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    Nana's Ricotta Gnocchi

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    1. 1
      Combine flour, salt and ricotta; mix thoroughly.
    2. 2
      Knead dough on lightly floured board until dough is smooth.
    3. 3
      Set dough aside on corned of floured board.
    4. 4
      Cut small pieces from dough and quickly roll dough into a "finger thin" roll, and cut into pieces about 1/2 inch long.
    5. 5
      Flatten each piece gently with thumb and bring long sides together to form a hollow tube or shell shape.
    6. 6
      Arrange the gnocchi on a lightly floured cloth or board, dust them lightly with flour.
    7. 7
      After shaping all the dough, gently drop the gnocchi into a large pot of boiling, salted water.
    8. 8
      Cook them about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
    9. 9
      When they rise to the surface, remove them from the pot with a strainer.
    10. 10
      Place in a heated bowl.
    11. 11
      Serve with your favorite pasta sauce and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 09, 2004


      This is an excellent simple gnocchi recipe. The proportions are spot on and it mixes well. I made this using a homemade ricotta [#47259] and it went very well served with a pesto recipe also from this site. I didn't drain the ricotta when I made it for the full 30 minutes as the curd had beautifully separated out and it wasn't overly moist at all. Thanks for a yummy gnocchi recipe Dee!

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    • on August 27, 2010


      I made these a while ago and they had turned out really well. My husband thought they were a bit on the chewy side, though, but it's just personal preference. For a lighter gnoccho, sometimes I do one part ricotta or mashed potato to one part flour. However, using ricotta instead of mashed potatoes made the process so much faster. Will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing, Dee514!

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    • on April 15, 2004


      I love gnocchi. This was a delicious recipe. It was quite easy and worked out well. I had it with a white cheese sauce, and as there are only two of us, had it for lunch the next day with a meat and tomato sauce. Thanks.

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    Nutritional Facts for Nana's Ricotta Gnocchi

    Serving Size: 1 (157 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 647.6
    Calories from Fat 140
    Total Fat 15.5 g
    Saturated Fat 9.3 g
    Cholesterol 56.4 mg
    Sodium 134.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 98.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    Sugars 0.6 g
    Protein 25.3 g

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