Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Homemade Gnocchi with Nello's Marinara Sauce Recipe

Hello :) I am back with another awesome recipe to share with you featuring Nello's Marinara Sauce. I decided to make homemade Gnocchi last night. Here's my recipe :)


  • 1 jar Nello's Marinara Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup potato buds
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  1. Start by mixing the potato buds with the salt and nutmeg.
  2. Stir in boiling water and continue mixing until no dry flakes remain.
  3. Stir in the egg yolk until the mashed potato mixture has an even pale yellow color throughout.
  4. Stir in the flour and knead for about a minute with your hands.
  5. Use 1/2 teaspoon to measure out small portions of the Gnocchi dough. Using floured hands, roll the small dough portion around between the palms of your hands, making a ball, then press each ball down onto floured wax paper. They should be in the shape of discs or ovals.
  6. Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil.
  7. Add your Gnocchi gently. Let cook for about 4-5 minutes or until the Gnocchi rise to the top of the water.
  8. Drain. Smother with Nello's Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, etc.
  9. Serve with bread if desired.
  10. ENJOY!
My l3 year old son, Landon helped me make the Gnocchi dough. He loves to help me in the kitchen.

Gnocchi Dough

Ready to be boiled!

The finished product. Fresh, homemade Gnocchi topped with only the best sauce. Nello's Marinara, that is!

My Thoughts? Make a double batch because it's just THAT good! This Marinara sauce is out of this world good!
Have you tried a jar of Nello's Sauce yet? If so, what do you like to cook with it? What flavor is your favorite?  If you are reading this and asking yourself where do I find a jar of Nello's? Visit the website, www.nellositaly.com and visit their store locator. If Nello's Sauce is not available in a store near you, visit your store's service desk and demand this sauce to be on their shelves. Or else. Hehe :)

*I am a #mombassador for Nello's Sauce. Yay!*



  1. Looks delicious! I will have to give this a try. Love Nello's. My favorite is the Marinara sauce.

    1. Thanks Sarah! Please try and tell me what you think! :) I love Nello's too!!

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  3. Never try Nello's looks delicious will have to try.

  4. i am also italian so i love gnocchi ^_^

  5. These look amazing! I will have to make these in the near future!

  6. I'll probably take you on that double batch tip, it does look scrumptious with that sauce!

  7. I am in love with marinara sauce. You can use it in a lot of recipes, and that makes cooking convenient for a woman as busy as me. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe! I'm sure the kids will love it.

  8. Oh these are awesome. We like mixing gnocchi with pasta! Making my own would be fun.

  9. I never knew how to do this and it's really looks yummy. Glad you share this

  10. It looks so delicious! Never tried it but I'm gonna make this with your fantastic recipe!

  11. We just had this two nights ago! Gnocchi has been the newest addition to our family's favorites.

  12. My husband loves gnocchi, but I've never even tried it. This doesn't look too hard to make. I can't wait to try making it for him.

  13. This is one amazing recipe. Love to try this at home too. Love it!

  14. I have never tried making gnocchi before but your recipe looks simple enough! Thanks for sharing. I just might give it a try this week-end!

  15. Absolutely looks amazing. I really want to try these at home.

  16. Yummy! I love gnocchi, my nonna makes it a few times each month and I can never get enough!

  17. ahhhh, I love homemade gnocchi!

  18. This looks easy enough for me to do. I haven't tried making gnocchi.