Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi

adapted from Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros


2 c. good quality ricotta cheese
3 T. finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 c. all-purpose flour

Pinch of salt


1. Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil.
2. While the water is heating up, mix together the ricotta, Parmesan, flour and salt in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.
3. Lightly flour your hands and roll out the dough into thin sausages about ¼″ thick. Be careful not to add too much flour on your hands or the surface of the counter or the gnocchi will get tough.
4. Cut gnocchi with a sharp knife into pieces about ¾″ long. Drop into boiling water and cook for about 45 seconds, or until they float to the surface. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and place in serving bowls. Serve with pesto, tomato sauce or browned butter sauce.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

Gnocchi tastes great with many different toppings. I recommend Perfect Pesto, Tomato Pesto, Fresh Tomato Sauce, Butter and Cheese or any kind of light butter and herb sauce.

Naptime Stopwatch

Naptime Stopwatch: Preparing the dumplings takes 10 minutes, cooking them in boiling water takes 5.

Naptime Reviews

This is a wonderful dish for both adults and children. It is soft and easy to chew for toddler and goes well with almost any topping they might like.

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