Gnocchi in Tomato Cream Sauce
Quick and easy Gnocchi in Tomato Cream Sauce is a tasty meatless meal with big, bold, creamy flavor and ready in just 30 minutes.
Servings 4 servings
- 1 pound gnocchi
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 15-ounce can fire roasted crushed or diced tomatoes
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- ½ teaspoon dried Italian herb blend or Herbs de Provence
- ½ cup chicken broth or water
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ¼-½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
- fresh thyme, basil, and grated parmesan for serving optional
cook the gnocchi
Fill a pot with about 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil.
Add gnocchi, boil for 2-3 minutes until gnocchi floats. Drain, then toss gnocchi with 2 teaspoons olive oil to keep it from sticking together.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 1 minute until fragrant.
Add gnocchi and dried herbs, and saute 2-4 minutes until gnocchi begins browning on the edges.
Transfer gnocchi to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
make the sauce
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and broth to the skillet over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
Stir in heavy cream, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Simmer 4-5 minutes until sauce is reduced and creamy.
Stir in gnocchi, taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with thyme or basil and freshly grated parmesan and serve.
I added a handful of whole garlic cloves for added garlic flavor and visual presentation.
Adding an additional 1/4 cup heavy cream will make the sauce even richer and creamier.
Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 961mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 5mg