Monday, May 21, 2018

Magazine Monday #21: Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Pecans, and Basil

I don't know about y'all, but I freaking love gnocchi.

The problem I have with it is that it's so good, I always eat way too much, and when I eat way too much, I find that the carb content sends my blood sugar levels into outer space.

Enter Trader Joe's and their Cauliflower Gnocchi to save the day.

You guys?  This stuff is a revelation.  I ate an entire bag of it, and it didn't ruin my life.

You can for sure make this (delicious!) recipe with regular gnocchi, but if you're carb-conscious like I am, these are an excellent substitute.

(As always, this is not sponsored by Trader Joe's, and as always, I wish Trader Joe's would sponsor me!  Call me, TJ's!)

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Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Pecans, and Basil
Serves 4(ish)
From Real Simple Magazine, July 2017


2 16-oz. packages potato gnocchi (or 2 bags Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi)
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, diced
1/2 chopped pecans
A squeeze of lemon juice (you decide how lemony you want it to be)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 cups torn basil leaves
1 oz. grated Parmesan cheese

Cook gnocchi according to package directions.

Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat.  Add the garlic and cook for about a minute.  

Add the pecans and cook, stirring often, until the pecans are toasted and the butter is beginning to brown.

Add the gnocchi and cook, stirring, until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in salt, pepper, and basil.  Squeeze lemon over the top and toss.

Serve topped with cheese.

So easy.  So delicious.

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