Gnocchi With Pomodoro Sauce

Wow, was this good! My 9 year old requested a dish with gnocchi (currently his favorite pasta), so I found this one on Pinterest. It delivered! This was really good, super easy, and even better the next day. This one is a keeper! Note: I used mini gnocchi for this dish. 🙂

rating: 9

Gnocchi With Pomodoro Sauce
(http://www.foodiecrush.com/)

serves 4

Ingredients:

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
4 stems fresh Italian flat leaf parsley (I omitted)
4 stems fresh oregano (I omitted)
2 stems fresh rosemary
2 stems fresh basil, plus 2 more stems for garnish
½ yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1 28 ounce can San Marzano tomatoes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of red pepper flakes
¼ cup heavy cream (optional)
1 16-ounce package potato gnocchi (I used mini gnocchi)
8 ounces cherry size mozzarella balls, cut in half
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Add ¼ cup olive oil to a 10-inch high sided sauté pan or a saucepan over medium heat. Add the parsley, oregano, rosemary and 2 stems of basil and cook for about 5 minutes or until the herbs become crisp. Remove the herbs and discard then add the onion and garlic to the oil, lowering the heat if needed so the onions cook gently and don’t brown. Cook until the onions are transparent, about 5-7 minutes, then crush the tomatoes with your hand and add to the pan with juice. Season with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and red pepper flakes and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the sauce reduces and thicken, stirring occasionally. Stir in the heavy cream and remove from the heat.
Meanwhile, bring a saucepan of water to a boil and add the gnocchi. Season generously with kosher salt and cook until the gnocchi float to the top of the boiling water. Drain and then place the gnocchi into the cooked sauce. Top with the halved mozzarella balls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese then drizzle the tops of the gnocchi with the remaining olive oil. Broil for 5-8 minutes or until the cheese melts and the tops become crispy. Garnish with additional basil leaves and serve immediately.

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One Response to Gnocchi With Pomodoro Sauce

  1. This looks like serious comfort food, definitely a sunday treat.

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