Spinach Gnocchi for Kids Recipe Video

This 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!


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient

Recipe Story

Finally, I have a delicious recipe -- that you don't have to eat with a spoon -- for all those little ones without 
teeth. I keep talking to parents whose 12, 13 even 14 month olds still 
don't have teeth. They really want to move beyond purees, but need a 
recipe soft enough for their little ones to chew (or gum). These spinach 
gnocchi balls are so heavenly that Kenya only got his mitts on 8 or so 
before the grownups had eaten them all up!


 Spinach10 Ounce (Frozen)
 Whole milk ricotta cheese1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Parmesan cheese2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Egg yolk1 Small
 Flour2 Tablespoon
For topping
 Parmesan cheese2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 257 Calories from Fat 137

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24%

Saturated Fat 9.5 g47.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 94.1 mg

Sodium 496.8 mg20.7%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7%

Sugars 0.7 g

Protein 19 g37.9%

Vitamin A 141.4% Vitamin C 33.2%

Calcium 49% Iron 15.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Defrost spinach.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine spinach, ricotta cheese, flour and grated parmesan.
3. Add egg yolk and blend it well in food processor to make dough.
4. Make small gnocchi balls with this dough and drop it into boiling water.
5. When cooked through, place these spinach gnocchi onto a plate.

6. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and serve.