Gnocchi are Italian pasta dumplings since Roman times! They are made of potatoes and flour and sometimes they include ricotta cheese. They can be made with other ingredients too including pumpkin or spinach and can also be stuffed.
If we tell you that the name ‘gnocchi’ comes from the Italian word nocca (knuckle) or nocchio (knot in wood), you get a very clear idea of their shape, size, and appearance.
Dried potato gnocchi are available at most supermarkets and you can sometimes find other varieties at more specialized stores. We recommend making them at home. They are quite simple to make. While they do require a decent time investment, kids have a lot of fun helping with this recipe!
Find the recipe to make our super flavorful octopus gnocchi bolognese below.
FOR THE GNOCCHI:
4 medium potatoes
⅔ cup all-purpose flour (+ max 1/8 cup to create desired consistency)
Salt and nutmeg
FOR THE BOLOGNESE SAUCE:
1 package precooked El Rey del Pulpo octopus, sliced
2 tbs tomato paste
14 oz can crushed tomato
2 cloves garlic
Salt, black pepper, and thyme
If you’re looking to make more octopus pasta dishes, we recommend our tasty octopus spaghetti and our octopus stuffed peppers.
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