Monday, August 6, 2012

Eat More Gnocchi

I have so many recipes pinned on Pinterest, it can almost be overwhelming.  But about once a week, I make sure to pick one randomly and just try it out.  Going on a vegetarian lifestyle for 5 years now,  I find myself making the same trusted meals over and over. So a big thank you to Pinterest for easily pulling me out of my same ol'-same ol' rut.

Ryan and I both gobbled up this pasta dish, it was so goodGnocchi is awesome you all.  Little puffs of pasta goodness. 

  • 3 medium-sized fresh sweet corn on the cob (or a bag of frozen corn, which I used)
  • 3 C fresh arugula
  • 3/4 C fresh mushrooms, chopped (optional)
  • 1 pound potato gnocchi
  • 3/4 C half and half (or half heavy cream, half whole milk/skim)
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t fresh basil, julienne
  • 1/4 t black pepper
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper 
  • Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

In large pot, boil water and cook gnocchi according to package directions, adding in the corn on the cob in the last 5 minutes. Remove corn, transfer to cutting board. Drain gnocchi, but make sure to reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water. Don't rinse your gnocchi.

For the cream sauce, combine half and half, cream cheese, salt, garlic powder, fresh basil, and pepper in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium for about 10 minutes, stirring until cream cheese has evenly dispersed throughout sauce. Stir in reserved pasta water.

Slice your corn off the cob.  (or you can use a bag of frozen corn)

In a medium bowl, combine your pasta sauce, corn, gnocchi and arugula. Sprinkle with additional salt, pepper, basil, and crushed red pepper if desired.

Enjoy! We sure did.


  1. sounds delicious! I know the few dishes I've had with gnocchi, I've loved it. And every time you post pictures of it, I always think that I need to buy some and experiment. This looks delicious :)

  2. I haven't tried gnocchi, but looks nice :) xx

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