Ricotta gnudi with strawberry sauce (as a dessert)
Place of originItaly
Region or stateTuscany
Main ingredientsRicotta cheese, spinach, Pecorino Toscano
Similar dishesGnocchi

Gnudi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɲuːdi]) are gnocchi-like dumplings made with ricotta cheese instead of potato,[1] with semolina.[2][3] The result is often a lighter, "pillowy" dish, unlike the often denser, chewier gnocchi.[4] Gnudi is the Tuscan word for "naked" (in standard Italian "nudi"),[5] the idea being that these "pillowy" balls of ricotta and spinach (sometimes without spinach, which is also known as ricotta gnocchi) are "nude ravioli", consisting of just the tasty filling without the pasta shell.[6][7] By tradition, in Tuscany, these dumplings are served with burnt butter and sage sauce, sprinkled with Parmigiano or Pecorino Toscano cheese.[8][9][10][11]


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  2. ^ Reinhardt, Dana. "Gno the Difference Between Gnocchi and Gnudi". Sol Kitchen. November 28, 2010.
  3. ^ "Butter & sage gnudi". Jamie Oliver
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  5. ^ Giada De Laurentiis (1 November 2011). Everyday Pasta. Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony. pp. 113–. ISBN 978-0-307-95505-0.
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  7. ^ "Gnudi". Ricette di cucina - Le Ricette di (in Italian). Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  8. ^ Davies, Emiko. "The Language of Food". March 13, 2012
  9. ^ Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi Recipe : Scott Conant : Food Network
  10. ^ What is Gnudi? | POPSUGAR Food
  11. ^ How To Make Gnudi | Food Republic