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Spinach Gnocchi for Kids

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This is a recipe that Popeye would be proud of. Packed with spinach 
and creamy ricotta, these little morsels are like soft pillows: 
delicate and so easy to make. You could even serve them with a little 
red sauce, but for easier cleanup, I highly recommend just a little 
sprinkle of parmesan cheese and that's it!
  Spinach 10 Ounce (Frozen)
  Whole milk ricotta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1 Small
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
For topping
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon

1. Defrost spinach.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine spinach, ricotta cheese, flour and grated parmesan.
3. Add egg yolk and blend it well in food processor to make dough.
4. Make small gnocchi balls with this dough and drop it into boiling water.
5. When cooked through, place these spinach gnocchi onto a plate.

6. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Finally, I have a delicious recipe -- that you don't have to eat with a spoon -- for all those little ones without 
teeth. I keep talking to parents whose 12, 13 even 14 month olds still 
don't have teeth. They really want to move beyond purees, but need a 
recipe soft enough for their little ones to chew (or gum). These spinach 
gnocchi balls are so heavenly that Kenya only got his mitts on 8 or so 
before the grownups had eaten them all up!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 241 Calories from Fat 135

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.5%

Saturated Fat 9.4 g47.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 94.1 mg31.4%

Sodium 440.8 mg18.4%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g2.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.2 g0.81%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 17 g33.9%

Vitamin A 8.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 41.9% Iron 4.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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