Fathead keto gnocchi

This Fathead Keto Gnocchi gives you the pillowy yet chewy texture you’ve been missing from pasta on a low carb diet!  This keto gnocchi is the perfect low carb vehicle for all of your favorite pasta sauces and flavors!  Gluten free too!
For the keto gnocchi dough:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups shredded full fat mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups super fine blanched almond flour

For the sauce:
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup salted butter

Fathead keto gnocchi

For the Fathead Keto Gnocchi:
  1. Combine the mozzarella cheese and butter in a medium bowl and microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir, then microwave another minute.
  3. Stir vigorously with a rubber spatula until fully combined, and then cool for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the egg, egg yolk and almond flour.
  5. Continue to mix until a rough dough is formed, this could take several minutes.
  6. Turn out the dough onto a smooth surface (or parchment paper) and knead until a semi-stretchy dough is formed. (if the dough is too wet, add a tablespoon or more of almond flour until workable)
  7. Form the dough into a long roll about 1 inch in diameter and then cut pieces about 1/2″ wide.  You can then form them into almost any bite sized shape you want, but sticking with a simple disk as shown in the photos yielded the best results for me.
  8. Freeze the gnocchi for 15 minutes to firm them up. before cooking, or freeze them until ready to eat.
  9. Bring a pot of salted water to a gentle boil – too vigorous and the gnocchi will fall apart.
  10. Add the gnocchi to the water in small batches and boil for 1 – 2 minutes or until floating.
  11. Remove the gnocchi with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate, and cool for 5 minutes before adding to sauce.

For the sauce:
  1. Melt the butter in a large saute pan.
  2. Add lemon zest and thyme and cook for about 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add the boiled and cooled keto gnocchi to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring gently to coat with the sauce.
  4. Season with salt and pepper as desired.

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