Gnocchi with Garlic Herb Cream Sauce (02.28.14)

Posted at 10:27 AM, Feb 28, 2014
  • 1 lb package gnocchi* (see note below)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic (or minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese, grated or shredded, divided
  • 10-12 fresh basil leaves, torn or chopped
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Cook gnocchi according to directions.

When gnocchi is half way done, start with cream sauce in separate pan. Add butter, olive oil and garlic; saute on med-low heat until butter is melted. Add red pepper flakes and sauté another minute. Mix in flour until combined. Add milk and chicken broth, bring to a boil, lower heat and stir until thickened.

Add in 1 cup of the parmesan and stir until melted. Serve gnocchi with cream sauce. Top each portion with remaining cheese and basil.

*Note: In the culinary arts, the word Gnocchi refers to a type of Italian dumplings made from potatoes and flour. The word "gnocchi" means "dumplings" in Italian. You can buy them packaged in the grocery store or make from scratch.

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