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Gnudi Recipe
by The Accidental Chef


These are also referred to as "Naked Ravioli".

They are like a Gnocchi made from ricotta cheese and a very small amount of flour.

My recipe is for savory spinach & garlic but use your imagination, you can change it up. Perhaps butternut squash & nutmeg?

(I forgot to take a picture. The one here is from the web)

Rating: 4/5
Avg. 4/5 1 vote
Prep time: Italy Italian
Cook time: Servings: 4

Goes Well With: wine!!!


  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • (I think Polly-o is the best if you can get it)
  • 1 pound frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 clove minced or smashed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus 1 cup for coating


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Mix ricotta, spinach, parmesan cheese, eggs, and yolks.
  3. Stir in garlic, salt, pepper, and flour.
  4. Make into small balls, about the size of a walnut.
  5. Flatten slightly (for even cooking)
  6. Dredge the gnudi in flour to coat.
  7. Slide gnudi into the boiling water using a spider or slotted spoon. Work in batches! Be careful not to overcrowd!!
  8. Remove the gnudi with the spider or slotted spoon after they float to the top and have cooked for about 4 minutes.
  9. Top with marinara or cream sauce as you wish.