Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ridiculously Easy

I saw this one in this month’s issue of Super Food Ideas and decided I’d save it for a night I needed an easy meal. Fast forward all of two days later and this morning I found myself shoving the whole page in my bag as I raced out the door. No niceties like a shopping list for this Mummy!

This was simple and tasted fabulous. Hubby was so impressed that he suggested I make it again for dinner guests and just not tell them how simple it is to put together .

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi
Super Food Ideas, May 2008

Serves 4

500g fresh potato gnocchi
1 cup light thickened cream
¼ cup sun-dried tomato pesto
150g char grilled capsicum, finely chopped (I left it in strips, it made it easier for the kids to pick it out)
150g baby spinach
½ cup grated parmesan cheese

1. Cook gnocchi in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet directions, until tender. Drain. Preheat grill on medium-high.
2. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add cream and pesto. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3 or 4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add capsicum and spinach. Cook for 1 minute or until spinach has just wilted.
3. Add gnocchi to cream mixture. Toss to combine. Transfer to a greased 6cm-deep, 8 cup-capacity baking dish. Top with cheese. Cook under grill for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.


Anne at #3 said...

Thanks Mandij. I will cook this one soon even though R & J will pick out all the spinach! Or....I could bribe them with sweets if they eat everything on their plates!! XX Anne

Sam Marshall said...

Sounds delicious!

Iris Flavia said...

Seems like even I could cook this!
Too sad, my man doesn´t like anything cooked "au gratin".

You are a super-Mummy!
"made it easier for the kids to pick it out" :-)

Melody said...

Oh yummy!! I will have to make this one...

Red Dirt Mummy said...

Ahhhh, I do love bribery Anne. Expecially when it involves dessert!

Thanks, Sam.

LOL Iris. I know which battles are worth picking (sometimes!).

Give it a try, Melody. It was great!