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Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi

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12 spinach leaves stem removed, finely sliced (should make about 4 cups)

1 500gram tub Ricotta Cheese

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 1/2 cups grated parmesan, mozzarella and cheddar cheese mixed

1 egg

2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil or 1 tablespoon dried

1 tablespoon fresh oregano

2 tins cherry tomatoes blitzed in food processor or the equivalent in fresh tomatoes

basil to garnish



  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees

  2. Spray olive oil over the bottom of a medium sized casserole dish

  3. Lay gnocchi (uncooked) over the bottom of the dish)

  4. In a very large mixing bowl mix ricotta with cheese and garlic

  5. Lightly beat egg

  6. Add to ricotta mixture

  7. Add spinach and mix again

  8. Place ricotta mixture over the top of gnocchi

  9. Blitz cherry tomatoes in a blender along with basil and oregano

  10. Pour over the top of the ricotta-spinach mixture

  11. Cover with foil

  12. Cook for approximately 30-40 minutes

  13. Remove from oven

  14. Garnish with basil

  15. Serve immediately with fresh garden salad


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