Easy Tomato and Basil Gnocchi is a fresh and delicious dinner that takes no time at all to prepare. Classic flavors work together for an easy dinner you’ll love.
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My partnership with Flora Fine Foods continues, and this month I have a recipe on offer that is one for the busy nights, for the tired nights, an easy dinner for the just want some simple comfort food nights.
Flora Fine Foods is an online Italian speciality food store that sells a variety of offerings from olive oils to biscotti to tinned tomatoes. They are all genuine Italian products, so you can be assured that you are getting quality ingredients at a wonderful value.
If you want to see what you can do with some of their other products, head over to my recipes for Keto Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms with Artichoke Pesto, Roast Turkey Breast with Balsamic Glaze, Baked Feta with Olives, Thyme and Honey, and Skillet Artichoke Chicken with Carrot Puree.
I don’t often prepare dinner using packaged main ingredients. I like to marinate my own meat, I make my own spice blends, and I have been known to bake my own bread if the time allows. However, sometimes you need an easy dinner win, and that’s when Flora’s Mini Gnocchi made with fresh potato and tinned Italian Petit Diced Tomatoes are the perfect pair to have on hand.
These tiny little pillows of potato goodness are all ready to throw into some salted, boiling water. You’ll know they’re ready when they start to float. Then you can crisp the mini gnocchi up in a pan with a little bit of olive oil before tossing them with your fresh tomato and basil sauce, made with your tinned Italian Petit Diced Tomatoes, or you can add them to the sauce straight from the salty cauldron.
WHAT IS GNOCCHI?
Gnocchi is a small dumpling made from mashed potatoes and usually containing semolina or flour as a binder.
At their finest, they are very light and fluffy and practically melt in your mouth. When done poorly, they are heavy and chewy.
You can mash the potatoes the old fashioned way, but I think the best texture for a potato gnocchi comes from putting the boiled potatoes through a potato ricer. Check out a good one by clicking on the purple words!
What’s your favorite dinner shortcut? Are there any healthy packaged products you love to use? Share with me in the comments!
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