Beet and Ricotta Gnocchi

Beet and Ricotta Gnocchi
  • 4 servings
  • 1:30 Preparation
  • 1:30 Cooking
  • 3:00 Total Time


Add all
  • 3 1/2 oz
    (100 g)

    unpeeled beets

  • 1 lb
    (450 g)

    ricotta cheese

  • 3 1/2 oz
    (100 g)

    parmegiano reggiano, shredded

  • 3

    egg yolk

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • nutmeg, graded

  • 1/2 cup
    (200 g)


  • sauce:

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)

    35% cream

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)


  • 7 oz
    (200 g)



Cook beets in boiling salted water until tender. Peel. Purée in the food processor. Pour into a sieve and let sit for 30 minutes to drain as much liquid as possible.

Drop into a bowl and add ricotta, Parmigiano-Reggiano and egg yolks. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix thoroughly.

Transfer to the table and gradually knead in flour (11/2 cups/200 g more or less, depending on the moisture content of the beets); the dough should be nice and firm).

Set dough well away from work surface. Cut off a slice about ¾ in. (1.5 cm) thick, lay it down on a floured work surface and cut into strips ¾ in. (1.5 cm) thick, then cut these into ¾ in. (1.5 cm) pieces. Roll the pieces gently over the back of a cheese grater into the traditional gnocchi shape.

In a skillet, heat cream, butter and Gorgonzola until cheese melts and cream thickens.

Cook gnocchi in a large pot of boiling salted water. When they rise to the surface, skim, drain and sauté in the sauce. Serve piping hot with some grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Source: Le grand livre de la cuisine végétarienne, Éditions de l’Homme 2010

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