Ricotta Gnocchi with Olives, Capers & Tomatoes

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Italian Comfort Food

By The Editors of Saveur

Published 2015

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Classic gnocchi contain just flour and potato, but in this recipe from chef Jenn Louis, adding ricotta and eggs to the dough results in a richer, smoother, more luxurious dumpling. Olives, capers, and Grana Padano flavor the slowly simmered tomato sauce that dresses this ultimate comfort food.


For the Gnocchi

  • 2 lb. Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1⅔ cups flour, plus more for dusting
  • 7


  1. Make the gnocchi: Add potatoes to a 4-qt. saucepan of boiling water. Reduce heat to medium-high and simmer until potatoes are tender, 25–30 minutes; drain. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and pass through a potato ricer into a bowl. Add flour, ricotta, salt, and eg