Ricotta Dumplings in Tomato Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

These "dumplings" are easy to put together once you get the feel for them. Got this recipe from a cooking show on the radio "Melinda Lee". Hope you enjoy

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine tomato sauce, water and basil in saucepan; simmer in a deep frying pan about 10-15 minutes.
  2. In the mean time gently mix together ricotta, romano cheese, egg, bread crumbs and parsley to form into balls about the size of golf balls.
  3. Drop balls into simmering sauce Cover and cook about 20 minutes.
  4. Serve over the pasta of your choice with additional grated cheese.


Most Helpful

Delicous-with a capital D! I loved these! I made them just like you said to, but did use my own homemade marinara sauce. I'm having them for breakfast tomorrow without pasta! I can't wait to make these for my vegetarian, ricotta-loving daughters!

Susan Lee April 03, 2003

We LOVED this recipe. I of course ad libbed a little bit.....italian seasoning, garlic, feta mixed with the ricotta.

Stephie Biggs February 18, 2003

I'm trying to work out where I went wrong with this as the dumplings didn't hold together. Some dissolved in the sauce, others were very soft and fell apart while dishing up/eating. It is very tasty though! and a great recipe if I can get them to hold together (therefore the 4 stars). Next time I'll drain the ricotta for longer and maybe add more breadcrumbs or some flour. Thanks for posting.

TerryD February 23, 2006

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