This dish, also known as Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, consists of fried gnocchi covered with an easy cherry tomato and mozzarella sauce with tons of fresh basil. 30 minutes, tops. Score.
Eric: Can I get you anything?
Karen: Yes. A chocolate cupcake. Or a brownie will do.
Eric: *Looks in the fridge* Cherry tomatoes! *pops one in mouth* Want one?
Karen, totally offended: NO, I DON’T.
Speaking of veggie failures recently, the other night I dumped an entire bottle of ranch on my salad. It was a pitifully small salad, too, that I hadn’t even served myself. Eric threw a few pieces of lettuce on my plate (as he often does) in an attempt to help me avoid getting scurvy. I was trying to douse it in ranch, true, but not THAT much. “I stand behind my decision to avoid salad and other disgusting things.” Well said, Leslie Knope.
But oh my, check out these beauties. I know I was talking smack about cherry tomatoes earlier but I actually love them when I’m not craving chocolate. Add garlic and basil and crispy fried gnocchi and fresh mozzarella? SOLD. Fried gnocchi, people!!
I made this recipe last summer and have been meaning to share it ever since. We always eat it too fast. It is the perfect summer meal. Full of garden goods like basil and tomatoes, and it’s only 30 minutes on the stove top, so you can get back to eating popcicles outside by the pool. (At least that’s what we pretend our lives are like, right??)
PS If you don’t know what gnocchi is, that’s okay we can still be friends, as long as you promise to make this like today. Gnocchi is found on the pasta aisle. It’s a little mini dumpling made of mashed potato and flour.
Source: slightly changed from Divine Cusine
Other easy summer dinner ideas:
In case you missed it last week: Easy Sausage and Broccoli Kebabs
More gnocchi recipes:
Chicken Gnocchi Soup from The Food Charlatan
Italian Sausage Gnocchi Bake from Simply Gloria
Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi from Simply Recipes
Easy Ricotta Gnocchi from Budget Bytes