This baked low carb gnocchi recipe is made with ricotta and spinach! It's also gluten free, vegetarian, and keto friendly!
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I actually started working on this recipe nearly three years ago. I decided to bake them in case they fell apart if I boiled them (which would be the traditional way of cooking gnocchi), and I really loved the combination of the soft center and the slightly crispy outside. The recipe was good, but I just failed to photograph them so that they looked appealing.
So the recipe has remained in my draft folder since then – but I recently decided to finally make the gnocchi again and let you have the recipe! Oh, and if you're interested, here's what the photo from May 2016 looked like:
We all had to start somewhere, right? It's quite fun to see how much I have improved in terms of lighting and staging!
How to Make Low Carb Gnocchi with Spinach and Ricotta
To start making the gnocchi, cook a box of frozen chopped spinach – mine took 6-8 minutes in the microwave in a covered bowl. Then transfer it to a sieve over the sink, and use a fork or spoon to press as much water out as possible. There will be a lot – and even if you leave it a minute when you think you're done, there will be more!
Combine ricotta, flaxseed meal, grated Parmesan, an egg, garlic paste, dried oregano, and a generous amount of salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the drained spinach and stir to mix well.
Form the mixture into balls then flatten them, then place them on a small baking sheet lined with a silicone mat. I made 20 large gnocchi with this recipe.
Roast in a preheated oven for 10 minutes, then turn them all over, and cook for another 10 minutes.
Here are some ways to serve your delicious low carb gnocchi:
- Melted butter
- Shaved, shredded, or grated Parmesan
- Lemon zest
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (by the way, if you live in the US – find out how you can get a quality bottle of EVOO for just $1!)
- Fresh parsley and/or basil
- Low carb marinara sauce – try this No Sugar Added Pasta Sauce from Netrition!
I chose melted butter and extra Parmesan!
- 10 oz box of frozen chopped spinach
- ½ cup ricotta
- ½ cup grated Parmesan
- ¼ cup flaxseed meal
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- salt and black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Cook the spinach according to the box instructions. Transfer it to a sieve over the sink, and use a fork or spoon to press as much water out as possible.
- Combine the ricotta, flaxseed meal, grated Parmesan, egg, garlic paste, dried oregano, and a generous amount of salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the drained spinach and stir to mix well.
- Form the mixture into balls then flatten them, then place them on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat. This recipe makes 20 large gnocchi.
- Roast the gnocchi for 10 minutes, then turn them all over, and cook for another 10 minutes.
6g net carbs per serving (half the recipe, 10 gnocchi)
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 10 gnocchi
Amount Per ServingCalories 399Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 135mgSodium 1157mgCarbohydrates 15gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 9gSugar 1gProtein 28g
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