Vegan Gnocchi made from scratch in the pan

Vegan Gnocchi From Scratch

Recipe for simple vegan Gnocchi made from scratch. You'll only need 3 ingredients and they're really easy to make. And even taste better than store-bought ones!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 515kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


Ingredients for homemade vegan gnocchi from scratch

  • 4 medium-large starchy potatoes (russet potatoes are best!)
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour + more flour for dusting the workspace
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Ingredients for the tomato sauce and toppings


Instructions for the vegan gnocchi from scratch

  • Peel the potatoes and boil them until they're soft (better overcook than undercook!).
  • Drain the potatoes and let them cool down until cold enough to handle. Then mash the potatoes. I used a potato ricer for that.
  • Add the salt and flour and knead it with your hands until a smooth dough forms. You can add more flour here if you feel like it needs more, otherwise, I'd recommend breaking off a small part of the dough and make a test round.
  • Bring a large pot with water to a boil and add in the test-gnocchi. Let it cook for about 2-3 minutes. Once it swims on the surface, it's ready. Try it. If your test-gnocchi is too mushy and soft, add more flour to the dough and knead again until incorporated. If you're happy with the fluffiness and consistency, you can quarter your potato dough and roll it into a rope on a floured surface. Then cut them into individual pieces.
  • Transfer the gnocchi into the boiling water (work in batches) and let them cook until they swim. Use a skimming spoon to drain them and transfer them to a large saucepan. Repeat for the rest.

Instructions for the sauce

  • For the sauce, I simply mixed the tomato puree, salt, pepper, and dried oregano and poured it over the gnocchi in the saucepan and heated it up. I sprinkled fresh oregano and nutritional yeast flakes on top and served it with a leafy green salad. Enjoy!


Can you freeze gnocchi? Absolutely! After boiling them, drain them, rinse them under cold water, let them cool off, fill them into a ziplock bag or freezer-safe glass container and freeze for up to a couple of months. 
How to reheat frozen gnocchi? If you want to use your frozen gnocchi, boil them in a pot of water again until they float on top (make sure to try one gnocchi so that they are not frozen in the middle), then pan-fry or add the sauce.  They are good as new!


Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 14g | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 2108mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6.7% | Vitamin C: 37.8% | Calcium: 8.9% | Iron: 39.6%