• Serves 4
  • 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients
  • Love


Gnudi are gnocchi-like dumplings made with ricotta cheese instead of potato. The result is often a lighter, “pillowy” dish, unlike the often denser, chewier gnocchi.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 150g English spinach, stems removed
  • 1 1/2 cups (360g) fresh ricotta, well drained
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup (60g) finely grated parmesan, plus extra to serve
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour, sifted, plus extra to dust
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 16 sage leaves


  1. Cook the spinach leaves in a saucepan of boiling, salted water for 1 minute, or until just wilted. Drain and refresh under cold water, then squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  2. Finely chop the spinach, then place in a bowl with the ricotta, nutmeg, parmesan and egg. Season and stir to combine, then mix in the flour. The mixture should be slightly sticky, but not too wet - add a little more flour if needed. Shape the ricotta mixture into walnut-sized balls, then lightly dust with flour.
  3. In batches, cook the gnudi in a large saucepan of salted, simmering water for 1-2 minutes until they rise to the surface. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frypan over medium heat. Add the sage and cook for 2-3 minutes until the sage is crisp and the butter is starting to brown.
  5. Add the gnudi to the frypan and gently toss to combine. Divide gnudi and sage burnt butter among plates and serve sprinkled with extra parmesan.

  • A lovely recipe idea; thanks!.


  • Myself and my husband love spinach so the more for us, I don’t think my children will eat it but I can always try!


  • This looks totally delishious and sounds to easy to make but looks like it would be top quailty.. The kids are in for a treat tonight..


  • I love Valli’s recipes and these look like they will be no exception. Definitely going to give these a go! YUM!


  • MMm this looks so scrumptious! Haven’t heard of these before, will have to try them. Thanks for sharing!


  • The spinach gnudi looks mouth-watering,thanks for your recipe!


  • Love finding new recipes and this looks delish. I’ll have to change to gluten free flour and then it will be perfect for me.


  • So clever, and so delicious! Thank you for sharing!


  • This looks so delicate and tasty.


  • This sounds quite quick and easy?


  • this looks delicious. is it like a gnocchi taste?


  • Thanks for this recipe – I had something similar on holiday and loved it! Will be making this yummy looking recipe to eat.


  • Oohhh looks great! I’m going to try these next week!


  • Oh! This is something I’d surely like to try. I pinned it so I remember it!! Thank you!!


  • these sound so quick and easy to make and look really tasty – a winner!


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