The Ricotta Dumplings Will Blow You Away

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Ricotta dumplings make your life a lot simpler and more elegant, so try them out!


  • 2 cups of whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • Pepper to taste


  1. If your ricotta isn’t drained, do so with a colander and cheese-cloth to make sure there isn’t too much excess liquid in the batter.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the ricotta with the salt and pepper. Use a microplane or zester to zest the lemon and mix that as well.
  3. Taste the ricotta to see about seasoning. If it’s a little on the salty side, don’t worry because the eggs and flour will dilute that.
  4. Then, add in the egg and egg yolk and mix well. Don’t be afraid that you’ll overmix it, you really want the eggs combined.
  5. Then, pour in the flour and mix until a dough forms. Leave for 10-15 minutes to allow the flour to hydrate more before cooking.
  6. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Then, use a regular spoon to scoop out the dough so they’re not too big or too small.
  7. Drop into the water and cook for about 5 minutes, or until they rise to the top.
  8. Serve with cooked veggies, chicken, or however you like!