For the dough
- ½ lb (about 2 medium russet) Potatoesscrubbed clean
- 2 large Egg yolks
- ½ cup Parmesan cheesegrated
- ⅔ cup All-purpose flourplus more for incorporating if needed and dusting
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Black peppercracked
For the caprese:
- 2 ½ tbsp Unsalted buttergrass-fed
- 16 oz Cherry tomatoes
- 8 oz Burrata cheese
- Parmesan cheesegrated , to taste
- Basilfresh leaves , to taste
This Caprese Gnocchi is such a great Italian dish. Who doesn’t love caprese right? The combination of tomato, basil and fresh cheese is unbeatable. It’s so fresh and delicious – I am transported to Italy immediately once I taste it. In this recipe I swap the traditional mozzarella for burrata which has an outer shell that resembles mozzarella, while the inside has a creamy, soft texture.
To make this, start by preparing the gnocchi in the traditional Italian way. Once the gnocchi pieces are made, cook them in a large pan of salted boiling water. Meanwhile sauté cherry tomatoes in butter and add the gnocchi pieces and grated parmesan cheese. To serve, place the gnocchi and tomatoes on a serving platter and top with burrata cheese and fresh basil leaves. Unbeatable!
To make my Caprese Gnocchi, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Caprese Gnocchi
Heat the oven and prepare potatoes
Bake the potatoes
Peel and rice the potatoes
Make a well
Bring dough together
Beat the egg mixture in the well with a fork. As you mix it, bring in more and more of the potato and flour from the sides. into the mixture and you mix. Once an uneven dough forms, use your hands to gently knead the dough to make a smooth ball. Add more flour if needed and make sure not to overwork the dough.
Add remaining gnocchi ingredients
Dust a work surface lightly with flour. Divide the dough ball into 8 even pieces. Cover all but one of the pieces with a damp kitchen towel. Roll the reserved piece into an 18 inch long string (about ½ an inch thick) and cut it into 20 equal pieces of gnocchi. Press down on each one down with a fork to leave indents. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
Chill the gnocchi
Cook the gnocchi
Cook the tomatoes
Add the gnocchi