How to Make Ricotta Gnocchi

How to Make Ricotta Gnocchi - Lucy Williams Global

This Ricotta Gnocchi recipe is so easy and quick to make you will always want to make your own and here is how to make ricotta gnocchi from scratch.

Board of gnocchi - Lucy Williams Global

Gnocchi is such a comforting pasta and it can be served with many different sauces from pesto, tomato, cheese, butter and sage and the list goes on. My favourite is tomato sauce with some melted mozzarella, yummy!

Which Region of Italy is Ricotta Gnocchi From?

Potato gnocchi originated in the north of Italy, due to the cooler climate that is better for potatoes to be grown in. Traditional potato gnocchi is made from potatoes, egg, flour and salt. Ricotta gnocchi is still from the north, in Piedmonte.

Quick and easy to make

I love pasta, but making it is a different story, as it normally takes a long time to make. Until I discovered how to make ricotta gnocchi and it changed how I felt about making my own homemade pasta.

Compared to the potato version, ricotta is much easier and quicker to make, I would say even foolproof!

Tomato sauce and gnocchi - Lucy Williams Global

Apart from the ricotta gnocchi being delicious and easy to make, you don’t need a load of fancy tools to make this recipe. So, anyone can make it, including you.

This recipe can also be frozen for another day if you have some leftovers. Just put in the freezer on a tray individually, before cooking and let chill for 2 hours, then remove and put in freezer bags. They don’t even need to be defrosted, just add to boiling water and cook until they come to the top of the pan.

How to Make Ricotta Gnocchi - Lucy Williams Global

How to make ricotta gnocchi

All you need are the ingredients:

  • Ricotta
  • Egg
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Flour
  • Salt and pepper
Gnocchi ingredients - Lucy Williams Global

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Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Chopping board
  • Knife

Steps to make ricotta gnocchi

Gnocchi on board - Lucy Williams Global

Easy Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe

How to make authentic Italian ricotta gnocchi, so quick and easy you will always want to make your own.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Chopping Board
  • Sauce Pan
  • Slotted Spoon/Colander

Ingredients
  

  • 125 g White Flour
  • 250 g Ricotta
  • 1 Egg
  • 50 g Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan Cheese), grated
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Put the ricotta, egg, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix together with a whisk until think and creamy.
  • Add the flour mix in until all combined into a dough.
  • Sprinkle a little flour on a chopping board or surface.
  • Put the dough on the board and knead into the flour, add more flour if the dough is sticky.
  • Once the dough is smooth roll it into a ball.
  • Press lightly down so the ball flattens slightly and divide into eight with a knife.
  • Roll each section into a ball and roll it out into a sausage shape.
  • Then cut the dough into approx. 1 inch (2 cm) pieces.
  • Boil water in a saucepan with a little salt.
  • When the water is boiling, add the ricotta gnocchi.
  • Boil until the gnocchi floats to the top or around 4/5 minutes.
  • Drain into a colander or remove with a slotted spoon.
  • Add to your favourite sauce and serve.
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How to Make Ricotta Gnocchi - Lucy Williams Global

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Gnocchi ingredients in bowl and whisk - Lucy Williams Global

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