Herby Gnocchi with Leeks, Pistachios & Lemon
With just 5 simple steps and ready in less than 40 minutes, this Herby Ricotta Gnocchi with Leeks, Pistachios & Lemon is a breezy recipe for the handmade pasta novice.
If you’re looking for a impressive meal that’s ready in just 40 minutes, look no further than this light and fluffy Herby Ricotta Gnocchi. Make mealtime exciting with this delightful dish! Enjoy homemade gnocchi with the bright flavours of herbs, lemon and pistachios – a perfect combination for pasta lovers everywhere.
Don’t gnoch it, before you try it.
There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of gnocchi. Potato gnocchi unfortunately can be a challenging dish to perfect. From perfectly cooking the potatoes to getting the balance of flour just right in the dough, lacking an experienced touch means you can come up short in a number of areas. There is, however, a delicious and easier alternative: ricotta gnocchi. These pillowy little dumplings are quick to make, low effort and taste a hundred times better than the sad long life packets of gnocchi from the supermarket. Quite simply, they are the ultimate weeknight dinner.
Making your own homemade ricotta gnocchi is surprisingly easy, even if you have never made pasta before. To make ricotta gnocchi, start by mixing together ricotta cheese, flour, eggs, and salt to create the dough. Boil your gnocchi until they float, then pop them into a pan for a quick saute to get a crispy exterior. All in all thats the process done in less than 30 minutes.
One of the advantages of this dish is its higher moisture content compared to potato gnocchi. As a result, the ricotta can absorb the flavours of any accompanying sauce, resulting in a burst of flavour in every bite. Additionally, the delicate and fluffy dumplings make the perfect base for creating delicious and flavourful sauces that won’t overpower the dish.
So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy alternative that still delivers on taste, give ricotta gnocchi a try. With its smooth and velvety texture and ability to absorb flavours, it’s sure to become a new favourite in your recipe repertoire.
Discover how easy it is to make homemade ricotta using only three ingredients by checking out the full recipe here. In addition to making your own ricotta, why not try some of our other gnocchi recipes? We have a variety of options to choose from gluten-free recipes to tray bakes, that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this gluten-free?
Yes, you can make it gluten-free by buying premade gluten-free gnocchi or making your own using gluten free flour.
Can I use store-bought ricotta for making gnocchi?
Yes, you can use store-bought ricotta for making gnocchi. Just be sure to drain any excess liquid from the ricotta before using it, as this can affect the texture of the dough.
How do I know when my gnocchi is cooked?
When it is cooked it will float to the surface of the boiling water. This usually takes about 2-3 minutes. Be sure not to overcook your gnocchi, as this can cause it to become mushy and fall apart.