How to Make Easy Spinach & Ricotta Dumplings (They're So Good)! by Donna John

Vegetarian Dinner Pasta
a year ago
How to Make Easy Spinach & Ricotta Dumplings (They're So Good)!

Spinach and ricotta dumplings are easy enough for a weeknight meal, but impressive enough for your next dinner party!

You'll need: 

  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry or 2 bunches fresh, cooked, squeezed dry and chopped
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups milk

Here's how to make them:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the spinach, ricotta, eggs, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup Parmesan. Mix well. Flour your hands and shape into 2-inch by 1-inch ovals.
  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook dumplings in two batches until they float. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons flour and cook 1 minute. Gradually add milk, stirring, and cook until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup Parmesan.
  5. Place dumplings in single layer in a baking dish. Spoon sauce over the top and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan. Bake for 15-20 minutes. 
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
These look amazing, Donna John! I want to make them for my dad's birthday party this weekend, thank you! (And HAPPY BIRTHDAY in advance to YOU!!) xoxo
Donna John
Thank you, Elisa All 30SecondMom! Hope your dad likes them and has a very happy birthday! They are really good -- and so easy to make. Great combination! :-)

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