- a dish of little dumplings made from potatoes, semolina, flour, or a combination of these ingredients.
Origin of gnocchi
Related Words for gnocchitortellini, ravioli, macaroni, spaghetti, linguine, gnocchi, fettuccini, rigatoni, shells, vermicelli, ziti, lasagna, manicotti, orzo
Examples from the Web for gnocchi
Historical Examples of gnocchi
And we are going to have gnocchi done in a special way with cheese.December Love
The gnocchi and the olives must certainly have disagreed with me.Post-Prandial Philosophy
Pasticcio di Maccheroni is an excellent macaroni pie, and Gnocchi di Patele are little knobs of paste boiled like macaroni.The Gourmet's Guide to Europe
Then drop the gnocchi one by one into boiling salted water and boil for ten minutes.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
- dumplings made of pieces of semolina pasta, or sometimes potato, used to garnish soup or served alone with sauce
Word Origin for gnocchi
1891, from Italian gnocchi, plural of gnocco, from nocchio "a knot in wood," perhaps from a Germanic source akin to knuckle. So called for their shape.