Need an idea for how to cook store bought gnocchi? Here’s an easy way to dress up this shortcut ingredient.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced *(see note below for substitutions)
- 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved*
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 3 generous handfuls of baby kale or spinach
- 2 teaspoons white miso, dissolved in about 1 tablespoon of water*
- One 16-ounce package fresh store-bought gnocchi
- Chopped parsley or basil, for serving
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil for the gnocchi.
- Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low and add the tomatoes and 1 minced garlic clove. Season with pinches of salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook until the tomatoes collapse and get juicy, about 3 more minutes.
- Boil the gnocchi according to package directions, being careful not to overcook them. Reserve about 1/4 cup of the starchy cooking water and drain.
- Immediately transfer the hot gnocchi to the skillet with the vegetables, along with 3 handfuls of greens, the miso mixture, the remaining tablespoon of oil, and the reserved cooking water. Gently toss and cook just until the kale is wilted, about 1 minute more. Turn the heat off, garnish with herbs and freshly ground pepper, and serve immediately.
- You can use any mushrooms you have, like white button, cremini, shiitake, or oyster.
- Feel free to use vine or plum tomatoes instead – just chop them into small pieces.
- Miso, the Japanese fermented soybean paste, adds umami (a savory taste) to this dish. If you don’t have miso, leave it out and finish the dish with a sprinkling of nutritional yeast or grated Parmesan instead.
- Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe
- Calories: 635
- Fiber: 6.7 g
- Protein: 16.3 g
- Cholesterol: 9 g
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