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Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi

It is actually easier than you think to make your own gnocchi at home. This is an easy time saving recipe anyone can make.

It is actually easier than you think to make your own gnocchi at home. This is an easy time saving recipe anyone can make.

I like making it with ricotta instead of potato like traditional gnocchi. It gives a lot lighter and less filling result and to be honest so much quicker than having to boil potatoes mash and cool, it can become a timely process. Great if you have the time but if you would like a quicker and still delicious recipe than I would suggest trying this one.

Mix ingredients in a bowl
add extra flour to make a dough


Roll into 2 thin long logs
Cut into 1 inch size pieces

Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi


3 eggs

1  cup (80g) parmesan cheese grated

1 cup plain, wholemeal or spelt  flour (use buckwheat flour for gluten-free)

1 1/2 cup (350g) fresh ricotta

1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper

extra flour for bench and dusting


  1. In a bowl mix together all ingredients  until well combined
  2. Turn onto a flour bench and gently fold together adding a little flour until dough forms. Doesn’t need too much just enough so doesn’t stick to your fingers and bench. This dough will be sticky add a little extra flour as needed
  3. Roll into 2 thin long logs and with a butter knife or bread paddle cut into 1 inch think pieces
  4. Lay them on a floured lined tray, dust a little extra flour over them and place in the fridge until ready to cook
  5. To cook: Bring  a large pot of salted water to the boil, once boiling drop gnocchi into the pot. Gnocchi is cooked once they float to the surface around 3-4 mins. Remove with a slotted spoon. Serve gnocchi with tomato pasta sauce or a burnt butter and sage sauce, or even stir through with some Homemade Basil Pesto 


Hello I’m Caz, founder of Green Leaf Living Australia. I live in the coastal city of the Gold Coast in Queensland. Living a naturally healthy lifestyle has been my focus and passion for many years. Here I share my experiences and knowledge with you, hoping to benefit your life in someway. Whether it be by trying one of the delicious food recipes, learning about herbs and how to use them. Traditional remedies, detoxifying your home and replicating a DIY non- toxic natural product for body and home. Using essentials oils to compliment your life or just listening to some wellness tips that help me live a more mindful and balanced life. Follow along with me as I share my love of all things food, health and wellbeing as I keep things real, honest and simple.

3 comments on “Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi

  1. They looks absolutely beautiful! and simple to make (:


  2. I have never had gnocci because I always thought it had to be on potato. Will definitely give this a try your version is so much better. Ricotta and spelt flour. ❤️❤️🌸🌸

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