Ricotta Dumplings in Tomato Sauce

"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"
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  • Combine tomato sauce, water and basil in saucepan; simmer in a deep frying pan about 10-15 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Drop balls into simmering sauce Cover and cook about 20 minutes.
  • Serve over the pasta of your choice with additional grated cheese.

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  1. 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!
  2. We LOVED this recipe. I of course ad libbed a little bit.....italian seasoning, garlic, feta mixed with the ricotta.
  3. 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.


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