Ok, I know it has been a long time since I have blogged… the start up of our fall schedule and just life in general has been a bit crazy, pushing things like blogging to the side for a while. But, I promise you, this recipe is worth the wait! It was delicious!!!! So yummy! A perfect fall recipe on a crisp Minnesota evening. Well, it doesn’t have to be a fall recipe, but it was a great meal for us. It seemed extra Fall-y (is that a word?) because we also had it with some oven roasted squash, which I love!
Crispy Pesto Gnocci with Tomatoes and Ham
Recipe adapted from www.iowagirleats.com
1 pkg. pre-made potato gnocchi
2 Tbsp. pesto
1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved
1 c. ham cubed
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
parmesan cheese, for topping
Boil gnocchi for 2-3 minutes or until they begin to float. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet, cook ham until hot and just beginning to brown. Remove from pan.
Add olive oil and garlic. Cook about 30 sec. to 1 min. until garlic becomes just fragrant. Add gnocchi in a single layer and cook until it begins to crisp on one side (about 3-4 minutes). Shake pan and cook additional 3-4 minutes until golden and crispy on all sides.
Stir in pesto and tomatoes and ham and serve with parmesan on top. Yum!
Husband Rating: 10 out of 10
Food for Thought: I think another nice addition to this meal might be some chopped spinach. That always seems to go nicely. You could also easily leave out the ham if you wanted a vegetarian version. Check out the blog that I got the recipe from. It’s adorable. It’s written by a girl in Iowa who loves to cook and loves to run. Hmmmm, a midwest girl who cooks and runs… sound familiar??? 🙂