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Garlic Spelt Gnudi – $9.73 recipe/$1.62 serving

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Gnudi are great, they’re a type of gnocchi that uses ricotta cheese instead of potatoes (making them much quicker to make). You can actually use any flour of your choice in this recipe- I recommend just adding it bit by bit and observing the dough as it forms, you’ll know when enough has been added. I use spelt flour because it’s my favorite, it has a full nutty flavor. However, if you use standard white flour you will get lighter, fluffier gnudi, and you’ll cut the cost of this recipe (it’ll probably come out to about $0.99 a serving instead), so the choice is entirely up to you. Either way these are easy and delicious.

Ingredients – ($9.73 recipe/$1.62 serving- recipe makes 6 entree sized servings)

2 eggs ($0.32)

1 tsp. olive oil ($0.03)

15 oz. ricotta ($4.49)

3 tsp. garlic powder ($0.09)

2 1/2 cups spelt flour ($4.80)

Step by Step

1. Bring a large pot of water to a low boil. While water is heating, prepare the gnudi. 

2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil. ricotta and garlic powder. Mix well, then gradually add in your flour bit by bit. The dough will be formed and quite sticky. 

3. On a floured surface knead the dough for a couple of minutes, add in more flour gradually until the ball is no longer extremely sticky. 

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4. In pieces, roll the dough into long snake like shapes and cut them into bite sized pillows- about and inch and a half wide. At this point you can also imprint them with the back of your fork as a decorative touch. I didn’t do that because I knew I wanted to cover them in sauce anyway. 

5. When the pot you set earlier is at a low boil (not roaring), you can begin dropping in your gnudi. They will float when they are done- I use a slotted spoon to remove them as they pop to the top of the water and set them aside. 

I topped my gnudi with a simple tomato sauce and some grated cheese, but they would also be excellent with pesto, alfredo, vodka sauce, or even tossed with some roasted peppers and mushrooms.

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