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Creamy Tuscan Gnocchi Skillet

creamy tuscan gnocchi skillet Entree Italian
Creamy Tuscan Gnocchi Skillet
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6

This creamy gnocchi recipe is a dreamy way to weeknight dinner. Since it's a hearty, richly flavored meal that's made in a single dish and even includes a green vegetable, it's made to please the whole family—including the cook. The fact that it's vegetarian is something you can share or keep to yourself. Either way, this dish is a versatile addition to any busy cook's repertoire. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 10, 2019
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Ingredients

6
tablespoons butter
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
packages (16 oz each) gnocchi
1
tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
cups Progresso™ vegetable broth (from 32-oz carton)
4
oz cream cheese (from 8-oz package), cubed and softened
4
cups lightly packed fresh baby spinach leaves
1
cup quartered cherry tomatoes
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs and garlic; cook and stir 1 to 3 minutes or until toasted. Pour into small bowl; clean out skillet.
  • 2
    In same skillet, melt remaining 5 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add gnocchi, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes; cook 13 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown.
  • 3
    Add broth to skillet; heat to simmering. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened; reduce heat to medium. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Stir in spinach, a handful at a time, until wilted. Remove from heat; stir in tomatoes. Top with bread crumbs and Parmesan.

Expert Tips

  • Packaged gnocchi sometimes stick together. For best results and even cooking, break gnocchi apart before adding to skillet.
  • Toasting Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs with garlic and butter is a simple way to take this dish to the next level.
  • Gnocchi is the Italian word for "dumplings." The food we call gnocchi in the U.S. is a potato dumpling made with flour and sometimes, egg and cheese. Gnocchi are soft, chewy and comforting. Packaged gnocchi is typically available at large grocery stores and can be found either in the freezer section or dried in the pasta section.
  • Cooking Vegetarian? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegetarian. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1 Cup
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
13g
63%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
55mg
19%
Sodium
450mg
19%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
73g
24%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
2g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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