Earlier this week, Selma underwent some oral surgery so she’s limited to a diet of primarily soft foods for the next new days. This meant that I needed to come up with a menu that she could comfortably eat but was also delicious and appetizing. Challenge accepted.
Something that I’ve always wanted to make was a recipe that included gnocchi so this was the perfect excuse to try out a new dish! Gnocchi is just as easy (if not easier) to make as pasta and is the perfect base for a wide variety of sauces and flavors. Honestly, I just threw some things together that I thought would go well together and the end result was (surprisingly) fantastic!
What you’ll need:
- 1 lb of prepared gnocchi (we got ours from TJs)
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/4 white onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, sliced
- 2 cups of kale, stems removed
- 1 cup of portobello mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup of pancetta
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- 1/3 cup of white wine (or 3 tbsp White Wine Reduction Ready)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3-4 sprigs of thyme
- 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- Zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon
Step 1: Prepare the gnocchi as directed on the package and set aside.
Step 2: While your gnocchi is cooking, prepare all of your veggies.
Step 3: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add in 1 tbsp of olive oil and add in your pancetta, peppers, onions, mushrooms, garlic, and thyme. Cook until the veggies begin to soften and the pancetta is crispy.
Step 4: Once your veggies have softened, add in your kale and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the kale has turned bright green and begins to wilt.
Set aside in a large bowl.
Step 5: In another skillet over medium heat, add in your butter and cook until it just starts to turn brown. Add in your gnocchi and sear on all sides until they are nice and crispy.
Step 6: Once the gnocchi is brown and crispy, add in your veggie mixture, heavy cream, white wine, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.
You can also sub the white wine with White Wine Reduction!
Step 7: Bring everything to a simmer and remove from heat. Finish off with lemon zest and serve immediately.
You don’t need to use oral surgery as an excuse to try out this dish. The nuttiness of the brown butter goes wonderfully with the lightness of the veggies and white wine sauce. Try it out for yourself and let me know how it goes!
And with that, Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!