Basil Gnudi Recipe

Looking for an easy Basil Gnudi recipe? Learn how to make Basil Gnudi using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ibmelanie

Makes 4 servings



a la http://brokeassgourmet.com/articles/basil-gnudi-in-red-pepper-sauce

Recipe Ingredients for Basil Gnudi

8 tbsp all-purpose flour,
15 oz. ricotta (drain any extra liquid)
4 pieces garlic
1/4 c fresh basil leaves
1 egg
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
12 oz roasted red peppers
1/4 c half-and-half

Recipe Directions for Basil Gnudi

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, ricotta, 2 cloves of minced garlic, the basil, the egg and egg yolks, 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper and the Parmesan. Continue stirring until a sticky dough forms.

  2. Lightly flour a large platter or a baking sheet, and make sure your hands are well-floured as well (keep a small bowl of flour nearby--you'll need it to continue flouring your hands).

  3. Scoop up about 1 heaping tablespoon of the dough, and roll it gently in your floured hands a few times to form a smooth ball. Set the ball on the prepared platter or baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.

  4. Set the platter aside (or refrigerate if you want to cook the gnudi later).

  5. Heat the oil in a medium, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 7-8 minutes.

  6. Add the garlic and the drained, chopped red bell pepper and stir. Add the half-and-half, stir again and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes, until the half-and-half has thickened.

  7. Use an immersion blender, regular blender or food processor to puree the sauce until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Cover the sauce and keep it warm at the back of the stove.

  9. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

  10. Cook the gnudi, working in batches (I did it in thirds) for about 5 minutes, until they float. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a large bowl.

  11. To serve the gnudi, divide the sauce between 4 plates or bowls, and top with the gnudi.

  12. Garnish with Parmesan and more basil.

Categories

Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 270.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
376
Calories from Fat
203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.6g
35%
Saturated Fat
9.5g
47%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
192mg
64%
Sodium
599mg
25%
Potassium
327mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
23.8g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.5g
6%
Sugars
4.8g
Protein
20.2g
Vitamin A 65% Vitamin C 243%
Calcium 41% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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