Tuesday Treat: Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Nuts

Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Nuts

#thursdaytreat #summersixteen

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Ingredients 

  • 1 (16-ounce) package of vacuum-packed gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cheese (your preference)

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Additional Ingredients

  • Vegtable broth
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • green chilies

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Instructions

  1. Cook gnocchi according to pack instructions, omitting additional ingredients. i.e. salt, fat etc.
  2. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add nuts to pan; cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add garlic and onion to pan; cook 1 minute.
  4. Add gnocchi and spinach to pan; cook until spinach wilts, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese.

Sarahn’s Tip: This recipe originally calls for pine nuts, but they can be expensive. Instead use mixed nuts. A tablespoon per serving! It adds to the flavor and makes this dish more festive!

Sarahn’s Twist: I decided to do my own thing with this recipe! I added chopped onion, green chilies and a little bit of vegetable broth to the dish. The onions and green chilies add a real kick, and the vegetable broth gives it a slightly soupy feel that warms your belly. Also, I used spinach and kale for the main ingredient.

Sarahn’s Taste: The recipe calls for cheese to be sprinkled on top, but I found that I preferred this dish without the cheese (I used feta)! Taste it first without the cheese and if you still need a little something extra, sprinkle away! #sarahnsays

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One thought on “Tuesday Treat: Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Nuts

  1. This looked like a great didh and I’m so glad I had an opportunity to taste it. It was delicious and I look forward to you making it again. I’ll be your guinea pig any day

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