We got the idea for these impromptu gnocchi from our Home Cooking community discussion board. All you need is half a pound of pizza dough, a pot of boiling salted water, and a sauce (marinara is perfect). Enlist your kids to help with the shaping, then let them watch you poaching the dough and tossing it in the sauce.
What to buy: Premade pizza dough is available bagged in 14- or 16-ounce portions at well-stocked groceries. If you’d like to make your own, you’ll need about a third of our Basic Pizza Dough recipe.
This recipe was featured as part of our Beyond Pepperoni: 6 Amazing Pizza-Dough Transformations project.
Photos by Chris Rochelle