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 🙂