This creamy, flavorful and easy-to-make Gnocchi in Sun Dried Tomato Sauce is one of the most loved recipes in my family. The sauce is truly addictive!
I enjoy gnocchi with all kinds of sauces. Kale, Roasted Pepper, Vodka, or simple Marinara are among my favorites. Do you want to know which sauce is my most favorite? Yes, you guessed it, the one I am sharing with you today.
Browned gnocchi covered in smooth and yummy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce… YUM! Who wouldn’t want to try that?
I always brown my gnocchi before adding the sauce. I think they get better flavor and texture this way. So, even though the frying step is optional, I highly encourage you not to skip it. OK, let dive in and start cooking. Did I mention it only takes 20 minutes?
- 1 package (18 oz.) of store-bought potato gnocchi
- 4 oz. of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp. of olive oil from the jar
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 cup of Half & Half
- 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp. of red pepper flakes (or to taste)
- Freshly chopped parsley, to garnish
- A pinch of salt
1. Start by boiling the gnocchi according to the package instructions. Rinse well, and place on a large baking tray, just so they don’t stick together.
2. In the meantime, drain the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes into a small dish. Place the tomatoes into a food processor (a smoothie cup works great, too), add water, and blend until smooth. You’ll end up having a paste with a sour cream consistency.
3. Heat a large, non-stick pan and add 1 1/2 tbsp. of the reserved olive oil. Add the gnocchi and fry them for about 5-7 minutes, until they turn golden and a crust forms. After that, remove the gnocchi from the pan.
4. To the same pan, add the pureed tomatoes, red pepper flakes, Half & Half, Parmesan cheese, and a pinch of salt. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. You can adjust the consistency of the sauce by adding a little water, if needed.
5. Add the gnocchi to the sauce, stir, and garnish with chopped parsley and Parmesan. Serve.
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