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#1 tryagain2

Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:38 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions for supermarket gnocchi. Not after ones with sauces etc. I have a great recipe that's really fast using sausages for meatballs, delicious sauce etc etc but is uses packet gnocchi. The gnocchi I got last time wasn't technically "fresh" gnocchi it was actually from the dried pasta sections and was I guess vacuum packed. It was pretty rubbish to be honest - just like eating rubber!So I'm just wondering if there is a brand found at coles or woolies that people would suggest perhaps in the fridge section with the fresh pasta?Thank you

Edited by tryagain2, 17 July 2019 - 07:57 PM.

#2 MrsPuddleduck

Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:42 PM

I’ve never found a packet gnocchi which hasn’t been like little rubber bullets. Following with interest!

#3 Luci

Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:46 PM

Pastabilities brand is ok. Probably not available at Coles or Woolies but there is a list of stockists on their website.

I haven’t had much luck with supermarket gnocchi either.

#4 amdirel

Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:46 PM

View PostMrsPuddleduck, on 17 July 2019 - 07:42 PM, said:

I’ve never found a packet gnocchi which hasn’t been like little rubber bullets. Following with interest!

Me neither. Sorry OP! Homemade gnocchi is the best by far, but it's a PITA to make.

#5 rosie28

Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:58 PM

I’ve never found a supermarket one that wasn’t like rubber. Fresh pasta shops often have good ones and they can be frozen, the one at the Queen Vic market works well.

#6 ali-song

Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:04 PM

This one is seriously easy and tasty, and I agree that packaged does not compare: https://www.recipeti...umpkin-gnocchi/

#7 Bono25

Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:07 PM

Aldi sometimes have fresh gnocchi, it's pretty good, but they don't always have it

#8 nom_de_plume

Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:13 PM

I don’t like any of the supermarket ones. Our local deli sells some that are better than the supermarket, but not as good as homemade.

#9 Grrrumbles

Posted 17 July 2019 - 10:13 PM

I buy the Australian made brand from Coles (hard plastic packaging near the egg pastas) and it is fine - staple for the kids so definitely couldn’t afford gourmet brands.

It is nothing like homemade but would be fine for a recipe. It needs a very short cook time already so I would do a little under again if using in a dish.

#10 can'tstayaway

Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:33 PM

If you have time on weekends or whatever, home made gnocchi freezes really well.

I have bought frozen ones from our local deli but generally try to keep a supply of home made ones.

#11 tryagain2

Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:30 PM

For those playing along at home I tried the IPastai Gnocci Di Patate from Woolworths fridge section and it was much better. It's marketed as vegan so no egg etc but was heaps better than the last one.
One day I'll have a go at making home made but not right now...too pregnant and too tired chasing a toddler to bother making gnocchi.

#12 taki

Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:54 PM

Coles brand in refrigerated section, not rubbery at all.

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