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Spinach and Cheese Gnocchi with Leek, Tomato, Capsicum Sauce



4 portion(s)


  • 1 leek
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 1 Tin Tomatoes Diced
  • 100g feta, crumbled
  • 40g white wine
  • 1 chicken stock cubes
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 egg
  • 15 gram Butter

Spinach and Cheese Gnocchi

  • 225 gram Spinach Frozen, Thawed
  • 150 gram Cottage Cheese or Ricotta
  • 20g Parmasen Cheese
  • lemon rind, Half Lemon
  • 85 gram plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • Basil leaves, Garnish

Recipe's preparation

  1. Chop Butter Leak and Red Capsicum for 3 seconds on speed 6.
  2. Scrape down sides of bowl and sauté for 5 minutes[/b] at Varoma temperature[/b] on speed 1[/b].

  3. [size= 12px]Add tomatoes, [/size]wine, stock cube and paprika and cook a further 10 minutes[/b] atVaroma temperature[/b] on speed 1[/b].

  4. Add flour and mix 15 seconds speed 1, then add the egg, feta crumbled and mix for 45 seconds speed 1. No cooking required here only mixing. Then place in thermoserver while preparting gnocchi.
  5. Spinach and Cheese Gnocchi
  6. Peel half a lemon and grind 30 seconds speed 10.
  7. Squeeze the excess moisture from the spinach and place in the TM bowl with the lemon and add the cottage cheese or ricotta, parmesan, flour and egg. Mix for 6 seconds speed 7.
  8. Place on a lighly floured surface and divide the dough into 2 pieces. Roll each piece into long ropes approx 40cm and cut into 3cm pieces.
  9. Cook the gnocchi in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 5 minutes and remove with slotted spoon onto a plate.
  10. For each serving, place sauce on the bottom of the plates, top with Gnocchi and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Garnish with basil leaves and season to taste.


To make dish gluten free remove flour which is only in the sauce to thicken the consistency or use alternative thickening agent if preferred.

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  • Made this earlier this week

    Submitted by JFarrar82 on 12. November 2014 - 10:17.

    Made this earlier this week with the fresh spinach and it turned out fantastic! I pulsed the spinach on turbo a few times then squeezed out the water using a chux cloth. I had to use a bit more flour than the recipe stated to make it more managable, but otherwise, perfect! First time iv'e made gnoccchi without potato. Thanks for sharing!

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  • I would suggest shredding the

    Submitted by Kosmo on 10. November 2014 - 01:49.

    I would suggest shredding the fresh spinach in the thermomix and then squeezing as much water out as possible to keep the spinach less water logged and then proceed with the recipe instructions. 

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  • I have heaps of spinach in my

    Submitted by JFarrar82 on 9. November 2014 - 01:34.

    I have heaps of spinach in my garden that I would like to use up. To make this recipe with fresh spinach do you think i would need to wilt it first or just shred in the thermomix?

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  • Really enjoyed this dish,

    Submitted by Thermosaver Jo on 21. July 2014 - 01:21.

    Really enjoyed this dish, loved the sauce and a change from potato gnocchi the kids always request. Test of a good recipe in this house is no leftovers! Saved under favourites thanks

     Jo - Independant Thermomix Consultant


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  • Delicious! Loved the sauce

    Submitted by sugar and spice on 19. July 2014 - 14:00.

    Delicious! Loved the sauce and gnocchi it was so easy to prepare. Will add this to my favourites.

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  • Sorry you didn't have much

    Submitted by Kosmo on 18. May 2014 - 20:43.

    Sorry you didn't have much success with this. Just to clarify it is only the peel of half a lemon not the lemon juice which may explain why your dough was quite runny. Also you need to squeeze as much moisture as possible out of the spinach.

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  • This was surprisingly yummy

    Submitted by Robbynfaye on 17. May 2014 - 00:58.

    This was surprisingly yummy and fairly easy to make.  I was a bit confused with the Lemon and didn't know whether the lemon or the peel was going in, so I put in both.  My dough was too runny and I needed to add more flour.  If I make it again I will only use the lemon peel.

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