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Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi

Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi

Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi is ready to eat in 30 mins, making for a quick, filling and most importantly, delicious meal.

Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi

I’m completely ready for fall. It’s kind of already fall because Starbucks is serving pumpkin spiced lattes, but I’m not really buying it because it’s still over 80 degrees outside. Even though the weather hasn’t caught up with the calendar here in the south, I’m diving into fall with both feet.

Both feet and this ricotta gnocchi with brown butter and fried sage leaves! All said and done, it’s really awesome to make fresh pasta from start to eating in 30 minutes. I hope you’ll give it a try!

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  • Author: Trish Santoro
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


  • 12 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 oz parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 46 oz flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 TBS butter
  • sage leaves
  • salt and pepper


  1. Put a small pot of water on the stove & bring to a boil. Meanwhile, gather all equipment and ingredients needed for the dish.
  2. Line a plate with a few paper towels or a clean cloth. Spread the ricotta cheese on top and then press with another cloth to drain of most the liquid. Place the drained ricotta on a scale and put only 8 ounces into a small bowl.
  3. To the bowl, add 1 oz parmesan cheese, 3½ oz flour, 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk. Season with salt and pepper. Stir with a spatula until fully incorporated. If still very moist, add 1 TBS of flour until it isn’t.
  4. Dump the dough out onto a clean, floured surface and form into an oval. Cut into four pieces with a dough scraper.
  5. Start to roll one of the segments into a log and then cut in half with the dough scraper. Continue to roll into a log and then cut 8-10 gnocchi from each log. Place on a floured sheet tray.
  6. Place butter and sage leaves in a small saute pan and cook it on medium heat until slightly browned.
  7. In batches, boil the gnocchi for about a minute (until they float). Remove from pot with slotted spoon, put on a plate and top with brown butter/fried sage leaves. I like to add some finishing salt and more grated parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
  • Category: Primi


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