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Give your Thanksgiving leftovers new life by turning them into easy and delicious homemade Leftover Mashed Potato Gnocchi! |

Leftover Mashed Potato Gnocchi

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  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian


After Thanksgiving dinner, give your leftover potatoes new life by turning them into the most delicious homemade gnocchi! Once you realize how easy it is to make leftover mashed potato gnocchi from scratch, you'll want to make these little dumplings way more often!



  1. In a large mixing bowl, add mashed potato, half of the flour, and egg. Stir well with a spatula until the flour is well incorporated. Add the remaining flour a little bit at a time and use your hands to mix together until all the flour is evenly combined. The dough should be soft but not sticky.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, divide the gnocchi dough into 4 pieces and roll each piece into 1 inch thick rope. Cut each rope into 1 inch long pieces. Lightly sprinkle the gnocchi pieces with flour if needed.
  3. Use a fork or gnocchi board to shape each gnocchi piece with ridges.
  4. Add gnocchi in a large pot of boiling water and sprinkle with a little bit of salt. Boil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until the gnocchi floats.

  5. Remove with a slotted spoon and toss in your favorite pasta sauce such as marinara.


How to store: Store leftover gnocchi in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. 

How to reheat: You can either microwave leftover gnocchi or reheat it in a skillet with more delicious sauce and toppings. It may help to add a splash of water as well to rehydrate the cooked gnocchi. Be careful not to overcook them, or they can become gummy.

How to freeze: For best results, freeze uncooked gnocchi in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Once fully frozen, store the gnocchi in an airtight container or freezer bag for 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge before cooking like normal.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian