The dinner my husband made today was “Homemade Gnocchi With Peas” – Gordon Ramsey’s recipe. (There is also a video.) My husband says the supermarket he went to didn’t have Ricotta cheese (out of stock) so he used cream cheese. You bake the potatoes for an hour in the oven rather than boiling them.
I often see recipes that use baked potatoes for gnocchi but somehow using the oven for an hour seems unnecessary and I’ve been boiling them. Boiling also takes an hour so I suppose it’s not that different but somehow I never tired to use baked potatoes. I thought the gnocchi tasted quite sweet most likely because the potatoes were baked rather than boiled. As there is no “sauce” it was much lighter than the traditional gnocchi with sauce and I liked the texture of some crispy bits, too. It was really good. I think I’ll try the recipe myself next time when I decide to make gnocchi.