Potato dumplings with meat sauce

According to an old refrain, "You have to eat gnocchi on Thursdays!". Here in Cantina Do spade we prepare this delicious dish every day, together with its steaming and fragrant meat sauce.
Preparazione: 120 min
Cottura: 60 min
Dosi per: 4 persone


Yellow or red potatoes, 1 kg
Flour 00, 300 gr
Egg, 1
Table salt, q.s.
Ground beef, 300 gr
Peeled tomatoes, 500 gr
Tomato concentrate, 1 table spoon
Onion, 1
White wine, ½ glass
Extra virgin olive oil, q.s.


The secret to prepare the dumplings lies not only in the potatoes (which must be old, no matter if yellow or red) but also in the dough, that should not be kneaded too hard, in order not to risk that it becomes too hard. And then, of course, there is the sauce: it must be prepared carefully and without haste, as tradition dictates.

  • First of all, we need to prepare the meat sauce with sautéed extra virgin olive oil, white wine, minced meat and tomato.
  • To make a good sauce, mix the ingredients perfectly and cook them for at least half an hour.
  • Meanwhile, we prepare the dumplings. Their preparation is simple: wash and boil the potatoes, then mash them and add the flour and an egg.
  • Work the dough by mixing the ingredients and you will get the dumplings, that must be left rest for about twenty minutes before cooking.

We recommend you to enjoy the potato dumplings with one of the excellent red wines in our wine cellar.