Cheese Dumplings, Italian Style

Dave B.


I think I got this recipe from Mr Food, it's super good and a wonderful diversion from pasta. Kinda like gnocchi but without the potatoes. Wow your family and guest...make some today!!!!!!!!

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20 Min
30 Min


15 oz
whole milk ricotta cheese
eggs, lightly beaten
egg yolk, lightly beaten
3/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
3/4 tsp
salt, divided
1/2 tsp
black pepper, divided
1 c
all purpose flour, plus a little for dusting
1 stick
unsalted butter
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsley
2 clove
garlic minced

How to Make Cheese Dumplings, Italian Style


  • 1In a large bowl combine ricotta, eggs, egg yolk, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper; mix well. Add 1cup flour, and stir just to combine and mixture forms a ball. (Mixture will be soft).
  • 2Dust baking sheets with flour, drop a half tsp or so of dough onto baking sheet in an oval shape. Replete will the remaining dough, (should make approximately 60) Lightly dust with flour.
  • 3In a large pot of boiling salted water drop about 15 dough balls, when they rise to the top, cook another 4mib and remove using a slotted spoon. Replete till all remaining dough balls are cooked.
  • 4In a large skillet over medium heat melt butter, add dumplings, parsley, garlic and remaining salt and pepper. Cook 5-6 min or until dumplings start to brown, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately with a little extra Parmesan cheese and or with a lite marinara sauce.

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About Cheese Dumplings, Italian Style

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian