Browned Butter Gnocchi with Broccoli and Nuts

  • trijntje Posted: 05/18/13
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    This was very good - the gnocchi was tender and the flavors all went very well together. Not rocket science, but a great dish.

  • blugirl66 Posted: 02/12/13
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    I followed this recipe exactly and was very disappointed with the results. The sauce absorbed into the gnocchi, making the dish very dry and everything was very bland.

  • knoxgang Posted: 04/25/13
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    We really enjoyed this! I think the key is getting the butter brown enough. I added garlic during the last minute of browning the butter. I used whole wheat gnocchi and toasted walnuts in place of the pine nuts.

  • SingingGourmand Posted: 12/27/12
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    I made one major change to this recipe in that I made my own gnocchi, using the recipe from the Almost Vegetarian cookbook. The sauce is simple and light. We threw in some leftover roasted salmon, which was delicious. I'd recommend using more pepper to give it a little kick, or maybe some lemon juice, depending upon your tastes.

  • JSChand Posted: 01/18/13
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    Simple to fix and tasty. I used a combo of broccoli and cauliflower which made it a bit more interesting. I think I will add some garlic next time I make it. My husband thought it would be excellent with bacon.

  • sharonignat Posted: 01/22/13
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    Excellent!! Very easy and quick to make. The brown butter and pine nuts made the dish very tasty. My whole family enjoyed it!

  • eheinrich Posted: 04/20/13
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    quick and easy but this dish definitely needed salt and more pepper!

  • IoneTaylor Posted: 03/22/13
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    I loved this dish - it was delicious and easy to make. Perfect for a weekenight meal. I followed the recipe exactly. Even my husband, who's not always pleased with my efforts to cook more vegetarian meals, gave this dish a nine out of ten.

  • rthrbout Posted: 02/10/13
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    I'm with lovetoeat on this one - it's a fair base for a recipe, but benefits from some added excitement. Garlic, red pepper flakes, pesto - choose your own adventure. The roasted pine nuts are really nice.

  • H2OQueen Posted: 01/20/13
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    This was a very easy meal to pull together. The keys to the flavor are the pine nuts, cheese and brown butter sauce - we thought it was very good. Very light and healthy - will make this again.

  • LauraB08 Posted: 03/16/13
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    Really good and really easy to make!

  • lovetoeat Posted: 01/09/13
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    This was an okay way to eat gnocchi with lots of broccoli. I added lots of pepper and red pepper flakes and way more cheese. Instead of boiling the broccoli with gnocchi, I took a deep saute pan, brown the butter, added the pine nuts, and then the broccoli. Cook until tender, but still crunchy.

  • marehayes Posted: 02/22/13
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    The first couple of bites were bland, but as I dug down into the bowl, the butter flavor became more pronounced, leaving me to believe that I had not tossed the dish thoroughly enough. I could use a 101 on heating butter... not sure I got it brown enough, and I know I didn't let it heat 7 minutes. We stuck to the serving size (although I wanted so much more!) and paired it with a big salad for an adequately sized quick Friday night meal. I will definitely make it again!

  • SaraEllen Posted: 01/25/13
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    I made more of the brown butter sauce since I added more vegetables (broccoli and green beans) than the recipe called for. I used 5T butter and 5T olive oil so there would be plenty to cover all of the ingredients. Next time I think I would try to use at least half salted butter or add salt after the fact. It was good, it just needed a bit of salt. One reviewer suggested garlic, and I will also try that as well next time.

  • NRausch1 Posted: 01/26/13
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    I make this once a week now, it is so good, and still light. I add more veggies like spinach (you can add as many as you want, and I like to go heavy on them) and it works well with asiago cheese too.

  • Frecklehand Posted: 01/12/13
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    Very good! There was a fight for the leftovers.

  • BeckiSue Posted: 01/05/13
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    BORING! Sure it is easy to pull together, but it seriously lacks in taste. As I was preparing it, I could tell that it would not satisfy as a main dish. Threw some lamb steaks on the grill and served this as a side dish. Passable as a side dish.

  • sprater1 Posted: 06/01/13
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    Great flavor. I added a little minced garlic and a pinch of crushed red pepper to the butter/oil mixture after it had browned. That added some nice depth to the flavor. My grade-school kids and husband loved it!

  • mbarta3 Posted: 08/07/14
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    I also added 2 tsp garlic and jarred artichoke hearts. I also halved the amount of gnocchi (only used 1 package). Despite the additions, the dish was still very bland. I would not make it again.

  • txbutlerfan Posted: 01/31/14
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    Based on suggestions by previous reviewers, I added garlic and cannellini beans. My whole family enjoyed it and it proved to be a quick vegetarian meal for a busy school night.

  • kspencer Posted: 11/13/13
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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.

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