Ricotta Gnocchi

By: Easy Peasy Mommy

This delicious meal is a spin-off of the traditional gnocchi, made with potato. I love the lightness and texture of ricotta gnocchi and especially love how easy it is to make. My husband and I made this dish for a few dinner parties and it was a fun way to spend time together! 



Ready In:

Prep: 30  Cook: 10  

Cost (Estimated):

$5 – $10




  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 15 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • salt & pepper to taste

Easier Peasier Recipe Tips:

  • IF you enjoy mixing with your hands, make sure they are heavily floured
  • Dough should feel a bit tacky. If you think it is too tacky, you can add flour in small increments. If you add too much, no worries (I did this the first time) – although the gnocchi will be a bit more dense.
  • Chilling the gnocchi is an important step. It allows the pasta to firm up and is easier to cut.
  • Gnocchi can be frozen for up to one month. So make a few batches! Just be sure to slightly dry and lightly flour so they do not stick together in the container
  • I LOVE pan-seared gnocchi in salted butter. Gives the outside a nice crisp taste while leaving the middle soft and pillowy. After you cook and drain the gnocchi you can transfer right in to a med-high heated skillet well greased with butter.
  • especially love pan-seared gnocchi with a delicious sausage bolognese (see recipes below for instructions on a quick cheat to homemade bolognese).


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Beat egg in bowl.

Step 2

Add parmesan, ricotta, salt & pepper to bowl. Mix well.

Step 3

Slowly add in flour. You can mix with a wooden spoon or your hands.

Step 4

Separate the dough into 4 tubular sections, diameter about 3/4″ – 1″ thick.

Step 5

Place on parchment paper, or nonstick aluminum foil and chill in refridgerator for about 15 min.

Step 6

When gnocchi is slightly hard, you are done!! You can cook the gnocchi just you would cook noodles.

Gnocchi is done when they float to the top (roughly 5-6 min in boiling water).

Done! Easy. Peasy!


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