Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi

Only three ingredients!  Delicious Italian dumplings fried in butter and topped with your favorite sauce.


3 eggs

1 container ricotta cheese (15 ounces)

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon EACH salt and pepper

Butter for frying

Your favorite pasta sauce


In a large bowl, beat eggs and ricotta cheese with an electric mixer.  By hand stir in flour and salt and pepper (if you use an electric mixer, do not overmix!). 

With a regular teaspoon, scoop up about 1/2 teaspoon of the dough.  With another teaspoon, scrape it off into a pot of boiling water.  Boil 6 minutes.  Do it in three batches, so you don't crowd the pan.  Remove each batch with a slotted spoon onto a plate and cover with a damp paper towel so they don't stick together. 

Melt butter in a large skillet.  Fry gnocchi until golden.  Top with your favorite sauce.  Serves 3 - 4.