Ingredients: 1 T olive oil 1/2 large onion, chopped small 1 green onion, chopped thin 4 large garlic cloves, minced 2 T fresh basil, chopped 1/2 C white wine 1/2 C chicken stock 2 T butter salt, to taste (I use 1/2 t) pepper, to taste (I use 3 grinds) 32 oz gnocchi (cook only enough for 1 night) 1 3/4 C spinach leaves, sliced 1 1/2 C tomatoes, chopped small -don't drain liquid. 12 oz fresh mozzarella ciliegine (can also cube regular fresh mozzarella) 3/4 C Parmesan,freshly grated red pepper flakes and fresh basil leaves to top
Heat olive oil in large saute pan over medium high heat.
Begin heating water for gnocchi in covered saucepan on medium high. If it begins to boil before ready to add gnocchi, turn down to medium low.
Add onion, green onion, and garlic to pan and saute until onions start to soften, stirring occasionally to prevent garlic from sticking and burning (about 4 min).
Add basil and cook 2 more min, stirring occasionally.
Add wine and stock, bring to a boil, turn heat down to medium and simmer 10 min.
Turn water for gnocchi back up to medium-high
Add butter, salt, and pepper and stir until butter is melted
Add gnocchi to water once boiling and cook as directed on package.
Add spinach and tomatoes. Stir to heat thru and wilt spinach (about 3 min.
To Plate: 1. place about about 4 oz gnocchi in pasta bowl 2. top with about 1/8 veggies and broth 3. place 1/8 of the mozzarella on top 4. sprinkle 1/8 of the Parmesan on top 5. sprinkle red pepper flakes on top to taste.
Tips: *This is enough for our family of 4 for 2 nights. If you plan on having it two nights, cook the gnocchi fresh each night. The texture can suffer from reheating. *Gnocchi that you find on the shelf can have some pretty unnatural ingredients. I prefer to buy ones that are in the freezer section of the grocery store. Look for all-natural ingredients. (My favorite is Rising Moon) *I Serve this with a small slice of whole grain bread to soak up the broth and either a small salad, fruit, or nothing else depending on the night *any extra vegetables and broth will freeze well. *Gnocchi is surprisingly filling. You won't need a large portion to feel satisfied.