Finally, I have a delicious recipe -- that you don't have to eat with a spoon -- for all those little ones without teeth. I keep talking to parents whose 12, 13 even 14 month olds still don't have teeth. They really want to move beyond purees, but need a recipe soft enough for their little ones to chew (or gum). These spinach gnocchi balls are so heavenly that Kenya only got his mitts on 8 or so before the grownups had eaten them all up!
This is a recipe that Popeye would be proud of. Packed with spinach and creamy ricotta, these little morsels are like soft pillows: delicate and so easy to make. You could even serve them with a little red sauce, but for easier cleanup, I highly recommend just a little sprinkle of parmesan cheese and that's it!
We used these to make this recipe:
Photo by Maren Caruso