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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gnocchi with Mozzarella and Basil

Oh my...how good and EASY was this??? I had a few hours to kill on a sunny afternoon and whipped this up real quick then immediately regretted it because I couldn't stop eating it and no one was home but me!!! This is a perfect QUICK side dish or serve it with a salad for a complete meal!! You could even add some chicken in there...or meatballs!! Incredibly delicious!!!!

Gnocchi with Mozzarella and Basil

2 - 3 cups marinara sauce (depending on how saucy you like things)
1 17-ounce package potato gnocchi
1 8-ounce ball of mozzarella cheese - diced (or grated if you prefer)
3 tablespoons fresh basil
Salt and pepper to taste

Prepare gnocchi according to package directions. Drain and set aside. 

Heat marinara sauce in a small sauce pan. Add basil and salt and pepper. 

In the same pot that you boiled the gnocchi, combine the gnocchi, sauce and cheese. Stir to combine. 

Transfer to a serving bowl.

Here's all you need. 

 Prepare your gnocchi. Drain and set aside. 

 Combine the sauce, gnocchi and salt and pepper. 

Dice your cheese.  

Combine the gnocchi, sauce and cheese. Stir. 

Transfer to a serving bowl....and enjoy!!!!