Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Gnocchi with sage butter

2 comments Oct 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

A classic Italian dish. Gnocchi with sage butter are easy and fast to make. I am using a little trick to reduce the work even more. The Gnocchi I make are made from scratch though I use potato flakes instead of fresh potatoes. This really reduces the production time and the Gnocchi taste great.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

cooking time: 5 minutes

difficulty: easy


    for the Gnocchi

  • 1 pack of potato flakes for puree
  • 300 ml water
  • 1 tea spoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • some nutmeg
  • 6-8 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • for the sage butter:

  • 1 hand full of fresh sage
  • butter as you like
  • salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese, grated


Bring water to boil for the Gnocchi.

Mix together all the dry ingredients for the Gnocchi. Then add the water and the egg slowly. Mix well with a kitchen aid or by hand. The dough should not get too humid. In case it is too sticky, add some flour.

Melt some butter in a pan and add the chopped sage. Let it fry on low heat.

Take a fist size piece of the dough and form a long roll of it. Do so on a cleaned and floured surface. The roll should be as thick as your index finger. Now cut the roll into pieces. Each piece just smaller than half an inch.

Put the Gnocchi into the boiling water. Let them simmer on low heat. Once they rise up, let them in the water for another 2 minutes. Now drain them and put them into the pan. Fry on low heat for a few minutes.

Portion on plates and sprinkle some grated cheese over them.


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  1. A delicious dish! Sage has a wonderful flavor.



  2. Gnocchi looks yummm..
    I hardly find Sage in Singapore…I am on a Sage hunt here…
    Hope fully I can try this recipe soon..once I get my hands on Sage..:-)

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