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Keto Ricotta Garlic Gnocchi

Our garlicky ricotta gnocchi are Keto, low-carb, and gluten-free. Delicious and easy to make - one skillet preparation! The perfect Italian pasta!
Prep Time17 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Cooling Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Keto, Low Carb Gnocchi
Servings: 6
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Joanie and Chris


  • 1 1/3 cup Almond flour blanched
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons Xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil extra virgin
  • 4 cloves Garlic sliced
  • 3 large Basil leaves chopped


  • In a medium bowl, whisk the almond flour, coconut flour, Xanthan gum, and garlic powder until thoroughly combined.
  • In a second medium bowl mix the ricotta, parmesan, and egg. Add salt.
  • Combine the cheesy egg mixture with the dry ingredients and mix throughly with a fork. The crumbly mixture should then be formed into a sticky ball. If more liquid is needed add a teaspoon of water at a time. If too watery, add more almond flour.
  • Wrap the dough ball in saran wrap and roll into a long cigar shape. Place in the refrigerator for a half hour to rest.
  • Use a dough knife and cut into 1 inch square pieces. Use your hands to form into an oval, then press down lightly with a wet fork to make traditional gnocchi marks. Place the tray in the freezer for 10 minutes to rest.
  • Melt the butter and olive oil in a non-stick skillet and then add the garlic, and chopped basil, and fry for 1 minute over medium heat. When fragrant, drop the heat to medium-low and add the gnocchi. Make sure the cold gnocchi are not crowded (make in batches if needed) and fry for 3 minutes. Baste with the garlic butter. Move them around but do not flip - you want a crusty bottom.
  • Plate and serve 1/6 of the gnocchi with a topping of your choice. We love it with marinara sauce.


A perfect garnish is Marinara sauce with shaved parmesan and a basil leaf. For a delicious Marinara sauce try ourĀ Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce.


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 1.3mg | Net Carbs: 4g