It’s kind of funny how an idea will strike you randomly. Out of nowhere, something will trigger a thought about something else and bam – you have a starting line for a story, the overall concept for a piece of art, or maybe even a recipe just staring at you right in the face! That was me this morning when the kid and I nanny for were talking about what to have for dinner. I was aiming to make something that wasn’t pasta, but close – so I thought of gnocchi. I asked her a bunch of question such as, do you like ____, have you ever had ____, and so on. Does she like cauliflower? ✓ A fan of Alfredo? “Can’t remember but it sounds good.” Therefore, ✓. Ever had gnocchi? “I don’t think so!” Worth a shot to try it, ✓.
Here is a simple, minimal ingredient recipe for a
Creamy Gnocchi and Cauliflower Bake
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- 1 package of gnocchi
- 1 jar of alfredo sauce
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 2/3 cup of panko or standard bread crumbs
- pinch of s+p
- 1/2 tbsp of oil
- 1/2 tbsp of water
- 1/2 tbsp of chopped dried basil leaves
- Italian seasoning works fine too!
- Preheat oven to 355° and begin water for gnocchi.
- Begin chopping cauliflower into smaller bite size pieces.
- Add in gnocchi into boiling water and drain once they float to the surface.
- In a saucepan, add in cauliflower, salt and pepper, basil leaves, oil and water. Let simmer with a lid for 5-7 minutes or until softened. Drain remaining water from pan after the cauliflower is done.
- Add cauliflower and drained gnocchi into a baking dish and mix thoroughly with alfredo sauce.
- Top with breadcrumbs and bake for 18-22 minutes or until sauce begins to bubble.
- Serve alongside some steamed green beans, a salad, or whatever your heart desires!
* For extra goodness, broil on low for an additional two minutes.
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