Ricotta Gnocchi

Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe

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Peggy T


My family LOVES this!


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1 Hr 30 Min
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Stove Top


  • 8 oz
    ricotta cheese
  • 2 large
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • half c
    parm cheese
  • 1 c
  • 1 pinch
    pepper to taste

  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil for sauteing
  • 6 clove
    garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2
    onion finely chopped
  • pinch
    red pepper flakes
  • 1-15 oz can(s)
    tomatoes, diced
  • pinch
    italian seasoning
  • 1/2-1 c
    pasta water

How to Make Ricotta Gnocchi


  1. In a large mixing bowl~mix ricotta cheese, eggs, parm cheese, garlic powder, pepper
  2. Add flour to dough until combined. Do not over mix! Take out about 1/3 cup of dough at a time. Roll dough on to floured surface. Add small amounts of flour,so dough is not sticky. Roll dough into snake like patterns about the thickeness of a very large pencil. Cut into small pieces about 1/2 long, place on cookie sheet add more flour to prevent sticking together. DONT TOUCH IT TOO MUCH! Set aside until sauce is done and water is boiling.
  3. Sauce: 1/2 onion finely chopped, 6 garlic cloves finely chopped, enough olive oil to saute Italian seasoning to taste, regular pepper, red pepper flakes to taste, 15 oz can of diced tomatoes, about 1/2-1 cup of pasta water after gnocchi is cooked & removed from pot.

    make sauce before cooking gnocchi it cooks really quick!
  4. Sauce~saute onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper flakes, pepper, in olive oil until onions & garic are softened. Add tomatoes and simmer. Boil gnocchi in Huge pot of salted boiling water, when it floats to the top it is done. Use a slotted spoon to remove gnocchi from pot. After gnocchi is done add some pasta water to sauce and stir, serve sauce over gnocchi and top with mozz cheese or parm cheese. yummy!

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About Ricotta Gnocchi

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Carb
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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