Gnocchi with Tomato Cream Sauce

Gnocchi with Tomato Cream Sauce | yeadadshome.com
This gnocchi with tomato cream sauce recipe is creamy and cheesy, so definitely a comfort food. It also turns out to be super easy to prepare.

This gnocchi with tomato cream sauce recipe is similar to the gnocchi della nonna dish served at Nando Milano, a favorite local restaurant. It is creamy and cheesy, so definitely a comfort food. It also turns out to be super easy to prepare.

To make it easy, We often use the refrigerated gnocchi. That makes for a quick weekday meal. Someday we will make gnocchi from scratch. I need to get a potato ricer. That is one tool we don’t have in our kitchen.

 

Quick notes

I really like the parmesan cheese to have a bit of texture. That is one of the things I liked about this dish in the restaurant. Adding the cheese at the very end seems to do that. My cream sauce is similar to one that I like from The Pasta Bible cookbook. I prefer to cut the cream by half though.

 

Variations

Half portions work well as a side dish.

 

Tools

This stick blender works well: Cuisinart CSB-75BC Smart Stick 2-Speed Immersion Hand Blender. We just got this in late 2013 after our old one which was a Williams Sonoma one stopped working. Prices have come down a lot since we bought the previous one unless you get the multifunction kind. They make stick blenders with whisk attachments and choppers. I didn’t need those functions. I would use the food processor or a stand mixer for those things, so I got this basic one. It is only a blender.

 

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Gnocchi with Tomato Cream Sauce
This gnocchi with tomato cream sauce recipe is similar to the gnocchi della nonna dish served at Nando Milano, a favorite local restaurant. It is creamy and cheesy, so definitely a comfort food. It also turns out to be super easy to prepare.
Gnocchi with Tomato Cream Sauce | yeadadshome.com
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Gnocchi with Tomato Cream Sauce | yeadadshome.com
Instructions
Sauce
  1. Combine tomatoes and wine in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add cream to sauce and reduce heat to low as you cook the Gnocchi.
Gnocchi
  1. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil then add a few teaspoons of salt.
  2. Boil gnocchi as the package describes, about 3-4 minutes. Keep a half cup of pasta water just in case you need it, then strain off the water.
  3. If sauce is lumpy, use a stick blender to smooth it out.
  4. Add pasta water a quarter cup at a time if sauce seems thick.
  5. Just before serving, gently combine gnocchi and parmesan cheese in the sauce.
  6. Portion into bowls and garnish with the basil.
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