Homemade Gnocchetti Pasta Recipe: A Taste of Italy

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Welcome, food enthusiasts! If you’re looking for a delectable and authentic Italian dish to impress your friends and family, this gnocchetti pasta recipe is just what you need. Perfect for both novice cooks and seasoned chefs, this recipe offers a delightful taste of Italy right in your home kitchen. Did you know that gnocchetti is a smaller cousin to the traditional gnocchi? It’s true! Let’s dive into this culinary journey and create a dish that’s as fun to make as it is to eat.

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Yields, Prep Time, Cook Time, Total Time, and Calories

Yields Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Calories per Serving
4 servings 30 minutes 10 minutes 40 minutes 350 calories



  • 400 grams all-purpose flour
  • 800 grams potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons salt


Step 1: Boil the potatoes until they are tender, about 20 minutes. Once cooked, peel and mash them until smooth.

Step 2: In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, flour, eggs, and salt. Mix until the dough comes together and is smooth.

Step 3: On a floured surface, roll the dough into long ropes about 1/2 inch in diameter. Cut the ropes into small pieces, about 1 inch long.

Step 4: Using a fork, press down on each piece to create ridges. This helps the sauce cling to the pasta better.

Step 5: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the gnocchetti and cook until they float to the surface, about 2-3 minutes. Drain and serve with your favorite sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Calories 350
Carbohydrates 60 grams
Protein 10 grams
Fat 5 grams
Sodium 400 mg
Fiber 3 grams

Watch this video to see how to make a delicious sauce for your gnocchetti pasta:

Tips and Variations


  • Use waxy potatoes for a lighter texture.
  • Ensure the dough is not too sticky by adding flour as needed.
  • Roll the dough into even ropes for uniform cooking.


  • For a vegan version, omit the eggs and use a flax egg substitute.
  • Try adding finely chopped herbs like basil or parsley to the dough for extra flavor.
  • For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free flour blend.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the difference between gnocchi and gnocchetti?

A: Gnocchi are small dumplings typically made from potatoes, flour, and eggs. Gnocchetti, also known as “malloreddus” in some regions, are smaller, shell-shaped pasta that are made from semolina flour and water.

Q: What is gnocchetti made of?

A: Traditional gnocchetti are made from semolina flour and water. However, in this recipe, we use potatoes, flour, eggs, and salt to create a similar texture and flavor.

Q: Is gnocchi healthier than pasta?

A: Gnocchi and pasta have similar nutritional profiles, but gnocchi can be slightly lower in calories and carbs due to the potatoes. The healthiness depends on the ingredients and portion sizes.

Q: Is gnocchi a type of pasta?

A: While gnocchi is often considered a type of pasta due to its similar use and preparation, it is technically a dumpling made from potatoes, flour, and eggs.

Thank you for joining me on this culinary adventure! I hope you enjoy making and eating this delicious homemade gnocchetti pasta. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family, and subscribe to my blog for more mouthwatering recipes and cooking tips!

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