Hands-on Time
50 Mins
Total Time
50 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: 6 dumplings and about 1/4 cup sauce)
Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook spinach in microwave according to package directions; cool slightly. Place spinach in a clean kitchen towel. Squeeze until very dry.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon 5 ounces flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, spinach, ricotta, and next 6 ingredients (through 1 egg) in a medium bowl. Stir gently just until combined.

Step 3

Sprinkle 1/4 cup flour on a baking sheet. Drop ricotta mixture by tablespoonfuls onto floured pan to make about 36 dumplings. Sprinkle dumplings with remaining 1 tablespoon flour, and very gently shape each into a ball; gently roll on pan to lightly coat with flour. (Dumplings can be shaped ahead and stored in the refrigerator overnight.)

Step 4

Place marinara in a large skillet over medium heat; cover and keep warm.

Step 5

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add 9 dumplings to water; cook 5 to 6 minutes (do not boil). Remove dumplings from pan with a slotted spoon, and place in marinara; keep warm. Repeat procedure 3 times with remaining dumplings.

Chef's Notes

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