Spinach Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
Spinach Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce is a main course that serves 4. Watching your figure? This lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 860 calories, 29g of protein, and 65g of fat per serving. This recipe covers 32% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is a budget friendly recipe for fans of Mediterranean food. Head to the store and pick up gorgonzola cheese, salt, heavy cream, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 50 minutes.
Beat eggs with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg in a large bowl.
Mix in ricotta cheese and spinach until evenly blended. Continue mixing in the flour, 1/4 cup at a time until a soft dough forms. If the dough is still sticky, add an additional 1/4 cup of flour. Cover, and place into refrigerator.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Divide the gnocchi dough into 4 pieces, and roll into 1/2 inch thick ropes on a floured surface. Slice each rope into 1/2 inch pieces. Gently boil the gnocchi until they float in the water, 3 to 4 minutes.
Drain in a colander, and set aside.
Meanwhile, pour cream, wine, brandy extract, and 1 pinch of nutmeg into a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and whisk in the Gorgonzola cheese; season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss the gnocchi with the Gorgonzola sauce, and serve immediately.
Recommended wine: Chianti, Verdicchio, Trebbiano
Chianti, Verdicchio, and Trebbiano are my top picks for Gnocchi. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. One wine you could try is Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Monna Lisa Gran Selezione. It has 4.8 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 39 dollars.
Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Monna Lisa Gran SelezioneThe wine is only produced in the best vintage years, with grapes from the farm's prime southwest grape growing areas. It is a deep ruby red color. The aroma is very intense, persistent, delicate, with hints of tobacco, oak and berries. A full, long, warm mouth feel.