Tomato & Spinach Gnocchi

Tomato and spinach gnocchi

How did I come about this recipe? Honest truth – I got a free package of refrigerated gnocchi from the local grocery store and procrastinated long enough that eventually I had no choice but to use it up.

That said, oh my gosh, why did I wait?!?! This dish is SO delicious. I won’t go as far as saying it’s healthy due to all the butter, but it feels as decadent as a steak dinner. This would definitely be a great one for date night. (And maybe add a hunk of beef if that’s your thing….)

Tomato and spinach gnocchi

Tomato & Spinach Gnocchi

Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 409kcal
Use homemade gnocchi if you're up to the challenge, but packaged works great for this dish, too!
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced minced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup white wine or vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 17 oz packaged gnocchi
  • ¼ cup Parmesan grated
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ¼ cup milk or half-and-half
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice optional

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Once hot, add onion and cook for about 3 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and garlic. Cook for another 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add cherry tomatoes; cook until they begin to blister, about 5 minutes, and then begin to smash them down gently with the back of your spoon. Let the juices cook about 1-2 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pan with white wine or vegetable stock. Bring it back to a simmer and let it cook down for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the butter to melt.
  • Add in the gnocchi, stir to coat and make sure they are in a single layer to cook evenly. Cover the pan and cook about 2 minutes longer than the package suggests. Mine usually cook for about 4-5 minutes. Stir in parmesan, spinach, and milk or half-and-half. The spinach will wilt with the heat of the gnocchi. Squeeze lemon juice over the pan and stir. Serve immediately with additional parmesan.

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2387IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 6mg
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