Gnudi: Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings
Mar13

Gnudi: Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings

If you’re looking for a pasta fix without all the carbs, this is your dish! When I first saw Giada de Laurentiis make these Italian pillows of ravioli, without the pasta—known as Gnudi, or Gnocchi—I couldn’t wait to try them. Seeing them in Food Network Magazine a while later was the push I needed. I usually make them with whole-milk ricotta, but today I used the low fat version and I didn’t miss a thing, so I’m going with this light version! It’s a delicious, simple, relatively low-fat recipe. Pairs well with a salad and some crusty, warm bread. Or with Trader Joe’s Breaded Chicken Tenderloin Breasts for extra protein. Click here for Orna’s Trader Joe’s Shopping List with Weight Watchers Power Foods and PointsPlus values >> To Squeeze the Spinach I use the Trader Joe’s Chopped Spinach which comes in a 16-oz bag; leave it in the refrigerator overnight to thaw, and then it might still need some more time on the counter. Sauté the leftovers in olive oil spray to fill you up! Set it in a colander over the bowl you’re going to use (set them both on your scale and pour in 10 ounces. Then squeeze it in your hands over the colander. When you think you’ve squeezed it enough, squeeze it some more! Then wrap it in a double layer of paper towels and give one more squeeze till totally dry. Discard the water and wipe the bowl dry before placing the spinach in it. Separate into small pieces with your fingers. Sam’s favorite store-bought sauce is  Buitoni Marinara Sauce. If you prefer a lighter, lower fat sauce try Trader Giotto’s Organic Tomato Basil Marinara.     Next up I’ll be trying Scott Conant’s Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi, with a Porcini Puree. I’ve been salivating over them ever since I saw him make them on The Best Thing I Ever Made. Love that show! Did anyone see that episode? Have you tried making them? Cool Tools Medium Cookie Scoop Spider or Slotted Spoon for removing the Gnudi Microplane Grater, for grating the nutmeg Silicone Spatula, for mixing the Gnudi Gnudi: Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings 2013-08-06 15:33:24 Serves 6 9 Weight Watchers PointsPlus for four balls with sauce Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 30 min Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 30 min 323 calories 18 g 120 g 20 g 19 g 11 g 243 g 760 g 6 g 0 g 7 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 243g Servings 6 Amount Per Serving Calories 323 Calories from Fat...

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