Farina Dumplings (Gnocchi Alla Romana)

Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found this gnocchi recipe on the Recipe Goldmine website and posted for the Zaar World Tour Swap.


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat milk to scald. Reduce heat and slowly stir in farina, cook until thick, approximately five minutes.
  2. Remove pan from heat, stir in eggs, margarine, salt, pepper and beat until smooth. Spread mixture into a greased 13 x 9-inch pan, let cool. Cover pan and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until firm.
  3. *Note* Refrigeration time for gnocchi to firm is included in the preparation time.
  4. When firm, remove from refrigerator and cut gnocchi into 1 1/2 inch squares or circles. Place them overlapping, into an ungreased baking dish. Dot tops with 1/4 cup margarine and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until brown. If needed you can brown a little more under the broiler.
Most Helpful

I made this and it was OK. But when made it again, using 3 eggs (yolks only) and butter instead of margarine, it was both silkier and tastier. Just like what I remember enjoying in Rome. So this basic recipe works well, but to improve the outcome I recommend changing it slightly to the way I made it.

Mercutio September 26, 2010

Very good, I have made a similar recipe to this before, the only change I mad to this recipe, was I used butter in place of margarine, added in a pinch of garlic powder and also increased the black pepper to 1 teaspoon. Thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz November 14, 2006