THE ultimate comfort food! Quick and easy to make, ready on the table in less than 15 minutes, you will even impress yourself!
Gnocchi always makes my short list of ultimate comfort foods. Always filling these little pillows of goodness can stand up to a thick creamy cheesy sauce.
What are gnocchi exactly?
Gnocchi are a form of dumpling, and I have never met a dumpling I didn't like.
Gnocchi originates in Northern Italy, where the the colder climate produces the countries potatoes. Their light, airy texture and full potato flavor makes them a unique pasta and a European classic. Even different regions of Italy have their respective versions. Before potatoes, gnocchi existed but with different ingredients such as squash and breadcrumbs. Like all good comfort foods Gnocchi were the perfect peasant food, both filling and inexpensive. You dress up Gnocchi lot of different ways, the possibilities are almost endless. But this simple preparation is one of my all time favorites.