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


Gnocchi with Garlic Butter Sauce

Craving for some gnocchi I decided to eat out, but then I ended up going to the grocery store instead. Finding the gnocchi in the pasta aisle I decided to make something with it instead of eating out. I found a recipe for gnocchi with sage butter sauce, but I didn’t have any sage so I used some other ingredients instead. Finding green onion and shallots in the refrigerator I decided to use this in place of the sage.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • 1 (16 oz) package of gnocchi
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried sage (used in place: 1 stock of green onion, sliced and 5 cloves shallots, minced)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Step 1: In a large pot of salted boiling water over high heat, cook the gnocchi until they float to the surface, 2-3 minutes

Step 2: Drain the gnocchi and set it aside

Step 3: Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat

Step 4: Stir in the garlic (I added the shallots as well)

Step 5: Cook the garlic until it has softened and is beginning to turn golden brown, 4 minutes

Step 6: Stir in the sage and salt for a few seconds (this is where I added the green onion)

Step 7: Add the gnocchi

Step 8: Gently toss the gnocchi with the 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and ground black pepper

Step 9: Sprinkle with the remaining 2 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese when serving