Homemade Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi


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I have always been obsessed with Gnocchi! If it is on the menu at a restaurant its almost a guarantee that I will order it. These bite sized morsels of goodness are just too good to pass up and tonight I made homemade spinach and ricotta gnocchi. They were great! The recipe is pretty straight forward and if you have never made gnocchi from scratch don’t stress – it is simple!

Homemade Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi




  • 5 oz of spinach
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 lbs of whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • pinch of nutmeg


  • 28 oz of crushed tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic - minced
  • salt


  • In a medium saucepan filled with heated water, add the spinach and cook until tender, for about 2 minutes. Drain the spinach (I used my potato ricer and it was amazing) In a large food processor add the drained spinach, egg, salt, and half of the ricotta cheese. Pulse until blended and then transfer into a large bowl. Then add the remaining ricotta and Parmesan cheese. Add the flour in batches and start to mix by hand until you have a dough like consistency. Place this into the fridge for 45 minutes.
  • Once you take it out of the fridge, divide the dough into 4 equal parts and roll each part out into a long tube-like shape.Cut the roll into 1 inch pieces.
  • You can add little lines if you want with a fork but its not necessary. Then in a large pot of boiling water drop the gnocchi in one by one, and only adding about 6-8 at a time. As the gnocchi cooks it will rise to the top of the pot and then you can remove it with a slotted spoon. Repeat this until all the gnocchi has cooked.
  • In another large skillet add the olive oil and garlic for the sauce. Let the flavors saute for a few minutes and then add the tomatoes. Combine this with the gnocchi and a little extra Parmesan cheese.

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  1. Donna-FFW

    Gaby-These look sensational. Thanks for all the step by steps!! Come stop by my blog and enter the giveaway!

  2. meHUNGRY!

    I’m the same way with gnocchi – if it’s on the menu I totally will order it. Thanks for the great gnocchi recipe – I’ve only made them at home once before and they are so much softer and delicate than the premade kind.

  3. LK- Healthy Delicious

    I love gnocci too, but never attempted to make it myself. This looks great!

  4. Tangled Noodle

    Wow! These look great – and the base recipe seems like it would be rather easy to experiment with other flavors. Thanks for this!

  5. Heather

    Wow, these look so good! I’ve actually never tried Gnocchi, but this post makes me wish I have!