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Ricotta Cheese Gnocchi Recipe

Looking for an easy Ricotta Cheese Gnocchi recipe? Learn how to make Ricotta Cheese Gnocchi using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kasper34

Makes 5 servings



No potatoes in this version. Higher protein, very tasty.

Recipe Ingredients for Ricotta Cheese Gnocchi


Gnocchi:
8 ounce ricotta cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup flour

Sauce:
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
15 1/2 ounce diced tomatoes
1 dash crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 Salt and pepper to taste
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into small chunks

Recipe Directions for Ricotta Cheese Gnocchi

  1. Stir together the ricotta cheese, eggs, Parmesan Cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl until evenly combined. Mix in 1 cup of flour. Add additional flour if needed to form a soft dough.

  2. Divide the dough into 3 or 4 pieces, and roll into 1/2-inch-thick ropes on a floured surface. Cut each rope into 1-inch pieces, and place on a lightly floured baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  3. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, and cook until softened and fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in diced tomatoes and red pepper flakes; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in shredded basil and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. While sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Boil the gnocchi until they float to the surface, 1 to 2 minutes, then drain.

  5. To assemble the dish, stir the cubed mozzarella cheese into the sauce and allow the heat of the sauce to soften, but not melt the cheese. Place gnocchi into a serving bowl, and spoon sauce overtop.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 243.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
452
Calories from Fat
233
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
25.9g
40%
Saturated Fat
11.4g
57%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
122mg
41%
Sodium
945mg
39%
Potassium
392mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
28.5g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
26.6g
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 59% Iron 13%
* 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
C+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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