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Gnocchi and Sauce

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Years ago, while visiting a friend in DC, I discovered the culinary miracle that is Potato Gnocchi. These amazing little pasta/dumplings will change your life if you have never had them. Luckily, they’ve started to gain in popularity and you can now find them in the pasta section of many grocery stores. No, they aren’t actually pasta but I’m not going to argue with the grocery store. If you have the time, make your own. It takes a little time but it is worth doing at least once just to say you have. However, for the quick and easy dinner I’m describing here just run and grab the package at Hy-Vee. Even Target carries them these days!

This pasta sauce may seem too easy to be good. But, in all honesty, all good pasta sauce is. The longer a pasta sauce takes and the more it includes, the more you should beware.

Gnocchi in Tomato-Cream Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 package potato gnocchi, prepared

Prepare gnocchi according to package. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Stir in tomato sauce, salt, and sugar, simmer until thickened, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in basil and cream. Pour sauce over gnocchi.


About Meg

I stress-bake, a lot. When I'm not doing that I'm an Episcopal priest, wife, and mom. Have a recipe that just might lower my blood pressure or at least make my house smell good? I'd love to try it!

2 responses »

  1. Try this with fresh gnocchi (available at a variety of places like WholeFoods)!

  2. What a delicious dish, I definitely want to try your recipe. Great post! Stop by and say hi,


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