Sunday, January 27, 2013

Easy Baked Gnocchi

This is one of those recipes that's so stupid easy, you're concerned you found it in a cookbook. And I did.

Four ingredients.

And some salt and pepper.

Easy Baked Gnocchi

  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 16 oz frozen gnocchi
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese (I used low fat)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded or shaved

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt. Cook gnocchi according to package instructions (they are ready when most have floated to the top--mine took about five minutes.) Remove with a slotted spoon and drain in a colander.

Heat broiler, with rack in the top position. Divide gnocchi among four 8-ounce shallow baking dishes (or use one 8-inch square baking dish.) Season with salt and pepper. Top with marinara sauce and ricotta, then sprinkle evenly with Parmesan.

Broil until tops are browned in spots and gnocchi are heated through, 3-5 minutes (longer for 8-inch square pan), rotating once.

Serve with salad and garlic bread.


Nutrition Facts per serving (four servings total):
calories: 341
fat: 9.1g
saturated fat: 5.1g
protein: 14.3g
carbs: 50.7g
fiber: 3.1g