Homemade Gnocchi in a Brown Butter Sage Sauce

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I love going on dates. I mean, I go with the same human every time, but I still get a thrill!

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Like, getting dressed up & having someone legally bound to take selfies with you is such a blessing.

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I can just be like, “K come down here on the porch where the lighting is brilliant & look cute while I smize!” & he still wants to sit through dinner with me…… Marriage is awesome.

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We just have so much fun being absolute morons. He’s totally on board when I want to get way overdressed to go to a normal restaurant. I just like tricking people into thinking we’re more elite than we are. Not that anyone actually wonders what our social status is, but you get what I mean. Leave them wanting more or something.

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His reward for letting me prance around all weekend were these lil guys.



Time: 3 hours (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2 as a main + 4 as a side


  • 3 medium russet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour + more
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 tbsp. of sage leaves, chopped
  • S+P, to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving

How to:

  • Boil potatoes until fork tender, about 10 minutes
  • Let cool, cut in half + shred using cheese grater
  • Spread potatoes out on a floured baking sheet with plenty of salt, let cool for 1 hour
  • Pour egg + flour over potatoes
  • Combine into a dough ball
  • Knead into 4 sections
  • Roll into skinny little threads, add more flour if not pliable enough
  • Using a pizza roller, cut into bite size pieces
  • To a salted pot of boiling water, add gnocchi one at a time
  • When they float to the surface, they are ready to be removed
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  • Add gnocchi in batches, cooking until slightly browned + brown bits in the pan, repeat
  • Add butter to pan, letting melt
  • Add sage + swirl
  • Add all gnocchi + coat with butter + brown bits
  • Serve hot with parmesan cheese
  • Rub gnocchi all over self

34 thoughts on “Homemade Gnocchi in a Brown Butter Sage Sauce

  1. Linda says:

    I love dates too! With my hubby of 30 years now….and we are so goofy sometimes you’d think we were nuts… Love your post,..and I love your Gnocchi with brown butter sage sauce too! 🙂


  2. Dana Fashina says:

    Well done, making your own gnocchi!!
    My boyfriend does a lot, putting up with my horseshit, but like you, he gets all sorts of rewards for it teehee!
    Next time show us a pic of your over-dressed looks 😀


  3. Jess Carey says:

    This is my favourite way to do home made gnocchi too – fried in butter and sage, bit of parmesan on the top, best meal!! Also love that there’s another couple out there loving being morons together 😀


  4. Mindy says:

    You just made me think of my favorite pasta dish from a now defunct Atlanta restaurant. They had an apple and sausage ravioli drizzled with brown butter and fried sage. Now I have to figure it out. Crap.
    This looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it.


  5. lynne hoareau says:

    I totally love getting all dressed up to go on date nights with my hubby too… I am thoroughly enjoying your blog posts and find your Homemade Gnocchi recipe amazing. I have never tried making my own, but there is always a first time. 🙂


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