Ricotta Gnocchi

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Total Time
40mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
10 mins

Here's some cheesy gnocchi with a light tomato basil sauce. Adapted from Italian Food Forever.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a bowl, place the ricotta, grated cheese, egg, and salt; Add 1 cup of the flour and mix.
  2. Add only as much more flour as you need to create a workable dough. Be careful not to overwork.
  3. Divide the dough into fist size pieces, and roll into long logs as thick as your thumb; Cut into 1 inch slices and gently place on a lightly floured baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the dough in this manner; If not using immediately, place in the refrigerator.
  4. To prepare the sauce, heat the oil in a sauce pan and add the garlic cooking only until fragrant - Do not brown; Add the tomatoes, basil, and seasonings and bring to a boil; Turn down to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes.
  5. To cook the gnocchi, drop into lightly salted water and remove as soon as they float to the top, after 1 or 2 minutes. Place in a warmed bowl, top with some of the tomato sauce and the mozzarella cubes and gently mix; Serve with additional sauce if desired.
  6. Tip - dry the ingredients as much as you can before using, let your ricotta drain of excess water by placing it in a strainer over a bowl and leaving it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before using; this will aid in the ease of preperation of ginocchi.