Are your evenings super busy? Maybe you are getting home too late to make an elaborate meal or you just don't want to spend hours in the kitchen. Whatever the reason, if you are looking for a delicious dinner that you can have on the table in no time flat, then look no further than this Creamy Gnocchi recipe. It is sure to become a favorite for your family.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Cooks up in just 15 minutes
- Creamy, cheesy flavor
- New way to prepare gnocchi
- grape tomatoes
- cream cheese
- garlic cloves
- Grated parmesan
- black pepper
- olive oil
How to make Gnocchi with Tomatoes
To make this delicious Italian dish, start by cooking the potato gnocchi in a large pot according to package directions. You'll want to set aside a few teaspoons of the water the gnocchi was cooked in.
Cut the grape tomatoes in half.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add sliced garlic to the pan. Cook until the garlic is soft.
Add the cut tomatoes to the pan. Cook the tomatoes and garlic together for a minute, stirring often.
Add gnocchi, cream cheese, salt and pepper to the pan. Stir and cook the mixture until melted. Remember that gnocchi water you set aside before? Add a teaspoon of it to the pan and stir.
Tear the fresh basil and add it to the pan with the grated Parmesan cheese.
Stir to combine everything together. If the mixture has become too thick, feel free to add more gnocchi water to thin it out.
Garnish with a sprig of basil and serve. Your family will love the taste of the tomato cream sauce!
This is a great weeknight meal that doesn't take long to get on the table.
Even my picky eaters love this gnocchi recipe. You can even add some cooked chicken breast to this to up the protein in the meal. If you want to add a little spice, sprinkle on a few red pepper flakes.
Enjoy this creamy, cheesy and delicious meal!
Creamy Gnocchi with Tomatoes
- 1 lb gnocchi
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- 4 oz block cream cheese ½ block
- 3 garlic cloves
- Handful basil
- ¼ cup Grated parmesan
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Cook gnocchi according to package directions. Set aside a few teaspoons of the water the gnocchi was cooked in.
- Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Slice garlic and add to pan. Cook until soft.
- Cut tomatoes in half and add to pan. Cook for a minute, stirring often.
- Add gnocchi, cream cheese, salt and pepper. Cook until melted.
- Add a teaspoon of the gnocchi water and stir.
- Tear basil and add to pan with grated cheese. Stir to combine.
- Add more gnocchi water to thin out if its too thick.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
Gnocchi are small dumplings typically made from flour, egg, potato and semolina.
You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
You can find gnocchi in the pasta aisle at the grocery store. You can also find it sometimes in the refrigerated section near the fresh pasta.
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