• Complexity: Easy
  • Srv: 6
  • Total Time: 1 hr
  • By: Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

For the Pasta


  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg

For the Sauce


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 5 basil leaves
  • crushed tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 shakes of red pepper flakes


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel potatoes and add to pot. Cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and mash with a fork or potato masher.
  2. Combine 1 cup mashed potato, flour and egg in a large bowl. Knead until dough forms a ball. Shape small portions of the dough into long "snakes". On a floured surface, cut snakes into half-inch pieces.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in gnocchi and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until gnocchi have risen to the top; drain and serve.
  4. For the sauce, mince garlic and cut up basil. Combine olive oil, garlic, basil, red pepper flakes and the crushed tomatoes in a medium saucepan. Bring the sauce to a boil, then let simmer for 15 minutes.