Gnocchi with Summer Squash

As i was surfing the net for a project that I was working on I kept stumbling over recipes on gnocchi. So in a moment of craving it I decided to make a dish with gnocchi. Since it’s practically still summer here I was able to get a hold of some summer squash and figured out what to make with it. Not really sure on what to do though I searched the web for some inspiration on a recipe.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs of any summer squash, quartered and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes, halved (used leftover tomato and beef dish)
  • 1 pkg of (16 oz) frozen gnocchi
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (used 1 tsp of dried)
  • 2 Tbsps grated Parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice (didn’t have any)

Step 1: In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat

Step 2: Add the squash and garlic

Step 3: Season with salt and ground pepper

Step 4: Cook, stirring occasionally, until squash is crisp-tender (4-5 minutes)

Step 5: Add the tomatoes

Step 6: Cook, stirring occasionally, until juices are released (2 minutes)

Step 7: Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the gnocchi according to the package instructions

Step 8: Reserve 1/2 cup of the water

Step 9: Drain the gnocchi and transfer to the large pan

Step 10: Toss the gnocchi and add enough of the water to create a sauce

Step 11: Remove pan from heat

Step 12: Stir in the basil, cheese, butter, and lemon juice

Step 13: Serve hot

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