Chef Helena’s Gnocchi: Kids Cook

May 31, 2020

Chef Helena’s Gnocchi: Kids Cook

On Wednesday, June 3rd from 11:30-Noon, we were live from the Well Seasoned Kitchen on the Well Seasoned Facebook Page. Check out Chef Helena's Video here.

Chef Helena’s Gnocchi

This recipe serves 4 people & it should take you about 30 minutes to prepare.

You can serve this recipe with any sauce. Today we are making it with sage butter. First wash your hands for 20 seconds. Second, measure everything out so that you are ready to start cooking along. NOTE: Have the potatoes boiled and ready to mash when the show start, step #1! Watch as Chef Helena organizes the ingredients.

Tools you will need:

  • LARGE cutting board with a wet towel under it or a clean surface to make gnocchi on
  • Sharp chef knife…if you are not allowed to use a knife, get a grownup to help you
  • 1 med pot to boil the potatoes and 1 large pot to make the gnocchi
  • A ricer or a hand held mixer
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 3 parchment lined cookie sheets, 2 for raw gnocchi and 1 for cooked
  • A slotted spoon
  • 1 nonstick frying pan
  • A ricer or a hand held mixer
  • 2 tasting spoons
  • 4 dinner plates
  • Tongs


  • 2 potatoes, medium size
  • 2 cups flour, more flour if needed
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper for gnocchi and sauce
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½-1 cup Fresh sage leaves, whole
    • *Available from Well Seasoned


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot with salt and bring to a boil, boil until tender…Drain, cool and mash with a fork or potato masher, ricer or hand held mixer. PLEASE HAVE THIS DONE BEFORE THE LIVE STREAM STARTS.
  2. Combine mashed potato, flour & egg in a large bowl or on a cutting board, add more flour to make a dough. Knead until dough forms a ball. Divide into 4 balls and shape dough into long "snakes". On a floured surface, cut snakes into half-inch pieces.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in gnocchi & cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until gnocchi float to the top; drain and serve. Taste to make sure they are not raw.
  4. To make sauce, melt butter in a frying pan, add in fresh sage, toss cooked gnocchi in the butter and season with salt and pepper or you can just use a light tomato sauce, taste one to make sure seasoning is correct. Serve immediately.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook time: 10 Minutes

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