Friday, February 3, 2012

Gnocchi with Butternut Squash & Kale

Before bombarding you with more dessert recipes (Think more cookies and homemade ice cream!  Oh yeah, there's more coming.), I figured I'd throw a relatively healthy dinner in there.

This recipe came from Food Network's website.

You'll need:

2 tbs butter
1/2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, and roasted until tender
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Kosher salt
1 1/4 cups chicken broth and/or water
1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped roughly
1 17.5 oz package of gnocchi (I used the whole grain stuff)
3/4 cups Parmesan cheese, grated

Melt 1 tbs butter in an oven-safe skillet.  Add the squash and cook until slightly soft, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt.  Cook until the garlic is soft.

Preheat your broiler.  Add the chicken broth to the skillet and allow it to come to a simmer.  Stir in the kale and cook until it wilts slightly.  Add the gnocchi and stir to coat.  Cover the skillet and cook until the gnocchi are just tender, takes about 5 minutes. 

Uncover the skillet and stir in 1/4 cup of the cheese and remaining 1 tbs of butter.  Sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.  Transfer the skillet to the broiler and cook until everything is golden and bubbly.  Then dig on in!

Sure, you could probably make this even better for you by cutting back on the butter and cheese, or throwing in some more vegetables, but I thought this was pretty good as is!  Even Sean ate it without saying that it "would be better if it had meat".  Which reminds me, you could definitely add some protein if you felt so inclined.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I never thought to combine Butternut Squash with Kale- sounds amazing!


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