5 EASY STEPS: How To Freeze Gnocchi

How To Freeze Gnocchi

Here is how to freeze gnocchi so it stays fresh for months. If you're a fan of gnocchi and want to enjoy its delectable goodness at your convenience, then freezing gnocchi is the answer you've been searching for.

Freezing this pillowy pasta allows you to have a stash of ready-to-cook gnocchi whenever you desire, saving you time and effort in the kitchen.

In this guide, we will walk you through the simple steps of how to freeze gnocchi properly, ensuring that they maintain their texture and flavor even after being stored in the freezer.

So, if you want to stock up for future meals or have leftovers you don't want to go to waste, join us as we explore the art of freezing gnocchi, unlocking a world of convenience and culinary delight with just a little bit of preparation.

Yes, you can freeze gnocchi and keep it for months. As soon as you make your gnocchi is the best time to freeze it.

How To Freeze Gnocchi

1. Make The Gnocchi

Start by making the gnocchi. It is an easy process requiring only 4 ingredients. Read the best gnocchi recipe.

2. Arrange The Gnocchi

Arrange the gnocchi on a lightly floured baking sheet in a single layer. Add another light dusting of flour on top of arranged gnocchi. 

Arranging gnocchi in a single layer before freezing is an essential step that ensures the best possible outcome when it comes to preserving their quality.

By taking the time to arrange the gnocchi in a single layer, you are allowing each individual piece to freeze quickly and evenly.

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3. Place Gnocchi In Freezer

Place the baking sheet with your gnocchi into the freezer so it is level. Let the gnocchi freeze. This can take 2-4 hours.

4. Transfer Gnocchi To Freezer Safe Containers

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Transfer the frozen gnocchi to freezer safe containers. The best containers for this is glass that can be used in the freezer or ziplocks.

Using a glass freezer container to store gnocchi helps maintain their freshness because glass is non-porous and airtight, preventing any unwanted moisture or odors from seeping in. Thereby preserving the texture and flavor of the gnocchi for an extended period of time.

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5. Use Frozen Gnocchi within 3 months

Keep frozen gnocchi in the freezer until ready to use. Gnocchi can stay in the freezer for 2-3 months.

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Here are some other gnocchi related questions we can answer for you:

Can you freeze gnocchi dough?

Yes, you can freeze gnocchi dough. To freeze gnocchi dough, make the gnocchi and then at the step where you let the dough rest for ten minutes in saran wrap, you take your saran wrapped ball of gnocchi dough and put it into the freezer.

Once gnocchi dough is frozen, take it out, put it directly into a resealable freezer bag labeled "gnocchi dough" and the date. Gnocchi dough can stay frozen 2-3 months.

When you are ready to make your gnocchi, take the dough out of the freezer and let it sit on the counter to thaw, then pick up where you left off. 

How To Cook Frozen Gnocchi

When you are ready to eat your gnocchi, take the frozen gnocchi out of the freezer and add them directly to a large pot of salted, boiling water.

You do not need to thaw your frozen gnocchi before cooking them, that is the beauty of freezing gnocchi! Add them into your boiling water frozen.

They are cooked once floating, which takes 2-3 minutes. If you are planning to cook a lot of frozen gnocchi, divide them between two boiling pots of water so they do not lower the temperature of the water once added.

Can you microwave frozen gnocchi?

We highly recommend that you do not microwave your frozen gnocchi. The beautiful thing about frozen gnocchi is that you do not have to thaw at all before adding to boiling, salted water.

Plus, a microwave will cook your frozen gnocchi poorly. Gnocchi are best cooked when immersed in boiling water for both texture and flavor.

We hope you enjoyed this article. You may also be interested in reading our article The Best Pasta Making Tools.

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