Gnocchi is a traditional (and simple-to-prepare) Italian dish made with flour, potatoes, and eggs. We love gnocchi because it’s incredibly light and tender. It’s especially delicious when you add all sorts of toppings to it such as chopped fresh herbs, oil, and Parmesan cheese.
The gnocchi is typically cut into small bites and boiled in water, then served with various sauces: a tomato-based sauce or even mixed with pesto and some grated parmesan. See — it’s that simple!
If you’re counting your carbs, Whole Wheat Gnocchi is a great way to incorporate some whole grains into your daily diet.
This recipe below, from our friends at Ciao Pittsburgh, is great for preparing gnocchi made of wheat flour—which gives them a slightly different texture but also makes them more healthy and nutritious. They top it off with zucchini, onion, garlic, oil, and some Ricotta cheese.
- 2 boxes of 17.6 oz Whole Wheat Gnocchi
- 1/2 onion chopped sauteed
- 1/2 cup zucchini shredded
- 1 cup shredded sharp provolone
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 cup Ricotta cheese
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
1. Coat bottom of pan with extra virgin olive oil.
2. Turn on heat to low and sauté onion, minced garlic, and shredded zucchini.
3. Add 1 tsp salt to water, turn on heat, and wait until water comes to a boil.
4. Add gnocchi to water. Once gnocchi are floating they are cooked.
5. Drain water, then coat bottom of pot with extra virgin olive oil, and add cooked gnocchi.
6. Pour the remaining extra virgin olive oil over gnocchi and then add the sauteed onions, zucchini and garlic.
7. Add the ricotta and mix well.
8. Place in plate or bowl and then top with sharp provolone