Spinach Gnocchi

Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
To maximize flavor in this dish, choose small spinach leaves with a crisp texture. They should give off a sweet aroma, not a sour or musty odor.


fresh spinach

1 bunch(es), stems removed

all-purpose flour

½ cup(s), sifted

part-skim ricotta cheese

2 cup(s)

grated Parmesan cheese

¾ cup(s)

dried plain breadcrumbs

½ cup(s)

all-purpose flour

¼ cup(s), extra

canned tomato sauce

1 cup(s)


  1. Microwave or steam spinach until just wilted. Squeeze to remove excess water and chop finely.
  2. Combine spinach, 1/2 cup of flour, cheeses and bread crumbs in a bowl. Toss a tablespoon of mixture in extra flour and form into an oval. Repeat with remaining mixture to make 36 gnocchi.
  3. Add gnocchi to a pot of simmering water and simmer, uncovered for 2 minutes. Gnocchi is cooked when it floats to surface. Remove gnocchi from pan using a slotted spoon. Drain and keep warm.
  4. Heat sauce in microwave. Serve drizzled over gnocchi.

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