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Broccoli Gnocchi Pasta


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Gnocchi is originally from Italy and are potato, flour & eggs dumplings. They are generally served as the first course meal there.

Pasta is for sure is one of the best Italian meals, here is a recipe for gnocchi pasta with broccoli. Pasta & broccoli are boiled & then sautéed in butter & oil, garnished with cheese. Try it!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                 Total Time                    Yields

20 mins               10 mins                       30 mins                     2-3 Serving

Ingredients:

Gnocchi pasta – 500 grams

Broccoli – medium head – 1 (cut into small florets)

Butter – 2 tablespoons

Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tablespoon

Salt per taste

Ground black pepper –

Almond & pine nuts – 1 tablespoon (almonds sliced and both toasted)

Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon

Parmesan cheese – ¼ cup (grated) – optional

Instructions:

  • Heat water in a sauce and boil gnocchi pasta with salt & few drops of oil. Boil till al-Dante. Drain and keep aside.
  • Boil broccoli florets too in salt water, don’t make it very soft. Retain its crunchy level. Drain and keep aside.
  • On the side heat butter & olive oil in a large skillet, heat till the butter starts to turn brown, add gnocchi pasta first, let it get the brown butter effect, then add broccoli. Sauté for another 4-5 minutes. Season with salt & black pepper & add lemon juice.
  • Transfer to serving plate & garnish with toasted nuts & grated cheese on top.

Note: This pasta can be served with your choice of bread. I sometimes add 1 tablespoon of tomato ketchup to this recipe when making for kids. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!!

Picture courtesy: http://www.karisaan.com

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