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Spinach and ricotta gnocchi with chilli tomato sauce

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Treat yourself with this homemade Spinach and ricotta gnocchi. So fresh it will melt in your mouth.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time25 minutes, (+ cooling time)
Spinach and ricotta gnocchi with chilli tomato sauce


  • 2 bunches English spinach, ends trimmed, washed, drained
  • 500g fresh firm ricotta
  • 3 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, lightly whisked
  • ½ cup (40g) finely grated parmesan
  • ½ cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded, finely chopped
  • ½ cup (125ml) white wine
  • 800g can diced tomatoes
  • Finely grated parmesan, extra, to serve
  • Rocket leaves, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Place the spinach, with water clinging to leaves, in a large saucepan. Place over high heat. Cook, covered, turning occasionally, for 5 mins or until spinach wilts. Drain in a large colander. Set aside for 5 mins to cool slightly. Use your hands to squeeze as much liquid from the spinach as possible. Finely chop and place in a bowl.
  2. Step 2

    Add the ricotta to the spinach and stir until well combined. Add the egg and parmesan and stir to combine. Add the flour and stir to form a soft, sticky dough.
  3. Step 3

    Using lightly floured hands, roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into logs. Place on a lightly floured baking tray.
  4. Step 4

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and chilli. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until onion softens. Add the wine and bring to the boil. Cook for 2 mins or until wine reduces by half. Add the tomato and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins or until sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Step 5

    Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add one-third of the gnocchi (it will sink to the bottom). Cook for 5 mins or until gnocchi float to the surface and are cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a heatproof bowl. Repeat, in 2 more batches, with remaining gnocchi.
  6. Step 6

    Spoon the tomato sauce into serving bowls. Divide gnocchi among bowls. Serve sprinkled with extra parmesan and rocket leaves.