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Gnocchi in Tomato Cream Sauce

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Quick and easy Gnocchi in Tomato Cream Sauce is a tasty meatless meal with big, bold, creamy flavor and ready in just 30 minutes.


  • 1 pound gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 15-ounce can fire roasted crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb blend or Herbs de Provence
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • fresh thyme, basil, and grated parmesan for serving optional
  • Instructions

    cook the gnocchi

  • Fill a pot with about 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil.
  • Add gnocchi, boil for 2-3 minutes until gnocchi floats. Drain, then toss gnocchi with 2 teaspoons olive oil to keep it from sticking together.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add gnocchi and dried herbs, and saute 2-4 minutes until gnocchi begins browning on the edges.
  • Transfer gnocchi to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
  • make the sauce

  • Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and broth to the skillet over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in heavy cream, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Simmer 4-5 minutes until sauce is reduced and creamy.
  • Stir in gnocchi, taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with thyme or basil and freshly grated parmesan and serve.
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