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Homemade ricotta gnocchi in a tomato basil sauce

Homemade ricotta gnocchi in a tomato basil sauce


  • Drain the ricotta in a kitchen towel to remove the moisture and place in a bowl. Add the egg yolk, grated parmesan, flour and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper and mix with a spoon.
  • Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Fill a pot with water and add salt.
  • Dust a working surface with some flour. Place the mixture in a piping bag. Pipe long lines of dough over the flour. Use a sharp knife to cut the lines of dough into equal pieces. You can also mold the dough into small balls, by hand. They should all be as similar in size as possible.
  • As soon as the water comes to a boil, lower the heat so that the water is simmering. Lower the pieces of dough into the water, carefully, with a slotted spoon.
  • Boil until the gnocchi rise to the surface.
  • Remove from pot by using the slotted spoon. Allow to drain before transferring into a baking pan. Drizzle with some olive oil.
  • Place a pan over high heat until it gets very hot.
  • Chop the cherry tomatoes in half. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan (optional). Add the cherry tomatoes. Sauté until slightly golden. Add the garlic whole, along with peel and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Press on the cherry tomatoes with a spoon to mash them and release their juices. Add the butter and remove the garlic.
  • Allow the butter to melt and slightly thicken the sauce. Season to taste.
  • Add the gnocchi to the pan. Toss with sauce and remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle with finely chopped basil.
  • Serve the gnocchi with grated parmesan and freshly ground pepper.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
15 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
31 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
56 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
4 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
2 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
33 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
4 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
22 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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