Gnocchi Recipes

Ricotta and Spinach Gnocchi recipe

This yummy spinach and ricotta gnocchi recipe is a quick and simple way to feed a crowd - plus, the inclusion of flavour in the gnocchi itself means that all you really need to serve the gnocchi is a simple butter sauce or even just some melted butter drizzled over the top.


  • 350g ricotta cheese
  • 150g spinach, blanched
  • 75g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 65g plain flour
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Drain the ricotta in a sieve set over a bowl. Leave overnight to drain.

  2. Squeeze all water from the spinach and then chop. Mix the spinach with the drained ricotta, egg, cheese and salt and pepper. Add flour, stirring all the while, until you have a smooth dough. Divide the dough into two.

  3. Roll the dough out to form a long, thin sausage and then divide the sausage into 2cm chunks. Roll the chunks into ovals, then set aside on a baking tray until ready to cook.

  4. When you want to cook the gnocchi, put it into a pot of boiling, salted water and cook until they rise to the surface and then another minute on top. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and then serve with whatever you fancy.

This dish would be tasty with a cream sauce or a tomato sauce. It would also be tasty with a butter or oil dressing. This recipe serves four.

Author: Laura Young

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Published: December 6, 2011
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