Another plate of gnocchi with sauce along with some sausage and butter sage sauce. There is a wok in the background

How to Make Ricotta Gnocchi

This easy 4 ingredient ricotta gnocchi recipe is a people pleaser! Gnocchi anyone?
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword ricotta gnocchi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 100 gnocchi
Calories 254 kcal
Author Elaine Benoit


  • 1 pound ricotta cheese I used full fat
  • 1 cup all purpose flour and more for sprinkling on the board
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Fill a medium stockpot half way with water, salt it and boil on high heat
  2. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, flour, parmesan cheese and salt
  3. With either a spoon or your hands, mix ingredients well.  It should be a little sticky and not dry.

  4. Sprinkle flour on a pastry board or counter.  Be sure to add enough so you can roll the gnocchi dough into snakes without trouble.

  5. Break off a small ball of dough and roll the ball into snake and, using a knife, cut snake into 1 inch pieces

  6. Repeat until all dough is used up
  7. Place cut gnocchi on jelly roll pan to freeze or refrigerate until you are ready to cook them
  8. Put gnocchi in three at a time until all the gnocchi are in the boiling water together and stir once

  9. Stand there and fish gnocchi out as they float to top of the water (3 - 5 minutes)

  10. Place cooked gnocchi in bowl
  11. Serve right away with a sauce or butter or olive oil
  12. Enjoy the squishy little pillows of happiness

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
How to Make Ricotta Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving (20 gnocchi)
Calories 254
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.