Vitamin B3: 3.18mg | Vitamin B5: 0.85mg | Vitamin B6: 0.66mg | Vitamin C: 32.83mg | Vitamin E: 0.8mg | Vitamin K: 6.81µg | Calcium: 26.52mg | Iron: 1.88mg