Pasta is a very important part of my life, and today we're honoring what I believe to be the coziest of the bunch, gnocchi.
Every winter, I look forward to snow. This year the winter in NY is probably the least snowy since I can remember. So while I'm sitting in my apartment wishing I saw those white fluffy flakes falling outside my window, I make ultra-cozy dishes to make me feel like they are.
This one pot dinner is beyond simple and delicious with less than 10 ingredients. Which, if you're like me, you much appreciate on busy weeknights.
Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of love for tomato sauces with a bunch of ingredients. But there's something special about a tomato sauce that is kept in its pure form with only a few ingredients.
Now let's get to it.
- 1 package of gnocchi about 1 lb
- 1 28 oz can of diced or crushed tomatoes
- ½ yellow onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic diced
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp tomato paste
- 1 ball fresh mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil
- Preheat your oven to 400℉
- In a cast-iron pot, cook the gnocchi per their instructions, but a few minutes less - strain & set aside once complete.
- In the same pot, on medium heat, sauté the garlic and onion in the butter until fragrant - about 3-5 minutes.
- Add in the diced/crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Let simmer for 25 minutes.
- Add back in the gnocchi, top with torn-off pieces of fresh mozzarella. Bake for 20 minutes.
- Top with chopped basil to serve.