• 4 Servings
  • 10mPrep Time
  • 3mCook Time
  • 13mReady In
  • Category : Food
  • Subcategory : Cereals, grains and pastas
  • Main Ingredient : ricotta cheese
  • Chef : Nathan Sears

Gnudi are small, delicate Italian dumplings, made from ricotta cheese. Similar to gnocchi, they lighter and more pillowy in texture.


1 pound ricotta cheese 2 ounces parmesan cheese, grated 1 egg, beaten About 3 cups semolina flour or as needed


  • Combine the cheeses and egg in a medium bowl, mix well and spoon into balls.
  • Place on a tray covered with semolina and pour more semolina over the top to completely cover the balls.
  • Leave buried in semolina for two days in the refrigerator. Before serving, remove the balls from the semolina, shaking off excess.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a simmer and poach the gnudi until they float, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and add any favorite toppings.