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Easy Gnocchi with Creamy Herb Sauce

Easy Gnocchi with Creamy Herb Sauce
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 6

No one will believe you when you tell them how easy these are to make. (Hint: It’s all thanks to Betty Crocker™ roasted garlic mashed potatoes.) ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
pouch (4.7 oz) Betty Crocker™ roasted garlic mashed potatoes
1 1/2
cups milk
3
tablespoons butter, melted
1
egg, beaten
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1
cup heavy whipping cream
1
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
teaspoons lemon juice
1/4
cup chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    In 6-quart or larger saucepan, heat 4 quarts water to boiling over medium heat. Meanwhile, in 2-quart microwavable bowl, mix potatoes, milk and melted butter. Cover; microwave on High 4 to 6 minutes or until steaming. Uncover; let stand 2 minutes. Stir in egg. Stir in 1 cup of the flour and the baking powder.
  • 2
    Spread 1 cup of the flour on work surface. Place remaining 1/4 cup flour in medium bowl. Transfer dough to work surface; knead to incorporate flour. Continue to knead 3 to 4 minutes longer or until dough is smooth. Divide dough into 4 pieces. Shape one piece into smooth ball, then shape to form 3/4-inch diameter log. Using knife, cut 1/2-inch pieces of dough; transfer to bowl of flour, and shake bowl to coat gnocchi in flour. Repeat with remaining 3 pieces of dough. Thoroughly toss to coat all gnocchi in flour.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 4-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream just to boiling over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese and salt. Stir in lemon juice.
  • 4
    Add gnocchi to boiling water; return to boiling. Once gnocchi begin to float, reduce heat to simmering; cook 2 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to mixture in saucepan; toss to coat. Stir in herbs.

Expert Tips

  • When kneading in the flour, be patient. It may seem like a lot of flour to add, but the dough will absorb all of it as you knead.
  • Don’t feel like making sauce? Jarred Alfredo sauce will work in a pinch.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
17g
85%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
120mg
39%
Sodium
1010mg
42%
Potassium
490mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
5g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Gnocchi is an Italian dumpling made from potatoes or flour and is typically served with some type of sauce. The type of sauce that’s considered “traditional” varies depending on region and location. But you can (and should!) use whichever sauce suits your personal preference. Traditionally in Italy, gnocchi sauce is comprised of a butter or olive oil-based sauce mixed with herbs. Other options include a red, tomato-based sauce or a white creamy béchamel sauce. This recipe has its own twist for gnocchi sauce using heavy whipping cream, Parmesan cheese and a few seasonings making it cheesy, creamy and rich—just the way we like our pasta dishes!

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