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purple potato gnocchi

Purple potato Gnocchi

How to make purple potato gnocchi froms scratch at home.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Course lunch, supper
Cuisine Italian


  • pot
  • potato masher



  • 300 grams purple Vitelotte potato
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp corn starch

For serving/ garnish

  • 1-2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 stalks fresh basil leaves optional
  • a handful cherry tomatoes (about 100 grams) optional


Make the gnocchi

  • Boil the potatoes with skin on till they are cook. This will take about 20 minutes. Then let it to cool and peel the skin away. Mash it with potato masher. Add salt and the corn starch till it binds. Shape into gnocchiby rolling into long roll then cut into bite size cubes. Once it's ready boil the gnocchi till it is cook. It is cook when the gnocchi starts to float to the surface. Drain.

Serving/ garnish

  • Add some parmesan cheese and olive oil. Serve with some chopped basil leaves and tomatoes if using them.
Keyword Gnocchi, Purple potato