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Gnocchi [1][2] is a nice side dish or first course dish.


  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup white cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp margarine (or butter)
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp margarine (or butter)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • tomato sauce (optional)


Warm milk in saucepan, boil then reduce heat. Slowly add in cornmeal, constantly stirring. Stir for ~5 minutes, until thick, then remove from heat. Add in 1 tbsp margarine, eggs and salt until a smooth consistency is reached. Flatten this out in a greased pan 8x8x2, leave to cool, then refrigerate for ~2.5 hours. Warm oven to 425 degrees F. Cornmeal mixture should be cut into 1.5" circles. Top with 2 tbsp margarine and a sprinkling of cheese. Bake to hot, ~11 minutes. Then broil until golden brown. (optional to serve these with tomato sauce)


  1. Country Extra. Taste of Home. 2010. pp. 49. 
  2. Crocker, Betty (1979). Betty Crocker's Cookbook New and Revised Edition. Golden Press/New York Western Publishing Company, Inc.. pp. 205. ISBN 78-52003.