Gnocchi for Prajakta

Last month, Prajakta asked for a picture of the gnocchi. Here’s tonight’s gnocchi, Prajakta!


Gnocchi never look like much, do they? You can’t tell by the photo that they taste like dreamy lil pasta pillows.
I only like to make gnocchi maybe once a year, because it takes hours and I make it makes a huge mess. They do not freeze well. They do not reheat well. It’s all about the fresh. Alone, gnocchi have a delightful texture, but they’re quite bland. I like them with butter sauces. Tonight I tossed them into a very simple sauce of butter, tomatoes I gutted and crushed by hand, and fresh basil leaves. I added salt and some grated mozzarella. Om nom nom!

This is a dish that inspires The Mister to make grunt-y man noises, talkin all “Gurrrrl, Oh yeah, Baby, Mmm, Fat Boy Likey.” But it’s not for everyone, I guess; Moo still doesn’t like it.

Do you like gnocchi? Do you make gnocchi? What sauces do you like on it?

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31 Responses to Gnocchi for Prajakta

  1. meANXIETYme says:

    Looooooooooove me some yummy gnocchi. Have attempted to make gluten free gnocchi with the Hub. It was good, but not quite the texture (of dreamy pillowy goodness) that I remember before the GF days. But man, good gnocchi with a butter sauce….I think I could come up with some grunty gurrrrly noises for some of that! 🙂

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    • joey says:

      What did you use to thicken it when you did the GF? I wonder how many choices… Anyway, yeah, gnocchi and butter sauce! 😛

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      • meANXIETYme says:

        I think we probably used the gluten free flour blend that I use for my GF baking. But I sort of recall in the back of my mind that Hub probably worked it too much and it ended up tough. He’d never made gnocchi before (gf or otherwise), so it was a new experience for us.

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  2. It looks delicious.

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  3. Victo Dolore says:

    I have never been much of a gnocchi fan but that looks super delish and if it makes your man grunt with pleasure, well, I just might need to whip some up….

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  4. Josh Wrenn says:

    Love it, but I’d never make it.

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  5. On my 4th day of Weight Watchers I shall stare wistfully at this photo for the remainder of the night… 😉

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  6. Anxious Mom says:

    Ooh that looks good!

    I bought my husband a spaghetti making machine for Christmas one year. I (not he) made fresh pasta with it once and it was amazing.

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  7. thatssojacob says:

    Wow, this looks yummy!

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  8. Yummy! Love the gnocchi my mother makes but it’s been way too long since I’ve made them myself.

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  9. dalecooper57 says:

    Yum. Creamy garlic and basil sauce for me please.

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  10. Prajakta says:

    Dreamy pasta pillow is the best way to sum gnocchi 🙂 I like mine with a hint of garlic… If you are having an lasagna or mexican nights coming up, feel free to click as many pictures as you want and put them up 😀

    *hint hint*

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  11. Benson says:

    What a salacious snippet of food porn you have there my dear. I have made lot’s of gnocchi and I think the more popular sauces have been of the red variety. I prefer any kind of butter salt. Be it brown,broken or wined I like em all. I did know an old guy that enjoyed them with a brown gravy. Dark brown roux,like for gumbo and it was pretty good. Of course the general public at the time wasn’t ready for it.

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  12. Benson says:

    Salt should read sauce.


  13. Dan Antion says:

    I like it, but it is very filling.

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  14. garym6059 says:

    Love gnocchi, but you are right it is a tremendous pain in the ass to make and doesn’t make any leftovers! That picture is pure food porn!

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  15. I’ve never had it so I don’t know if I like it. I think I’d like to try it but it sounds like too much work.

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