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How to make gluten-free gnocchi

 Learn how to make gluten-free gnocchi using this easy, step by step method. You’ll get perfect vegan gluten-free gnocchi every time!

 I just discovered a new passion – gluten-free pasta making. I never thought making homemade pasta could be so fun and relaxing! I can’t wait to buy myself a pasta machine so I can try other kinds of pasta as well. Until then, I will make pasta recipes which don’t require owning a pasta machine, like these gluten-free gnocchi for example!

Gnocchi are small pasta dumplings made of flour and potatoes. The basic Italian recipe doesn’t contain any eggs, so it is naturally vegan. If you choose the right type of potatoes, you won’t need any eggs. Russet potatoes are best. I get really annoyed when I see gnocchi recipes using eggs. Eggs are not used in the original recipe, nor are they needed. Adding them into the gnocchi dough is completely useless.

Also, don’t add salt in gnocchi. This is not needed at all. Add salt only in the water in which they boil and of course, in the pasta sauce, you’ll serve them with. It’s more than enough.

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In this gluten-free gnocchi recipe, I also added wild garlic which made them taste absolutely incredible even without a sauce! I highly recommend you to try it! I am a huge wild garlic fan and I am sure you’ll love it too. Plus, look at their color! Lovely!

Making gnocchi is super easy. The dough is ready really fast and from that point on, it’s a child’s play!

How to make vegan gluten-free gnocchi step by step

 After you have the gnocchi dough ready, dust your working space with some gluten-free flour and shape the dough like in the image above.

How to make vegan gluten-free gnocchi step by step 2

Cut the loaf-shaped piece of dough into smaller pieces – about 2-3cm each.

How to make vegan gluten-free gnocchi step by step 3

Roll each dough slice into long, thin, sausage-shaped pieces of dough. Cut them in 2cm long pieces. These are the gnocchi.

How to make vegan gluten-free gnocchi step by step 5

Form the gnocchi using a fork or a honey dipper. I recommend using a honey dipper because they will look a lot better. See above.  🙂

Check out the full instructions below and the gnocchi sauce recipe I used, here.

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How to make gluten-free gnocchi
Learn how to make gluten-free gnocchi using this easy, step by step method. You’ll get perfect vegan gluten-free gnocchi every time!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 358 kcal


  • 3 Old Russet potatoes medium
  • 250 g gluten-free flour universal mix I used Dr. Schar MixIt Universal
  • 3 bunches wild garlic chopped (optional – if you want to make simple gnocchi, skip this)
  • water
  • salt


  • Gnocchi dough:
  • Put potatoes just as they are in a large pot. Cover them with water. Boil them for about 25 minutes,
  • Drain potatoes and fill the pot with cold water. Peel potatoes under cold water.
  • Grate potatoes or mash them using a potato ricer.
  • Put grated potatoes in a large bowl and add flour.
  • Separately, put chopped wild garlic leaves in a blender and puree them.
  • Pour wild garlic puree in the bowl.
  • Start mixing using a wooden spoon.
  • When the dough starts forming, use your hands and knead for 5 more minutes.
  • Form the gnocchi:
  • Dust your working area with gluten-free flour. Dust your hands too.
  • Roll the dough in the form of a bread loaf, like in image Step 1.
  • Cut dough in 3 cm thick slices, like in Step 2.
  • Take a dough slice and roll it into a long and thin sausage-shaped piece of dough.
  • Slice it in small gnocchi pieces, about 2 cm long, like in image Step 3.
  • Shape gnocchi by either using a fork or a honey dipper. Dust the fork/honey dipper in flour before using.
  • Place gnocchi on a tray,
  • How to cook gnocchi:
  • Fill a large pot with water.
  • Add salt.
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Add gnocchi.
  • When ready, they will start rising to the surface. Get them out and serve them right away with a sauce on top.


Calories: 358kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 10gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 673mgFiber: 11gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1444IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 5mg
Keyword gnocchi, pasta
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Recipe Rating

Jeanine Scolnick

Monday 26th of October 2020

Jeanine, I have made GF gnocchis before but they didn’t come out well. I just found your gnocchi recipe and can’t wait to try it.

Sarah G

Thursday 24th of January 2019

Try Garlic Chives if you can't get wild garlic leaves very similar flavour and colour!

Ruxandra Micu

Thursday 24th of January 2019

Great idea! Thanks, Sarah!


Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

I can't believe how easy these were to make and and how well the dough held up. I added minced garlic to the dough. I sauted them in butter without boiling first and they were light , fluffy and delicious. I will definitely be making again!

Ruxandra Micu

Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

So happy to hear you liked the recipe! Sauteeing gnocchi is just as good as boiling them, or even better actually because they turn slightly crispy. :)

Donna DeLuca

Tuesday 27th of March 2018

I'd like a more flavorful gnocchi but don't have access to wild garlic. What would you substitute? It sounds yummy, can't wait to try!


Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

You could try scallions - green parts- mixed with some minced garlic. It will taste like both onion and garlic. Alternatively, make them with spinach + minced garlic. It will have the garlic flavor and green color of the spinach.


Tuesday 6th of March 2018

you should sell this :)


Wednesday 14th of March 2018