Ricotta gnocchi

Fast, different and very satisfying

Today I would like to talk with you about a recipe that I tried when I really didn’t know what to cook and my fridge was almost empty. My partner was coming home from work and I wanted to give him something new and good at the same time….what could I do with only some ricotta and Parmesan?! I always heard of gnocchi made with ricotta and so I tried them and the final result was so good that I’ve decided to share the recipe with all of you, hoping to help you in your desperate cooking moment.

Ingredients for 4 persons

  • 500 gr ricotta
  • 100 gr grated Parmesan
  • 200 gr flour
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • salt

Method

Put the ricotta in a bowl and start working it with a fork, add the Parmesan and the flour. Mix with the fork and add a pinch of salt and some grated nutmeg ( powder is also good). Start to put the mix together working with your hands and then transfer the dough on a wooden surface where you keep kneading it for other 10 minutes. After that make the gnocchi in the same way you would do the potato gnocchi¬†(you can find the recipe under “cooking skills” section).

Cook the ricotta gnocchi in a big pan full of boiled and salted water, when they come to the surface they are ready. You can finish the plate with a nice tomato and basil sauce or a good homemade pesto.