Pan-Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Gnocchi

Meal details

Tender potato gnocchi make a nice change from the usual pasta. This quick sauce, capturing ripe tomatoes and fresh Canadian Ricotta cheese and cream with a hit of fresh basil is simple perfection.

Course
Prep-time
Cooking Time
Yields
Main
5-10 min
10 min
4 Servings
Ingredients
Metric
Imperial
1. Gnocchi
450g
1lb
2. Butter
15 mL
1 tbsp
3. Cherry Tomatoes
1 L
4 Cups
4. Garlic CLoves, Minced
3
5. Bella Casara Ricotta Cheese
180 mL
3/4 Cups
6. 10% or 18% Cream
250 mL
1 Cup
7. Chopped fresh basil
1L
2 tbsp
8. Salt and Pepper, to taste

Preperation

Note: In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook gnocchi according to package directions until just tender. Drain. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; add butter and swirl to coat pan. Add tomatoes and sauté for about 3 min or until tomatoes start to brown and burst. Add garlic; sauté for 1 min. Remove pan from heat and stir in Ricotta cheese, then cream and a pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper. Return to low heat and heat gently, stirring, until steaming. Add cooked gnocchi and basil to sauce and stir gently to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

Tips: You can find gnocchi in the refrigerated, fresh pasta section at the grocery store or on the shelves with the pasta in vacuum packs. It cooks quickly so be sure to have your sauce ingredients ready to cook before you add the gnocchi to the pot. After rinsing the tomatoes, pat them dry to make sure they roast nicely in the pan, rather than steaming.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Energy:
Protein:
Carbohydrates:
Fat:
Fibre:
Sodium
392 Calories
13 g
50 g
17 g
1.9 g
629 mg
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