Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gnocchi w/ Spinach in Tomato Sauce

Tuesday night dinner:
Gnocchi w/ Spinach in Tomato Sauce
Garlic bread

This dish came together incredibly fast and was super easy. My dad is a hot pepper aficionado and he dries some of his own very hot peppers so I downed the amount t 1/8tsp. Good and easy dinner. Was defiantly a hit with the boyfriend.

Gnocchi w/ Spinach in Tomato Sauce
1 pkg (16oz) prepared gnocchi
1 bag (6oz) baby spinach
1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes w/ basil, oregano and garlic (such as Del Monte)
1/2 c. Shredded mozzarella
1/4 c. Basil-chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp Crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt

1. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil and cook gnocchi according to package directions. Once cooked, remove from pot with slotted spoon. Add spinach and cook for about 1 minute.

2. Meanwhile place canned tomatoes in blender, blend until smooth. Add oil to medium-high heat nonstick skillet, add red pepper flakes. Cook for about 1 minute stirring occasionally. Add in the tomato mix and salt and simmer down for about 4 minutes or until thickened.

3. Stir gnocchi and spinach into tomato sauce. Server family style or into 4 separate bowls. Top with mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of the chopped basil.


  1. Looks simple and delicious! One question.. on the first step, it says to remove the gnocchi and then add the spinach and cook for a minute. Where do you cook them? Back in the pot? :)

  2. Yea, you take the gnocchi out of the water an put the spinach in the same pot/water.