Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Brown Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts

A few weeks ago I tried a dish with gnocchi that ended up being N-A-S-T-Y! I don't necessarily think that it was the gnocchi, it was just a bad combination of food all around. However, I did have to tell myself not to blame the gnocchi and give it another chance. Gnocchi COMPLETELY redeemed itself with this dish. It was so simple (which I think it how gnocchi was intended to be prepared), light and delicious. My whole family loved it, especially my kids who snarfed down their fat pasta and green spinach (does a mommy proud!). We didn't have the pine nuts in ours due to allergy, but I have no doubt that it's a delicious addition. If you like gnocchi, you must try this dish!





Brown Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts


Recipe found in Cooking Light Jan/Feb 2009 edition




Ingredients

1 (16 oz) package vacuum-packed gnocchi
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (10-oz) package spinach, torn
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Directions

1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions, omitting salt and fat, drain.
2. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pine nuts to pan; cook three minutes, or until butter and nuts are lightly browned, stirring constantly. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute. Add gnocchi and spinach to pan; cook 1 minute, or until spinach wilts, stirring constantly. Stir in salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Serves 4: 1 serving is 1 cup gnocchi and 1 TB cheese

Per Serving: 289cal, 10.8g fat, 9.5g prot, 40.3g carb, 1.8g fiber, 20mg chol, 2.2mg iron

Points per Serving: 6



I was also lucky enough to receive a couple of cute awards from Melissa at Schweet N Savory, a blog that I love to visit...


I want to pass these on to Priscilla at Priscilla's Baking Adventures, Sara, at Sara's Kitchen, ad Pam at For the Love of Cooking. They are all fun and delicious looking blogs that I enjoy visiting often. Congrats, and happy cooking!

8 comments:

Priscilla said...

Hi Teresa,

Thank you SO much! I am excited to get it...I enjoy your blog too!! =)

Sara said...

Thanks for the award, I appreciate it! Of course your gnocchi looks delicious too :)

Pam said...

I love this recipe and can't wait to try it. You can't beat brown butter with pine nuts. YUM!

Congrats on your award - thank you very much for passing it on to me.

biz319 said...

I am actually going to try making homemade gnocchi over the weekend - we'll see!

Donna-FFW said...

Your gnocchi looks so delicious. I am enjoying searching around your blog.

Gina said...

This looks delicious!

Jennifer said...

This is yet another example of a great Cooking Light recipe. I made it yesterday and am having it for lunch today. :)

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