Recipe challenge, recipe #50.
I didn't plan on adding this one in as I rounded the homestretch of this recipe challenge. But I made it for dinner last night and it was so easy and tasty that I thought you might like to know about it.
The picture is evidence that I made dinner around 6pm when it was dark out and not conducive to food-blogging, but gnocchi is gnocchi I suppose.
Along with pearl couscous, I usually try to have a package of gnocchi in the pantry because it makes for a quick dinner. I stretch it with whatever veggies I have on hand, and sometimes top it with pesto or marinara. This time, I kept it simple with grape tomatoes and sautéed zucchini and garlic.
I used my cast iron skillet (which I love) because it could go in the oven.
In the skillet, I heated some olive oil and put in a diced zucchini. I added about 20 grape tomatoes, halved, and a clove of thinly sliced garlic (I slice my garlic instead of mincing it to give it a sweeter flavor) once the zucchini was crispy.
In a separate pot, I boiled some water and cooked the gnocchi for 2-3 minutes until it floated to the top. I strained the water and then added the gnocchi to the cast iron skillet to let it brown up a bit. I added another tablespoon of olive oil because gnocchi will stick.
After a few minutes, I tossed it all together really well and then added about 3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella to the top. Then I put it in the oven to broil for a few minutes.
And that's it. Dinner.