To celebrate my girlfriends in Dallas finally being able to shop at Trader Joe’s and keeping it simple during the week, I purchased this package of ready made Gnocchi. I’ve always wanted to make it from scratch and have never found the courage or the time. So, as soon as I saw these at Trader Joe’s, I grabbed them. All you have to do is boil these suckers and wait for them to float to the top. The gnocchi doesn’t come with a sauce, so you do have to make a sauce. . but this one is super simple and yummy!
A little more information on Gnocchi from Wikipedia:
Gnocchi are typically eaten as a first course, alternatives to soups or pasta. They are generally home-made in Italian households. They may also be bought fresh from specialty stores. In supermarkets, industrially produced packaged gnocchi are widely available refrigerated, dried, or frozen. Common accompaniments of gnocchi include tomato sauces, pesto, and melted butter (sometimes fried butter) with cheese.
So, the next time you’re shopping at TJ’s and you see their Gnocchi, grab a package and give it a try! *And my apologies! I threw away the package and forgot to photograph it. Just ask for help at TJ’s if you’re interested in buying some! I hope you enjoy!
- 1 package potato gnocchi from Trader Joe's
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese (plus more for garnish)
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- few sprigs of fresh thyme for added garnish
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the gnocchi potato pasta, and cook until they float to the surface, about 2 to 3 minutes; drain.
- Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the garlic has softened and is beginning to turn golden brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in the sage and salt for a few seconds, then add the cooked gnocchi. Toss gently with ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese and the pepper. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and add the thyme. Serve.
Sage Butter Sauce recipe adapted from All Recipes.com.