Growing up these homemade potato gnocchi pasta was handmade by my mom and grandmother.
This is an authentic simple recipe, that's been in our family for over 100 years.
The potatoes are mashed, lightly seasoned and rolled into the gnocchi shaped pasta then topped with homemade Traditional Sunday Sauce and generously sprinkled with grated cheese.
The sauce is always a thick meat sauce and has meatballs and sausage in the pot when simmering.
Every time any holiday came around, these were first on the list of most asked for homemade pasta dishes besides lasagna.
Although they take a little time by hand, the rewards are great in flavor and everyone always raves about them
My brothers John and Luke always loved them when mom made them and continued these traditions with their children.
Since mom passed in 1999, we dedicated our holiday meals when we served gnocchi to her and grandma.
Now we had another to add, brother John passed away on November 16th, 2019 and I made these early for Thanksgiving for a tribute dinner with his sons.
Keeping the families memory alive in the kitchen is truly an important step of healing when grieving to me.
This post is a dedication to the years we spent and were blessed with my brother John and I got to spend time with his two sons Devin and Matthew.
Scroll down to the recipe card and when you make these, thank you for keeping the families memory alive your kitchens.