Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Nuts



    Ingredients 

    1 (16-ounce) package of vacuum-packed gnocchi

    2 tablespoons butter

    2 tablespoons nuts

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

    1/4 cup cheese (your preference)


    Additional Ingredients

    Vegetable broth

    1/2 onion, chopped

    Green chilies


    Instructions

    1. Cook gnocchi according to pack instructions, omitting additional ingredients. i.e. salt, fat etc.

    2. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add nuts to pan; cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

    3. Add garlic and onion to pan; cook 1 minute.

    4. Add gnocchi and spinach to pan; cook until spinach wilts, stirring constantly.

    5. Stir in salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese.


    Sarahn’s Tip: This recipe originally calls for pine nuts, but they can be expensive. Instead use mixed nuts. A tablespoon per serving! It adds to the flavor and makes this dish more festive!


    Sarahn’s Twist: I decided to do my own thing with this recipe! I added chopped onion, green chilies and a little bit of vegetable broth to the dish. The onions and green chilies add a real kick, and the vegetable broth gives it a slightly soupy feel that warms your belly. Also, I used spinach and kale for the main ingredient.


    Sarahn’s Taste: The recipe calls for cheese to be sprinkled on top, but I found that I preferred this dish without the cheese (I used feta)! Taste it first without the cheese and if you still need a little something extra, sprinkle away! #sarahnsays

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