Ricotta Gnocchi with Eggplant Sauce

My new favourite Italian recipe is one we watched Isabella Bliss, winner of Australian Junior Masterchef, cook while we were on holidays a few years ago. The kids helped Isabella make the gnocchi and I really enjoyed the eggplant in the sauce.  It was so good we had to try making it when we came home and have made it so many times since.

I have been watching My Kitchen Rules, and noticed they have made a few Gnocchi recipes and they don’t roll the gnocchi under a fork to flatten, this is what I find the most time consuming bit. Instead they roll it into a long log and just slice into 1 cm pieces, so I will try this method next time, although it is fun having the kids in the kitchen and doing this step for me!


The original recipe uses a tin of tomatoes, I skip this and use a bottle of the Leggo’s Sugo di Pomodoro Italian Herbs with Basil, so much easier! And the kids liked the extra sauce over the eggplant.

Eggplant Sauce
  • 1 large eggplant, cut into 1.5cm dice
  • 2 tablespoons table salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 700g Leggo’s Sugo di Pomodoro Italian Herbs with Basil
  • 250g fresh ricotta
  • 200g romano cheese, grated, plus extra to serve
  • 1egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • Basil leaves, to garnish


My kids helped, boy the kitchen got messy, but we had a lot of fun making dinner together

So delicious, YOU MUST TRY IT!

What is your favourite Gnocchi recipe?

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Lisa @ With A Fork April 24, 2015 - 8:47 AM

yum! This look amazing. I know what my next eggplant harvest will make now!

Kat - The Organised Housewife April 24, 2015 - 8:55 AM

Oh Lisa it really is so good, i would have to say it’s one of our family favourite meals.:)

Lucy @ Bake Play Smile April 24, 2015 - 11:11 AM

How cute are all of your little gnocchi helpers!! That’s very sweet! I love ricotta gnocchi – such a good winter food too.

Louise Thomsen April 24, 2015 - 12:41 PM

OH MY!! This is going onto my menu planner!! I LOVE the photos of the kids helping too! So wonderful!
Louise x

Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 27, 2015 - 8:43 AM

It is a beautiful dish and the ids just love helping me make it.:) Hope you enjoy it, Louise.:)

Claire @ Claire K Creations April 24, 2015 - 9:02 PM

By funny coincidence I made ricotta today. Recipe said it made 500g but my 2L of milk resulted in about 50g. Oops. I bought a whole heap instead and now I know what I’m doing with the leftovers. Yum!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 27, 2015 - 8:42 AM

LOL Claire.:) x

Amanda April 26, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Thanks for the inspiration Kat…love trying new recipes…have never made gnocchi before so got the ingredients today at Coles as this is def on the menu for my family this week.
Have a lovely week ~ Amanda

Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 27, 2015 - 8:41 AM

Fantastic Amanda! I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as what we do!

Claire @ Claire K Creations April 27, 2015 - 4:26 PM

I wasn’t kidding! Just made up a big batch for the little man’s dinner. Thanks for the inspiration!


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