Friday, October 30, 2009

Turkey and Gorgonzola Gnocchi


Please forgive the completely underwhelming picture of this dish. I contemplated whether or not to even share it since the picture is so lame, but it tasted so good that I just had to!

I love gnocchi, so does every else in my family, my kids call them pillows! I found this recipe in a Racheal Ray cookbook, and it actually calls for ground beef, but regardless of the fact that turkey is less fattening, I think the tenderness of the turkey paired better with the soft pillows! I also didn't have fresh sage, so I just used ground and it was delicious.

Definitely try this, it's a family pleaser!

Turkey and Gorgonzola Gnocchi
Adapted from Racheal Ray's Big Orange Book

Ingredients


4 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
salt and pepper
1 large onion chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3/4 cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken stock
10 fresh sage leaves, chopped or 1 teaspoon ground sage
1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola
1 (12-16 oz) package gnocchi, fresh or frozen
a handful of fresh parsley, chopped

Directions
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat for the pasta.

2. While the water is coming to a boil, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, season with salt and pepper, and cook until it is very well browned, about 5 minutes, breaking it up into bite-sized crumbles with a wooden spoon.

3. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and soften for 5 minutes; adjust the salt and pepper, add the wine to the pan, and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the stock and sage, then add the Gorgonzola. Reduce the heat to low.

4. Salt the boiling water well and add the gnocchi. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until they float, then drain well and add to the skillet with the beef and cheese. Toss to combine. Top with the chopped parsley.

We're getting ready to take off to spend Halloween with my best friend from HS and her family for Halloween. I'm very excited! I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Halloween weekend!!

25 comments:

Kathleen said...

I absolutely love gnocchi and this looks like a wonderful pairing! Turkey makes a lot of sense.

Alissa said...

Ooooo sounds delicious! Have a great time this weekend! See ya when you come back!

A Year on the Grill said...

oh boy another left over turkey recipe,,, this is terrific, thanks

Jenn said...

Ooo...turkey and gorgonzola. I've got to try this one for sure. I love gnocchi, too. Such good little pillows of deliciousness.

Erica said...

First off- love the new background. Its very pretty and very fall. FUN! I haven't made gnocchi since my cooking class- love love it. I've been wanting to make my own sweet potato or butternut squash gnocchi. This recipe looks fantastic- a great meal for sure. Hope you guys have a nice halloween

Chow and Chatter said...

great recipe thanks for sharing love gnocchi just started eating it

Cucinista said...

Mmm... so many things in here I love.

Katy ~ said...

Oh gosh, this sounds good. Will save for the holidays when leftovers are abundant>

Donna-FFW said...

Teresa.. this sounds incredible. Gorgonzola gnocchi... it looks wonderful and on my list of things to try.

Erica said...

Happy Halloween to you too!

the ungourmet said...

I love gnocchi too! I've never attempted making it. Your recipe makes me want to give it a try! Very nice!

Cheryl said...

YUM, all my favorite ingredients!

Annie Hawkins said...

You have great recipes. I just tryed out your Southwest cruch Chicken Salad and it was delicious; it reminded me of Cafe Rio salad although it was quite different. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

Joanne said...

I have that cookbook! I must have overlooked this recipe because it sounds delicious. Love gorgonzola.

burpandslurp said...

I LOOOOOVE gnocchi! I haven't had a good one in months! Oh dear, I miss it so much ! And with gorgonzola?! PERFECT!

burpandslurp said...

I LOOOOOVE gnocchi! I haven't had a good one in months! Oh dear, I miss it so much ! And with gorgonzola?! PERFECT!

girlichef said...

omg, gnocchi and gorgonzola in one dish....heaven!!

lesley living life said...

Hope you had fun with your best friend from HS ... it's so fun to catch up with a BF from high school! : )

Megan said...

I love Gnocchi! Turkey, sage, and potato sounds like a lovely dinner to me. And you just cant go wrong with Gorgonzola. Rachael has yet to steer me wrong. Got this one bookmarked!

jscardon said...

This is just so too too perfect!! I just bought gnocchi yesterday-- no recipe in mind-- but I've always wanted to give it a whirl. Hooray!! You've saved the gnocchi day!! What are the odds??

Ingrid said...

Hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

I've been meaning to try gnocchi but haven't really seen a recipe that knocks my socks off. Yours is look pretty good and seems easy enough.
~ingrid

Velva said...

Teresa, these gnocchi look absolutely delicious! What a great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Libby said...

I have this cookbook but have not yet tried this recipe :) It looks delish!

Kim said...

Anything with gnocchi is a winner in my book. This sounds great with the gorgonzola! I like that you used ground turkey and I totally agree about the texture being much better for the gnocchi.

Gina said...

I love gnocchi too!!! This looks amazing!!