Farmer’s Cheese Gnocchi

This meal was pretty easy to make! The farmer’s cheese is from our homemade cheese that we’ve been creating. You can make it at home for some fresh delicious cheese. If you don’t have farmer’s cheese locally at the store you can substitute it with ricotta, though it will have a taste and texture difference.

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2 (Double recipe for 4)

Ingredients for the Dough:

  • 8 ounces Farmer’s Cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup flour

Optional: Ingredients for the Marinara Sauce:

  • 1 can tomato paste (8 oz)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. basil or parsley (or both if you want!) leaves
  • Salt to taste

Equipment:

  • Kitchen weight scale
  • Measuring cup(s)/spoons
  • Sturdy wooden spoon
  • Slotted spoon or small strainer
  • Bot for boiling water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Pot for mixing the marinara or other sauce
  1. Combine the farmer’s cheese, egg, and 3/4 cup flour in a mixing bowl. The dough should be very soft. Not too soft that it can’t hold it’s shape, but also not extremely firm. If your dough is too soft, add flour 1 Tbsp. at a time from the remaining 1/4 cup. The more flour you add, the more dense the dough will be.
  2. Heat a pot of water on high, bring it to a boil. In the meanwhile, divide the dough into four pieces. Roll out each piece until it’s about as thick as a sharpie pen. You can go thinner or thicker, depending on your taste. Cut 1 inch pieces along the roll. Do this for the rest of the dough.
  3. For the Marinara sauce: Combine the tomato paste, water, and seasonings in a small pot and heat over medium-high heat for 15 minutes.
  4. In batches, cook the dough in the boiling water until it floats, a couple minutes. Remove from water with a slotted spoon or small strainer into serving dish. Add sauce of your choice and enjoy!

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