Potato Gnocchi With Ramps Recipe

It's easier than you think to make this puffy pasta at home

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Gnocchi doesn't have to be laden with sage and brown butter to have a good time, and this recipe, with its trifecta of springy ingredients, is here to prove it. If you can't find ramps at the market just yet, scallions work just fine. But freshly grated nutmeg makes all the difference here to complement the peas, mushrooms and fragrant tarragon. So bust out your Microplane and get to work.

Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Gnocchi With Peas, Ramps & Mushrooms
4.6 from 39 ratings
Learn how to make pasta at home with this recipe for spring gnocchi with ramps, peas, mushrooms and herbs.
Prep Time
Cook Time
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
  • 1 pound russet potatoes
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh peas
  • 4 stalks wild onions, such as ramps, sliced diagonally
  • ½ teaspoon chile flakes
  • ½ cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tarragon sprig, picked
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Bake the potatoes for 1 hour, or until very tender. As soon as the potatoes come out of the oven, cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the potato, discarding the skin or saving it for another use. Press the potatoes through a ricer or food mill, and spread out on a sheet tray while still hot. Let the riced potato cool to room temperature.
  2. Once the potato mix is cool, transfer it to a large mixing bowl. Mix in the egg yolk, grated nutmeg and a pinch of salt. Gently mix in the flour until the dough comes together, being careful not to overmix. Test a piece in boiling water; boil for roughly 2 minutes. It should float for roughly 2 minutes. Then check the gnocchi for taste and structure; if the gnocchi falls apart during the boiling, it needs more flour.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 pieces and roll into ½-inch-diameter logs. Cut into pieces roughly 1 inch long. Place the gnocchi pieces on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and flour. Store in the refrigerator until ready to cook.
  4. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter. Once the butter is bubbling, add the mushrooms, peas, spring onions and chile flakes. Sauté lightly for roughly 2 to 3 minutes until tender. Add the pasta water to the pan and turn off.
  5. In a large pot of boiling water, add the gnocchi; once they float, continue to cook 2 more minutes. Once they are cooked, remove and add to the pan of vegetables. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and Parmesan cheese. Cook until glazed. Plate and top with tarragon and lemon zest, then serve.
Calories per Serving 604
Total Fat 28.0 g
Saturated Fat 16.6 g
Trans Fat 0.9 g
Cholesterol 156.4 mg
Total Carbohydrates 77.9 g
Dietary Fiber 8.1 g
Total Sugars 5.5 g
Sodium 1,151.4 mg
Protein 14.8 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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