A great way to use up leftover mashed potato, gnudi are large pillowy gnocchi that you must make for dinner tonight!
Gnudi with Tomato & Basil

Gnudi with Tomato & Basil

Traditionally, Gnudi are a cousin to gnocchi, but instead of potato you would use ricotta cheese. For those who can't yet source a great dairy free ricotta, Bettina's recipe uses the classic, beloved potato but still makes big, pillowy gnudi that everyone will love. You can't go wrong with tomato and basil, but you can dress these with whatever pasta sauce your heart desires.

  • 2Servings



    • 450 g (1 lb) potatoes, peeled and chopped
    • 100 g (31⁄2 oz/heaped3⁄4 cup) fine cornflour (cornstarch)
    • salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Tomato Sauce

    • 1⁄2 onion
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 3 large tomatoes, blitzed in a blender
    • 1 tablespoon tomato purée (paste)
    • sprinkle of brown sugar
    • sprig of thyme
    • basil leaves
    • olive oil, for frying
    • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
    • nutritional yeast or parmesan alternative


Start off by boiling your potatoes until nice and soft, then drain until dry. In a
large bowl, mash the potatoes and add the cornflour, salt and pepper to taste and knead until you have a nice dough. Divide up into balls by using a small-
size cookie scoop and set aside.

Heat a little olive oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic until nice and soft.

Add a sprinkle of brown sugar a tablespoon tomato purée and three large fresh tomatoes that have been blitzed in a blender and let the sauce simmer for 5 minutes.

Finish off with salt, pepper, fresh thyme and basil and set aside.

Bring a large pot to a boil with a teaspoon of salt and gently ladle in the
potato gnudi. They will be ready when they come off the bottom of the pan
and float up. 

Once ready gently add to the saucepan with the tomato sauce and cover. Sprinkle with a few sprigs of fresh basil and eat straight away while still warm. 

This recipe has been generously shared by Bettina's Kitchen. Check out their website for even more delicious plant-based recipes.

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