Spinach Ricotta Gnudi – Tender Italian ricotta dumplings filled with spinach and parmesan and topped with a creamy béchamel sauce and kasseri cheese. An amazingly elegant meal perfect for dinner tonight!
Have you ever tried gnudi before? I actually hadn’t even heard of this classic Italian dish until I was researching recipe ideas and was immediately intrigued. Dumplings are so tasty and I thought pairing the ricotta base of gnudi with some spinach, parmesan, and kasseri cheese would be incredible!
I used Stella® Cheeses for all of the cheese in this recipe, which there is a lot of! This gnudi recipe has 3 different cheeses and is truly a cheese lovers dream come true! I love how authentic Stella® Cheeses are, they take dishes to a whole new level with a touch of historic charm and romantic flavor!
If you haven’t tried Stella® kasseri cheese yet, it is really amazing! It’s a tangy, slightly salty cheese that originated in Greece. It’s a harder cheese that adds a distinctive, strong flavor to an overall subtle dish. That complement of flavors really makes this classic Italian gnudi recipe stand out!
This gnudi recipe is so perfect for the holiday season! It doesn’t take too long to make and is a great way to feed a crowd with an elegant, impressive dish!
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Tips on spinach ricotta gnudi recipe
- Rolling the dumplings into balls is much easier that into more of an egg shape. Unlike gnocchi which are typically long a bit more of an egg shape, rolling these into balls is easiest.
- I used Stella®’s product locator to help find the nearest store to get their cheeses at.
- Cheese on top not browning up? Broil for 2-3 minutes, just watch closely to make sure nothing burns!
Gnudi vs Gnocchi
Gnudi are dumplings made from ricotta while gnocchi are made from a potato base. While both are dumplings, the flavors and texture are quite different!
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