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Ricotta Parsmesan Dumplings

Ricotta Parmesan Dumplings

Recipe supplied by Bargain Box
with Broccoli and Garlic Breads
Course Dinner
Servings 5 people
Calories 655 kcal



  • 350 grams ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp chopped oregano leaves (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese finely grated


  • 1 brown onion finely diced
  • 1 carrot grated
  • drizzle oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped oregano leaves (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 can tomatoes crushed or chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1/2 bag baby spinach (approx 60 grams)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese finely grated

Broccoli and pita

  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets and stalk diced
  • 1 pack garlic pita bread cut into quarters


  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C (or 200 degrees fan bake). Grease a medium baking dish. Bring a full kettle to the boil.
  • Prep dumplings - in a medium bowl, combine all dumpling ingredients, until mixture comes together to form a dough ball. Place in fridge to firm up.
  • Prep veggies - finely dice onion, peel and grate carrot and cut broccoli into florets and dice the stalk.
  • For the sauce - heat oil in a medium pot on a medium heat. Cook onion and carrot for about 4 minutes, until soft. Add oregano and garlic powder and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add canned tomatoes and stock and cook for 6 minutes, stirring, until thickened. Add sweet chilli sauce and spinach and season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour sauce into baking dish.
  • Roll and bake dumplings - use a tablespoon measure to roll mixture into balls. Place dumplings into sauce, toss to coat and then space evenly apart. Sprinkle over remaining parmesan and bake for 15 minutes, until golden.
  • Prep and toast pitas - cut pitas into quarters and place on a lined oven tray. Cook on lower oven rack, for about 10 minutes, until golden.
  • Cook broccoli - place broccoli in a medium heat-proof bowl and cover with boiling water and a lid. Leave to sit for 5 minutes, until bright green and tender. Drain.
  • Serve dumplings with pitas and broccoli on the side.
Keyword Vegetarian