I wanted spaghetti, but knew I already had done it this year, so I decided to try gnocchi instead. It's an Italian style dish that I've seen on Lydia's Italy on PBS so I decided to try it. I didn't make it from scratch like she does though, there are prepackaged gnocchi in the pasta isle.
Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce
1 (1 pound) package Gnocchi
1 cup prepared traditional style spaghetti sauce
shredded Parmesan cheese, to taste
In a large pot, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add gnocchi and boil for 3-4 minutes, until gnocchi is floating on top. Drain, top with warm sauce and add Parmesan cheese on top.
I tried the Whole Wheat version of this dish. It's made with sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. I'm not sure if it's because I started them in warm, but not boiling water that they turned out gummy textured, but it was an odd texture for me. I haven't had them before and may be brave enough to try the white gnocchi one of these days.
Flavor Rating: Good, it was kind of bland and had an odd taste to me. It was probably because I haven't had them before.
Ease of Preparation: Easy, just heat and eat, a quick meal.