Kids like the chewy gnocchi, sweet broccoli, and crunchy nuts. Look for shelf-stable packaged gnocchi with the dried pasta. To cut costs, swap in chopped almonds or pecans for pine nuts. Spinach, cauliflower florets, or green beans would also work nicely here. If you use spinach, simply stir it in when you add the cooked gnocchi to the skillet.
2 (16-ounce) packages prepared gnocchi (such as Gia Russa)
5 cups chopped broccoli florets
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
1.5 ounces shaved fresh pecorino Romano cheese (about 1/3 cup)
How to Make It
Cook gnocchi in a large Dutch oven according to package directions. Add broccoli during last minute of cooking; cook 1 minute. Drain.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter and oil; cook 7 minutes or until butter browns. Add gnocchi mixture and pepper to pan; toss to coat. Spoon about 1 1/2 cups gnocchi mixture into each of 6 shallow bowls. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons pine nuts and about 2 teaspoons cheese.
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This is one of my go to recipes. I'm a Personal Chef and cook weekly meals for people and everyone loves this recipe! I like to have the gnocchi done and ready to throw into the browned butter as soon as it's the perfect color. For a complete meatless meal I add Cannellini beans and pesto.