Monday, December 23, 2019

Gnocchi with Garlic and Herbs

When I went to a favorite Italian market in Napa, the owner showed me her favorite brand of prepared gnocchi. If it's her favorite, you know I've got to try it. Wow, is she ever right! While the taste of homemade gnocchi can't be beat, this prepared version is a lifesaver when I don't want to make the time to make gnocchi, but I still want to eat it. The sauce the covers this gnocchi is so simple, and easy to make, yet it is so delectable! The perfect easy meal in the midst of all of the holiday hubbub!

1 package prepared gnocchi
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbs. soy creamer
1 tsp. flour
2 Tbs. minced fresh herbs, basil, parsley, thyme or a combination
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided


Heat the butter and olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Add the garlic and cook just until the garlic starts to color, about 1 minute. Add the soy creamer and flour, stirring to combine and cook for 1 or 2 minutes longer. Add the herbs, along with half of the cheese, and stir to combine. Cook the gnocchi according to the package directions. Drain the gnocchi, then add to the garlic and herb mixture. Serve, topping with the remainder of the Parmesan cheese.

Serves 2

Stealthy Cooking Tip: This tastes rich! Surprise that it's still a healthy alternative to a full butter version. I've often added mushrooms to this sauce for added flavor. Serve this with a salad and a side vegetable for a full meal. 

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