Potato Gnocchi with Pork Ragu

Potato Gnocchi with Pork Ragu
Pillowy gnocchi are gently tossed with a robust meat sauce and finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano and cracked black pepperThomas Payne

A rich meat sauce is the perfect partner for tender homemade potato dumplings. Cathy Whims, the chef at Portland's Nostrana, serves this ultra-comforting dish at the maialata (the Italian festival of the pig) she hosts in Oregon's Williamette Valley every year. If you don't have a potato ricer, you can also use a potato masher or a fork to make the gnocchi dough.

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