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Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe

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


Submitted by imagefox

Makes 4 servings



Delicious for Appetizer or a full meal.

Recipe Ingredients for Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi

2 pounds fresh spinach
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small onion
1/2 cup prosciutto
1 pound ricotta
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 cups Parmigiano Reggiano
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Recipe Directions for Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi

  1. Put the spinach in a large pot over medium heat with just the water that clings to the leaves. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, of until wilted and tender. Drain and cool. Squeeze out as much water a possible. Finely chop the spinach.

  2. In a medium skillet over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the prosciutto and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the chopped spinach. Transfer the mixture to a large bowel.

  3. Line 2 large jelly-roll pans with wax paper.

  4. With a wooden spoon, beet in the ricotta, 1 1/2 cups of the flour, 1 cup of the Parmigiano, the eggs, salt, nutmeg and pepper. The mixture will be soft.

  5. Spread the remaining 2 tablespoons flour on a dinner plate. Lightly flour your hand and shape the gnocchi mixture into balls about 1/4 inch in diameter. rolling them lightly in the flour. Put the gnocchi on the pans, cover and refridgerate for up to several hours until ready to cook.

  6. Bring a large pot of cold water to a simmer and add salt. Don't let the water boil or the gnocchi may break. Add the gnocchi in a 2 batches, dropping them in a few at a time to a prevent sticking. After the gnocchi rise to the surface cook for 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove gnocchi with a slotted spoon or skimmer and transfer to a warm platter.

Categories

Vegetables, First Course, Italian, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 484.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
619
Calories from Fat
256
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
28.5g
44%
Saturated Fat
16.5g
83%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
189mg
63%
Sodium
934mg
39%
Potassium
1571mg
45%
Total Carbohydrates
52.0g
17%
Dietary Fiber
6.6g
26%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
43.3g
Vitamin A 440% Vitamin C 108%
Calcium 92% Iron 53%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in calcium
  • High in manganese
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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