Where to begin? We thought we’d never have pasta or gnocchi again when we began our journey into ketosis. As we got more and more accustomed to low carb living, we found those cravings diminished and thoughts of pasta never entered our minds. It is amazing how your appetite and your food preferences can change when you start eating healthier.
However, recently, a small hankering for macaroni found its way into our home. Not ones for restricting ourselves too much, we decided to do some research and find a way to keto-fy one of our favorite doughy pasta dishes- gnocchi. At first, we thought to make some with almond flour and a ton of other ingredients to somehow achieve that amazing texture that gnocchi bring to a dish.
We quickly stumbled upon Sarah, who has an amazing blog, ThePrimitivePalate, with some amazing low carb recipes! One of them being keto gnocchi that caught our eyes immediately. The best part? The gnocchi contains only 2 ingredients- egg yolks and mozzarella! They turned out amazing- tasted and felt just like real gnocchi, both wheat and potato versions got nothing on these cheese gnocchi. I would gladly choose a bowl of these over traditional gnocchi any day!
They took a little while to make since it was our first time (after making the recipe a few more times, we got a little better at it!). The boiling and frying only took about 7 minutes. Creating them took about 30 minutes and we had fun doing it!It is a great afternoon project that ends up in a tasty dinner- we love edible activities!
Just a quick note on cheese: do not use fresh mozzarella that comes in balls. We had fresh mozzarella on hand and tried melting that- it turned into a very rubbery substance that wouldn’t mix with anything. We ended up buying a package of shredded mozzarella cheese in our hangry storming of Stop&Shop and that worked so much better. So, while fresh mozzarella usually works better in dishes since it is super soft and tender, this recipe is definitely made for shredded, bagged cheese. The great cheesy taste is still there and the texture will work out much better for your gnocchi.
This gnocchi recipe will feed two and ended up being 8 net carbs total. We also made some roasted Brussel sprouts (5g of carbs) for a different texture in the dish however feel free to toss in any veggies that you may have on hand (spinach would be a great, easy option!). We also added 1/2 cup of Rao’s Vodka Sauce (4g of carbs) and everything turned out to be an amazing meal that satisfied us both! Per serving, that came out to 8.5g of net carbs. Yes!
Let’s make some low carb gnocchi!
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