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Potato gnocchi with grated Pecorino Toscano


Ingredients for 4 persons

For the gnocchi:

  •  400 g of white potatoes,
  • 130 g of whole-wheat flour (00),
  • 70 g of butter, 2 egg yokes,

For the sauce:

  • 150 g of fresh Pecorino Toscano,
  • 150 g of seasoned Pecorino Toscano,
  • 200 g of tomatoes,
  • 100 g of Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil,
  • 100 g of mascarpone,
  • 1 glass of warm water.


Preparing the gnocchi:

Wash, boil and peel the potatoes while they are still warm, and pass them through a sieve. Mix in the flour with the egg yokes, knead the dough and let it sit for 10 minutes. Stretch out the dough to form strips 1 cm high and cut them length-wise every 3 cm. Press the gnocchi with a thumb on the tip of a fork. Bring a pot ful of water to boil and then throw in the gnocchi. The gnocchi are ready when they come up to the surface.

Preparing the sauce:

Cut the tomatoes cross-wise on the bottom, then boil them for 2 minutes, peel and slice them. Stir-fry the tomatoes on a light flame, until they start crumbling apart. Add the fresh, diced Pecorino Toscano and the water until you have a creamy mixture, then pour the cooked gnocchi on the cream and add the mascarpone. Mix the gnocchi and cream, add the seasoned Pecorino Toscano cut into thin slices, a few knobs of butter and bake in an oven at 200 °C, until a thin crust forms. Serve warm.

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