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Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato-Garlic Sauce

  • Ready Time: 85min
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  • Prep Time: 20min
    Cook Time: 65min
  • Potato Type: Russet
    Cuisine: American
  • Serves: 6
    Prep Method: Baked
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Description

Recipe by: Gretchen Brown

Potato gnocchi with fresh tomato-garlic sauce is a great after-school or after-exercise meal. The carbs from the potatoes and protein from the cheese refuels the body, while the simple tomato sauce makes it all super delicious.

Ingredients

Potato Gnocchi

  • 2 lbs. Russet potatoes (about 4 medium potatoes)
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 2 large egg yolks

Tomato Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella balls
  • 6 Tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese

Preparation
Prep Time: 20min | Cook Time: 65min

Potato Gnocchi

  1. Cook potatoes. (Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until very soft. Or microwave for 7-10 minutes or until very soft.)
  2. While potatoes are warm, cut in half and scoop insides out into a bowl. Discard potato skins. Mash potatoes in bowl. Using a hand mixer, finely mash potatoes. Add potato starch and egg yolks; combine with hand mixer to make a dough.
  3. Divide dough into six parts. Working with one part at a time, roll out onto a surface lightly sprinkled with potato starch. Roll dough into a long rope, about 3/4-inch thick. Cut rope into 3/4-inch pieces. Roll each piece down the tines on the back side of a fork to create ridges. Place each piece onto a tray lined with parchment paper. If using soon, chill until ready for use. Or freeze for up to a month.
  4. When ready to cook, heat lightly salted water about 2-inches deep in a deep skillet. When the water is gently simmering, add gnocchi and cook for 2 minutes. Remove gnocchi with a slotted spoon to a plate until sauce is ready.

Tomato Sauce

  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet. Add cherry tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, covered, or until tomatoes begin to pop, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic; cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in basil.
  2. Combine gnocchi, sauce, and mozzarella balls in a large bowl. Divide evenly among 6 bowls; top evenly with Parmesan cheese.

Notes

You can shorten the cook time and ready time by using a microwave. If you use a microwave, the cook time will be 15 minutes and the ready time will be 35 minutes.

Nutritionals are per serving (about 1 1/2 cups).

Nutrition

Calories411
Fat17g
Sodium303mg
Cholesterol81
Vitamin C48%
Carbohydrates51g
Fiber6g
Protein15g

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