Leftover Mashed Potato Gnocchi

Leftover mashed potato gnocchi. So light and fluffy!

If you have leftover mashed potatoes, try making them into delicious potato dumplings known as gnocchi! I’ve tried gnocchi before, but I often find the dough is very sticky and hard to work with, and I inevitably need to use more flour, which can make the gnocchi heavy and chewy. I think maybe the problem was that I used mashed potatoes that had just been cooked. This time, I happened to have leftover mashed potatoes in my fridge, so I tried making gnocchi with it and it worked so much better! I didn’t need nearly as much flour, and the resulting gnocchi were perfectly light and fluffy. My family loved them too. I topped them with a basic homemade meat sauce and a little parmesan cheese. Sorry the photo isn’t that great, it’s getting harder to get good shots now that the sun goes down so much earlier. {UPDATED with a slightly better photo!}. I often take a photo of leftovers the next day in the daylight, but this gnocchi didn’t last until the next day. We gobbled up every last bit of it that night. I know what I’ll be making with my leftover mashed potatoes from now on!

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Welcome! I’m Megan.

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