Potato gnocchi and cavatelli pasta have very humble beginnings, originally providing an inexpensive yet hearty meal to feed a family. These rustic items are staples of Italian culture and cuisine. Evolving from these staples are ricotta gnocchi and spinach gnocchi, which are slightly richer and a bit more luxurious. All made with quality ingredients and years of experience, these products are light, tender, and easy to digest.
Place pasta in boiling salted water (approximately 3 to 4 quarts of water per pound) and stir. When pasta begin rising to the surface, lower boiling water to a simmer and cook as follows:
- Gnocchi - 2 to 4 minutes
- Cavatelli - 6 to 8 minutes
Drain carefully and serve in your favorite sauce or recipe.