How to Make Spinach Gnocchi for your Teething Toddler or Hockey Player Husband

If you're looking for a recipe to feed both your teething toddler and the hockey player in your life, then you've come to the right place!

This Spinach Gnocchi 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!

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Bethany

    What kind of blade did you use in the processor, dough or a cutting blade?

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    • Catherine

      Cutting blade! :)

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  • Stevie

    Mmmmm....they look delicious and soooo easy to make! Can't wait to try it :)

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  • Ivy

    Can I use fresh spinach and about how much?

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  • Di Seqtour

    great recipe (just made it) instant hit (i added a tomato broth to keep the gnocchi company). i presume your comment about this being good for babies and hockey-playing husbands (spouses - i have a hockey mom friend who gets driven to practice by HER son) def does NOT refer to your own husband whom i doubt would ever put himself on ice, let alone with a puck flying around.

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  • Tracy

    Could cottage cheese work instead of the ricotta? Thx!

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    • Catherine

      I haven't tested it with cottage cheese, but I think that might work. Cottage cheese is more watery so I would drain out some of the liquid first!

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  • Jennifer

    Is it possible to use a stick blender instead of a food processor? I'd love to try this recipe but don't have a food processor.

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    • Catherine

      Hmm a stick blender would probably be okay! Just might take a bit longer :)

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  • Olga

    Thanks for the great recipe! I served them with mushroom sauce.

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  • Laura

    Hi Catherine, We just tried your recipe but the balls came apart in the boiling water. I think we didn't have enough ricotta and too much spinach. Don't want to waste the rest of the ingredients. Do you think we could bake them instead?

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    • Catherine

      I haven't tried that, but I think it might work! You need to make sure to really squeeze out ALL the liquid from the spinach so that it's completely dry!

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  • Veronica Acosta-Godinez

    I totatlly wish I would of discovered your website a long time ago. My little guy has 16 teeth and hes a little 19month old explorer. Thank you for your recipes!!!

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  • Veronica Acosta-Godinez

    Good way to get your spiniach on!!! :D

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  • Lori Ann

    I made this for my 15mo old tonight and he practically climbed out of his high chair to get to the bowl! Mom got a little taste too, super delicious!
    Thanks so much!

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    • Lori Ann

      Ohh I am freezing half the batch so Ill let you know how that goes : )

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  • Sonya

    I made these from the cookbook but they came out a bit mushy after cooking. I tried sautéing them the next time but still no luck. The gnocchi has good flavor but my 2 year old doesn't like the texture. Any suggestions?

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  • Bedour

    OMG! This recipe is EASY! I cant wait to go home and try this out! Thank you SO much!!

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  • Mackenzie

    Looks so delicious and easy.

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  • Rachel

    I can give this to my child at any age?

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  • Mary-Michael Charap

    they turned out great!

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  • Heather

    I have an food processor somewhere, but could I also use my immersion blender?
    Thanks

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  • Amy

    If I was going to frees half - would I
    freeze them before or after boiling?
    thanks!

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  • could you make these with fresh spinach? How?
    It's really hard to find good frozen spinach in my country...

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