Holiday Leftover Gnocchi


Ok, so nothing was really left over. Having had been lucky enough to serve up two Thanksgiving dinners, I was still looking for more. One scoopful of my butternut squash & spinach casserole wasn’t enough, but not having another lucky table of thirteen tonight, I wasn’t about to serve it again. Besides, I, even me, haven’t been craving over-time in the kitchen, so I wanted something quick.

GNOCCHI WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH & SPINACH

2 Tablespoons Olive OIl
2 Cups Butternut Squash, diced, 1/2″ cube
3/4 Cup Water
2 Cup Baby Spinach Leaves
1Lb (500g) Gnocchi, store bought (I know, but after a weekend of feast creating 75 seconds of cooking can be a very good thing.)
1 Tablespoon Fresh Italian Parsley, finely chopped
1 Sprig Fresh Thyme, stem removed
1 Clove Garlic, finely minced
Salt & Pepper to taste

Peel and cube the squash and add it to a large sauté pan with the 3/4 cups of water.
Over high heat, bring the water to a boil and stir frequently.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Once the water is gone, add about half of the oil and reduce the heat slightly to medium high.
Add the minced garlic and continue to toss often until the butternut squash is golden and tender.
Add the spinach to the squash and sauté until wilted. Add herbs, tossing to combine.
Add the gnocchi to the boiling water and cook for about 2 minutes or until it begins to float (as per package directions.)
Drain and add to the spinach and squash.
Sprinkle over salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 2-3.

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~ by Dayna on October 15, 2008.

8 Responses to “Holiday Leftover Gnocchi”

  1. The gnocchi picture looks so gorgeous against your Fall layout!

  2. Happy belated Thanksgiving!!

    Okay, that dish looks heavenly. Period.

  3. I would love to have that for lunch, Dayna – this is my kind of leftover! :)

  4. That looks so yummy! We just finished up our t-day leftovers. Whew.

  5. that looks like a beautiful tasty plate of food.

  6. What a pretty dish of food!

  7. That looks delicious! Very autumnal.

  8. We landed in NYC on Thursday night staaaarving, and made our way down to little Italy. Their Gnocchi had nothing on yours! (and cost a lot!) Beautiful presentation, and I’m guessing the flavours were just wonderful! :D

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