How To Make Spinach Gnocchi
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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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  1. BARB

    June 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm

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

  2. Amy

    November 4, 2014 at 8:09 am

    If I was going to frees half – would I
    freeze them before or after boiling?

  3. Heather

    August 20, 2014 at 5:05 am

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

  4. Mary-Michael Charap

    March 27, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    they turned out great!

  5. Rachel

    January 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I can give this to my child at any age?

  6. Mackenzie

    January 12, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Looks so delicious and easy.

  7. Bedour

    November 17, 2013 at 5:11 am

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

  8. rachel_raybourn

    August 24, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Just a tip* if you let them sit in semolina flour overnight it creates a “pasta-like” exterior on the gnuddi & helps them stay together :)

  9. Monica

    August 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    With my 19 month old now becoming a picky eater, I’m running out of ideas please keep these great recipes coming

  10. bmelman

    August 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Can you use shredded parm or does it have to
    Be grated?

    • catherine

      August 20, 2013 at 9:57 am

      Shredded should be fine!

  11. Sonya

    June 26, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    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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  12. Lori Ann

    April 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    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

      April 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

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

  13. Jami Rodriguez

    April 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I wait to make these!

    • Jami Rodriguez

      April 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      I “can’t” wait to make these!

  14. Julie

    April 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Can I freeze them?

    • catherine

      April 3, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      I haven’t tried freezing them as there are never any leftover! but I think that would be fine!

  15. myjaibodhi

    March 11, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Is it possible to use fresh spinach with this recipe or is it much better to use frozen spinach?

    • catherine

      March 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      The frozen is better because, even though you squeeze out most of the water, it remains soft and sort of sticky so it holds together better!

  16. steely

    March 4, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    These were so delicious. I served them with tomato sauce over pasta. My 9 month old and 2 year old loved them! Thank you for all the delicious recipes.

  17. Veronica Acosta-Godinez

    February 25, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Good way to get your spiniach on!!! 😀

  18. Veronica Acosta-Godinez

    February 25, 2013 at 1:13 am

    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!!!

  19. Laura

    February 24, 2013 at 4:37 am

    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?

    • catherine

      February 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

      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!

  20. Olga

    February 20, 2013 at 8:15 pm

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

  21. Jennifer

    February 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    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.

    • catherine

      February 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm

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

  22. Tracy

    February 20, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Could cottage cheese work instead of the ricotta? Thx!

    • catherine

      February 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      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!

  23. Di Seqtour

    February 19, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    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.

  24. Ivy

    February 19, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Can I use fresh spinach and about how much?

  25. Stevie

    February 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm

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

  26. Bethany

    February 19, 2013 at 11:15 am

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

    • catherine

      February 19, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Cutting blade! :)