Sardinian Gnocchi

Sardinian Gnocchi is a traditional pasta dish from the island of Sardinia. It is made with a mixture of semolina flour and water, which is then shaped into small dumplings and cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce or butter and cheese. Sardinian gnocchi are denser and more substantial than the potato-based gnocchi that is more commonly known.


  • 2 cups of semolina flour
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 cups of tomato sauce or 4 tbsp of butter and 1 cup of grated Pecorino cheese for serving


  1. Mix the semolina flour, warm water, and salt in a large bowl to form a dough. Knead the dough for about 5-7 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll the dough into small balls about the size of a golf ball.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and carefully drop in the gnocchi. Cook for about 3-5 minutes or until they float to the surface.
  4. Drain the gnocchi and toss them with tomato sauce or butter and grated Pecorino cheese before serving.
  5. Enjoy your Sardinian Gnocchi!

Note: Before cooking, you can also shape the dough into different shapes, like ovals or cylinders.


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