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Giada De Laurentiis' Gnocchi with Butter-Thyme Sauce | Giada at Home | Food Network

Giada De Laurentiis' Gnocchi with Butter-Thyme Sauce | Giada at Home | Food Network

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The New Gnocchi with Butter Thyme Sauce
Level: Intermediate
Total: 1 hr 10 min (includes cooling time)
Active: 50 min
Yield: 4 servings


1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes (about 2 medium potatoes)
1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning pasta water
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup shaved Pecorino-Romano or Parmesan


Pierce the potatoes all over with a fork. Microwave the potatoes, turning once, until tender, about 12 minutes. Cut the hot potatoes in half and score the flesh to allow the steam to escape. Let the potatoes cool until cool enough to handle, then scoop the flesh into a ricer (see Cook’s Note) and rice into a medium bowl. Spread evenly in the bowl to continue to allow the steam to escape.
Discard the skins. Add the flour, salt and pepper and gently toss to combine. Form a well and add the egg. Starting in the center, mix well with your hand to combine. Place the dough on a clean counter dusted with flour. Knead the dough just until blended, 4 or 5 times.

Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece with your palms on the work surface into a 1/2-inch-diameter rope (about 20 inches long). Cut the rope into 1-inch pieces. Roll each piece over a wooden paddle with ridges or over the tines of a fork to form grooves in the dough. Place on a well-floured surface. Continue with the remaining dough, dusting the gnocchi with additional flour as you go.

Cook the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat until it begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the thyme leaves. Set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season generously with salt.

Add the gnocchi to the boiling water and stir with a wooden spoon to prevent sticking. Cook until the gnocchi rise to the surface, about 1 minute. Continue cooking until the gnocchi are tender, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the gnocchi to the hot thyme butter in the skillet. Toss to coat.

Spoon the gnocchi and butter sauce into shallow bowls. Top with the Pecorino and serve.

Cook’s Note
If you do not have a potato ricer, a food mill, potato masher or the back of a fork will work as well. Simply fluff the mashed potatoes before adding the flour to help prevent dense and gummy gnocchi.

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Giada De Laurentiis’ Gnocchi with Butter-Thyme Sauce | Giada at Home | Food Network


eva Scott on September 22, 2020

Ese gato no se bien en la cocina trepado ay😮y disculpe

Allen Trice on September 22, 2020

Giada looks great with Aunt Raffy and cooking for Italian food! Thanks Giada!

CobraEatz on September 22, 2020

I can definitely do this with these instructions

Passion for food on September 22, 2020

Oh you Gnocchi I have thyme to try this!

Ilie Baitan on September 22, 2020


Recipes with Iman on September 22, 2020

Yummy 😋 very nice

SRBang0409 on September 22, 2020

Sometimes it's just all over-acting! 😖

dwoollery on September 22, 2020

You lost me with that damn cat on the counter.

Drew Conway on September 22, 2020

You nuked those potatoes for TWELVE minutes? I’m amazed they haven’t shriveled to the size of a grape.

Zephyrr Sky on September 22, 2020

Giada’s gnocchi is way too large. Wowsa

Easy Recipes on September 22, 2020

Nice sharing

Belinda Benz on September 22, 2020

I'm still grossed out!

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Dr Suez & Dr Carl 🐆

Christine Moore on September 22, 2020

A cat on the kitchen counter…Really! You've lost me Giada. Shame on you.

Ron Hanisco on September 22, 2020

Yum, cat fur Gnocchi.

ColoringByMoonlight on September 22, 2020

Y'all are acting as if disinfectant doesn't exist or something down here in the comments… Like, damn! These videos are edited as is, they probably got the cat down and cleaned the counter space before moving on. It's not that serious!

Rickey Engle on September 22, 2020

hello beautiful,,

Catherine on September 22, 2020

I’d like both recipes! Grazi Giada!

lilburrellbaby on September 22, 2020

You lost me w/ the cat on the counter . . 😝

msr111 on September 23, 2020

Yes, pasta and such are easy, popular dinner options, but can we get some main dishes not made mainly of flour? Seems these are the only clips we're getting of late.

Film Crew on September 23, 2020

Loved seeing Rafi!

Charles Winingham on September 23, 2020

I love Gilda and Raffy. When Raffy was on Giada’s programs, I laughed so hard I hurt. These two should go on the road.

Kurt Hubbard-Beale on September 23, 2020

Whaaat the heck is your cat doing on the kitchen surfaces? Really😣😳

discardedfoot on September 23, 2020

Yall worried about the cat hair like she cooked this food for you to eat personally

Paul D on September 23, 2020

0:58 looks like someone's arse crack.

john mirbach on September 23, 2020


Chelsea C on September 23, 2020

Love the cat 🐱.

john cajka on September 23, 2020


신혼한끼a newlywed meal on September 23, 2020

My friends ! It looks so delicious. You're very good at cooking. That's a good recipe. wow good Information. 😍❤️

at7229 on September 23, 2020

That thumbnail genuinely looks like little bugs

J. C. on September 24, 2020


John Doe on September 26, 2020

Microwave 🤦🏻‍♂️

macktruk13 on September 26, 2020

Giana is even more beautiful in these at home segments

Larry Richardson on September 27, 2020

There she goes with that cat again on the counter

paul taylor on October 31, 2020

like cook nots

Bro Thor on January 18, 2021

1:07 giggity

icaro2020 on January 24, 2021

0:17 lost me at “microwave”

Ruth Acuna on March 2, 2021

I.sidnt know how simply it is to make!

Knulppage on May 22, 2021

Laptop as a phone stand was a good idea

leti Sherlin on June 3, 2021

Treat fancy cooking together in make room day.

larry reigel on July 12, 2021

Everything good great until I saw the cat on the counter.

unk on August 30, 2021

I'm terrified after the first sentence, she cooks potatoes in microwave.

handekai on September 13, 2021

This girl looks like Gossip Girl’s Ivy Dickens😅

Susan S on January 29, 2022

I just made this but didn't have fresh thyme so I used a good dried version. Haven't tasted it yet but it looks so good!

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