Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe

“Certainly, I’m a little late to the party when it comes to some food trends. I have a tendency to stick with more traditional options, not because I don’t appreciate the uniqueness of ‘superfoods’ or unconventional ingredients, but because I like to keep things simple and relatable for my clients and readers.

However, let’s get back to the main topic. The Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi recipe we explored today is a culinary journey worth taking. It’s a delightful twist on the classic potato-based gnocchi, and I can assure you that the results are both comforting and authentic. So, if you’re looking to create an impressive Italian-inspired dish right in your own kitchen, this recipe is a must-try. Buon appetite!”

Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe

Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe

A luscious Italian dish, Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano, features delicate dumplings bathed in nutty brown butter, adorned with Parmesan, and kissed by fragrant rosemary.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 450 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • knife
  • parchment paper
  • pot
  • skillet


  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 lightly beaten large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (2-in.) rosemary sprig
  • 2 cups whole milk ricotta
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmigiano-Reggiano


  • Stir eggs, nutmeg, ricotta, 1 cup of cheese, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper. Now add flour to form a soft dough.
  • With floured hands, shape the dough in 2, 1-inch ropes. Cut crosswise with a floured knife. Be sure to layer pan with parchment paper.
  • Boil gnocchi in two batches, about 3 to 4 minutes per batch and cut in half to ensure it’s fully cooked.
  • Cook rosemary with butter on medium-low heat until golden brown for 5 minutes.
    Gnocchi 2
  • Toss gnocchi with brown butter and sprinkle with salt and 1/2 cup of cheese.
    Turning Stones Gnocchi 2


  • Be gentle when mixing the dough to maintain its light texture.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Ensure gnocchi are fully cooked by cutting one in half; it should be cooked through.
  • The brown butter adds a nutty richness; don’t rush this step.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs for extra flavor and color.
Keyword Brown Butter, Gnocchi, Parmesan, Ricotta, Rosemary

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