Monday, November 14, 2011

What is Gnudi?

Answer:  Gnudi (pronounced "nu-dee") is a type of gnocchi made from ricotta cheese and a little bit of flour. The result is a dumpling that some describe as "nude" ravioli, or filling without the pasta — that is to say, light, fluffy, and creamy.

Yep - that is correct - when Mr. John and I were eating tonight, I asked him what these reminded him of and he said ravioli - so I googled it and found the above definition....  I first saw this recipe in my May 2011 Food Network.  I followed the recipe as is and you can find it at their website.

Since this is the first time I have made anything like this, here is a step-by-step... and John gave this 3.5 stars - he had seconds and he would have given it 4 stars if it had meatballs!  Meat - it's what he likes for dinner!


Be sure to defrost the squeeze the spinach very well

Add the ricotta cheese, parm cheese, 2 eggs, flour, S&P and freshly grated nutmeg

Mix well and scoop into balls

Make sure your hands are well floured and then shape and roll lightly into additional flour

Have a large pot of salted boiling water going and add about 8 at a time to cook.  Remove with a slotted spoon about 5 minutes after boiling

Meanwhile have some marinara sauce simmering that has some butter whisked in

Place dumplings into sauce and gently cover... serve and mangia!  I will definitely be making this again... maybe with meatballs :-)


  1. mmmmmmm. On the menu at The Cottage this week! Thanks for this one!

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