Tonight, I tried a new recipe for dinner. My husband loves gnocchi so when I saw an easy recipe for browned butter gnocchi in Cooking Light magazine earlier this month, I knew I would just have to give it a try! I modified the original recipe (to be more cost effective) and it turned out pretty great! My modified version of the recipe is below:
Browned Butter Gnocchi
Nutrition Per Serving: 368 calories; 12.8 fat; 56.6 carbs; 7.9 protein
1 - 16 oz. package prepared gnocchi
3 cups chopped broccoli
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 tbsp. grated parmesan
1. Cook gnocchi in a large Dutch oven according to package directions. Add broccoli during the last minute of cooking; cook one minute. Drain.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter and oil; cook seven minutes or until butter browns. Add gnocchi mixture and pepper to pan; toss to coat. Sprinkle each serving with parmesan.
This dish would probably be better with pine nuts and romano cheese added to the mixture, but I substituted parmesan for the romano and excluded the pine nuts to save a little money.
This dish is also a good dish to have on a Monday. Why, do you ask? Well, have you ever heard of Meatless Monday? According to the Meatless Monday website, going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel. To read more about Meatless Monday, you can visit the website by clicking here.
Do you participate in Meatless Monday?