Gnocchi with Rosemary-Butter Sauce

>> Monday, August 16, 2010

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Level of Difficulty: so simple
Pots/Pans Used: only two!

Ingredients

1 pkg gnocchi
1/4 cup vegan margarine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp rosemary, ground
1/4 cup nutritional yeast

The fact that I haven't been grocery shopping in at least a month is a testament to how basic and easy this recipe is. I managed to whip up this recipe with the few ingredients left in the far depths of my pantry. It's incredibly simple, only takes a few minutes to make, just sounds impressive AND it's delicious to boot! I used rosemary but you could easily experiment with a thyme-butter sauce or even a sage-butter sauce. Take artistic license!... Even if you're only doing it because you're out of rosemary :)

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Prepare the gnocchi according to the instructions. It generally only takes about 2-3 minutes to cook. Meanwhile, in a saute pan, melt the margarine over medium heat. Then add the garlic and let it get tender and brown a little... about 4 minutes. I ground my own dried Rosemary with a mortar and pestle. I wouldn't recommend not using ground, otherwise the whole leaves get stuck in your teeth and overall it's just not a pleasant texture. Add the rosemary, salt and pepper and stir up for about 20 seconds. Finally, add the nutritional yeast. It will absorb most of the liquid and flavor and begin to clump up. Don't worry, this is supposed to happen. Add the gnocchi into the pan and stir up. You will see that the heat and moisture from the gncchi help the sauce melt a little and coat all the gnocchi. Keep stirring until you feel it is completely coated well. That's really all there is to it. Feel free to garnish with more s & p and nutritional yeast. I don't recommend garnishing with rosemary leaves like me. It was mainly just for the sake of getting a pretty picture. Enjoy your gnocchi!

4 comments:

Danielle August 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM  

Looks delish! BTW, made the rum bananas this weekend and they were a hit!

Jennifer August 16, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

A bowl of yumminess! LOVE gnocchi and this sauce looks delicious!

Radish August 21, 2010 at 7:07 PM  

Mmm... love gnocci for a quick week night meal! I'll definitely make this sometime.

-Rachael: plantbasedkitchen.blogspot.com

Lily Fluffbottom July 20, 2011 at 10:32 PM  

That sauce would probably work well with regular old pasta as well, huh?

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