This is my first non-dessert recipe. I simply had to put it up, after my significant other told me at lunch that he was having goosebumps from just how unbelievably good the prepared keto gnocchi were!
We had some leftover Bolognese sauce left, which had been based on Faux spaghetti Bolognese recipe that you can browse for here. For the sauce, I left out carrots and celery to lower the net carbs and used my own homemade mutton bone broth. Had the Bolognese with Shirataki noodles the day before. Sooo, nice!
Heck, maybe I decide to add some more main dish recipes up here, eventually.
Back to the gnocchi: These are really quick and simple to make, no mozzarella melting and stuff. When done, they literally melt in your mouth. They are still quite filling, though. Of course, they're basically made out of cheese. Gee, I still can't believe how nice this lunch was!
Anyways, only took a couple of pics with my phone since I didn't plan this to become a public recipe.
Later on, I decided this gnocchi absolutely deserve public attention! Can't wait to prepare them again. Already wondering how they'd turn out grilled or fried.
I made a portion that suits two people if they have a nice keto sauce or meat or anything to serve with. If you decide to go for gnocchi only, with no side dishes, you might want to double the ingredients.
- 9 oz ricotta cheese
- 1 oz grana padano cheese - (0 carb parmesan)
- 1 large egg
- 0.5 tablespoon psyllium husks - (powdered)
- 1.5 tablespoon flax seed meal
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoon ground almonds
- In a medium size bowl, mix together ricotta and parmesan cheese.
- In a small bowl, mix together egg, salt, and garlic powder.
- Mix the egg mixture into the cheese mixture.
- Gradually add in the rest of the dry ingredients: Add in the psyllium husk powder and mix, then add ½ tbsp. flax meal and mix, and so on, until all the flax meal is used.
- Powder a large kitchen cutting desk with grounded almonds. They will make the rolling of the sticky dough easier. I also helped myself with some transparent kitchen foil.
- Roll out two rolls, a good inch thick. Make sure you roll them in the ground almonds, so that you have no problems with stickiness.
- With a sharp knife, cut the rolls into gnocchi, barely ½ inch wide.
- In a large pot, bring slightly salted water to boil. Put in the gnocchi, one by one, so they don't get stuck to each other. Keep the water boiling.
- When the gnocchi flow on the surface, cook for another 30 seconds, then gently take them out with a skimmer.
- The gnocchi are ready to be served with any side dish. They would probably be delicious just drizzled with some extra virgin olive oil. Think of your own dressing, and let me know about the results!
Should I add more main dish keto recipes up here? Leave your comment below and let me know!
YES, please! I love your desserts but would love to see your other recipes as well. I know this is "sweet" keto, but it's just the name.
Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for this recipe. I love gnocchi and I have been having pasta withdrawal :). Tonigh... I and my family will Feast 🙂 God bless you.
You are welcome!
I hope you like the recipe! I've found that ricotta comes in many different moist and fat levels, therefore this recipe needs some improvisation with the amount of the dry ingredients.
Would love love love some Dairy free recipes! Wish I could tolerate the delicious stuff!!
My Sweet Keto says
Thank you for showing interest in my recipes! 🙂 If I understand correctly, you're on a keto journey yourself but are restricted from so much stuff the rest of us can freely enjoy. I can only imagine how tough such journey can be.
You've brought up an important issue, and I'll do my best to come out with a few dairy-free recipes. Might be a tough one with a meal like gnocchi, but I'll give it a try!
On the other hand, if you have a sweet tooth, I have a few of recipes that could suit you. In these heavenly fudge brownies you can use diary-free and sugar-free chocolate and coconut butter (or oil). Also, these cookies are adorable at any time of the year, and these cupcakes can be enjoyed without the topping. Just a few examples for now.
But like I said, I'll try to think of more dairy-free non-sweet recipes in the near future. 🙂