Spinach and ricotta gnudi with brown butter sauce

Gnudi are ravioli without pasta (called “naked”) of the Tuscan tradition. These soft and tasty kind of gnocchi with spinach are made with the use of very few ingredients and they are very delicate and soft.

Spinach and ricotta gnudi with brown butter sauce

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Category: first course

Cuisine: traditional Italian, vegetarian

Yield: for about 2 person(s)


  • 300 g ricotta cheese
  • 400 g fresh spinach
  • 1 egg
  • 70 g of Parmesan cheese
  • 0.25 tsp of nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • pinch (or more) of salt and pepper
  • 50 g butter
  • a few leaves of fresh sage
  • flour to form gnudi


10 minutes waiting time.


Instructions: Spinach and ricotta gnudi with brown butter sauce

Wash spinach and eliminated toughest parts. Blanch vegetables in boiling water for about 5 minutes.

Drain and once cooled down, squeeze to remove excess water, then chop finely.

Gather in a bowl: spinach with ricotta, egg, Parmesan cheese, flour and nutmeg. Add salt and pepper.

Stir until all the ingredients are well combined.

For creation of gnudi use your generously floured hands to roll small balls. Place gnudi, spaced apart, on a baking tray or large plate covered with more flour.

Boil a pot of salted water. Cook gnudi until they afloat like gnocchi. Drain, put on a large plate and prepare the sauce.

In a pan, over very low flame, heat butter and sage. Being careful not to burn sage, wait until butter becomes slightly brown. Add gnudi, raise the flame and cook briefly over medium heat until gnudi become lightly browned. Serve immediately.

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