Spinach and Cheese Gnudi

Pasta filling without the pasta.  I have been losing weight and wanted pasta, so this was my compromise: gnudi.  This is the filling from a ravioli or a cannelloni – Just no  pasta. Hope you like it.
1 cup ricotta cheese, drained for 2 hours
1/4 cup diced red pepper, blanched
4 tablespoons flour (you can use a non- gluten flour)
1 egg plus one egg yolk
1/4 cup Romano cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cooked drained spinach
2 teaspoons chives
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 teaspoons olive oil for cooking
3 tablespoons butter for cooking
1/2 cup rice flour for coating
2 teaspoons fresh basil
Place ricotta cheese in cheese cloth and a strainer for 2 hours
In a bowl mix egg, ricotta and flour
Add chives and pepper
Add Parmesan and Romano cheeses and mix
In a large skillet on medium add butter
and olive oil
Coat spoonfuls of mixture in rice flour
Add spoonfuls of mixture to pan; brown on both sides
Serve with brown butter sauce or tomato sauce
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5 Comments Add yours

  1. eponine3 says:

    These look fabulous! What happens if you don’t drain the ricotta? Have you ever tried that? I assume they are too wet to form into their shapes?

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    1. Mine fell apart when I didn’t drain them

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      1. eponine3 says:

        Did you have to press out any of the water or did it come out simply by gravity?

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      2. Just let it drain in cheese cloth without any aid. There were about two to 3 tablespoons of water

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      3. eponine3 says:

        Thanks! I look forward to trying these 🙂

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