Both kids and adults love it and it can be cooked in many ways. Gnocchi is an Italian dish that, every day, can be found in more and more homes, restaurants and supermarkets all over the world. And it’s no surprise, because it’s an extremely versatile and easy to make dish. Read on to find out what gnocchi is and how to make it. It’s mouth-watering!

What is potato gnocchi?

Despite many people thinking that gnocchi is just another type of pasta, this dish is, in fact, made from 80% mashed potato and a small percentage of wheat flour. Gnocchi comes in the shape of a little ball and just needs to be cooked for one minute. Mix it with your favourite sauce to enjoy a delicious and nourishing meal.

How to make gnocchi in five minutes

It’s very easy to enjoy a dish of Gallo Potato Gnocchi at home. Just add salt and 1 litre of water per 100 grams of gnocchi in a large saucepan. When the water boils, pour in the gnocchi (do not cover the saucepan) and when the gnocchi starts rising to the surface (in about one minute), you can strain it. Then, add your favourite sauce. You can see some of the most famous recipes for this dish on our blog: Gnocchi with tomato sauce (children’s favourite) and Gnocchi with cream and bacon. Simply irresistible! 

The biggest advantage of gnocchi is how quickly and easily you can prepare it but, also, that it is a perfect ingredient to use when “trash cooking” because you can use anything you have left in the fridge. This is because gnocchi, just like pasta, goes perfectly with all sauces and ingredients: vegetables like onions, peppers or mushrooms; meats like chicken or bacon: and even fish like salmon. The secret to preparing delicious gnocchi is to let your imagination run wild.

Nutritional properties of gnocchi

If you are already smitten by the advantages of this dish, read on because there’s more. Potatoes are a great source of carbohydrates (they give energy to our body and mind), but they also provide the body with large quantities of vitamin C. Furthermore, potatoes provide potassium and some group B vitamins. And if that’s not enough, they are also low in fat and sodium, which makes them ideal for all types of diets. If, on top of all of these benefits, you add the nutritional value of the sauce and the other ingredients you can add to gnocchi, you end up with a tasty, nourishing, healthy and complete meal. Are you ready to make some delicious gnocchi at home? 

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