If you’ve never had gnocchi, here’s a great place to start. This recipe is simple, quick and a solid repeater. Got someone to impress? Make this little bad boy and you’re set. Gnocchi is typically found in the pasta aisle at your local grocery store and I highly recommend buying them fresh which can be easily refrigerated after opening.
Gnocchi is technically not a pasta because its made with potato and flour, however it typically falls under the pasta category. I like to call these beautiful beings little pillows of heaven, and if you’ve tried it before, you’ll know what I mean.
I use spinach in this recipe because spinach goes well with dairy and the spice from the nutmeg, but you can also use rapini, Swiss chard or even kale. You can use either milk or half and half cream for this recipe – I justify the use of half and half because its technically only half cream and the use of the greens makes up for it. Remember this is a rich dish and should be saved for that special evening. So treat yourself.
Try it tonight!
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 cups gnocchi
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 medium pink onion
2-3 cremini mushrooms, sliced thinly
½ cup 2% milk or half and half cream (treat yo self)
½ tsp nutmeg, grated or ground
2 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
In a frying pan, heat olive oil at medium high heat and sear chicken until golden brown and no longer pink. Put chicken aside.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan heat water on high and add gnocchi to boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Just to be sure gnocchi is cooked, gnocchi should be floating atop the water. Drain and put gnocchi aside.
Using the same frying pan to cook the chicken, heat garlic and onions on medium heat for two minutes. Add mushrooms and cook an additional 2 minutes. Once softened, add milk or cream and let it come to a boil and then simmer on medium-low heat. Add nutmeg and spinach. Season with salt and pepper.
Once spinach is cooked down, turn off heat and add gnocchi and chicken. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve right away.
And…here’s another shot, just incase you missed the other ones.
Leave a comment below if you love gnocchi as much as I do and your fav way to prepare it.
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