Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian
Show: The Kitchen
Episode: Snow Day Cooking
Save Recipe Print
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Pancetta Tomato Sauce:

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Combine the ricotta cheese, Parmesan, olive oil, eggs and 1 teaspoon salt with a whisk in a large mixing bowl. Add the all-purpose flour in 3 parts, stirring with a rubber spatula.

Bring the dough together in a ball and cut off one-quarter of it. Dust the work surface with all-purpose flour to prevent sticking, and roll the cut-off piece of dough into a dowel shape about 5/8 inch in diameter. Cut the dowel into 5/8-inch pieces. Dust some parchment paper with semolina flour and place the gnocchi on it to prevent sticking. Repeat with the rest of the dough, quarter by quarter.

Cook the gnocchi in the boiling water for 2 minutes. Serve tossed with a bit of the Pancetta Tomato Sauce. Alternatively, you can freeze the uncooked gnocchi for up to 2 weeks.

Pancetta Tomato Sauce:

Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the pancetta and cook until the fat has rendered and the pancetta is crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove the pancetta from the pan and reserve, leaving the fat behind.

Add the diced onions to the hot pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the onions have softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add the crushed tomatoes, cover and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, then remove the lid, add the reserved pancetta and cook an additional 10 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper, stir in the basil and serve.

Cook's Note

Feel free to substitute your favorite sauce in place of the Pancetta Tomato Sauce.

More from:

The Kitchen

Get the Recipe

Over-the-Top Snickers Dessert

Get that classic Snickers flavor in every bite of this over-the-top pie.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Homemade Ricotta

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cheesy Gnocchi Casserole with Ham and Peas

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Baked Gnocchi with Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Peppers

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee

Pasta Pomodoro for Two

Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Browse Reviews By Keyword