Hello Friends, Oh my it’s been to long since my last post. Please accept my apologies. Yesterday …. to my delight ….my daughter asked me the name of this blog so she could give it a look. She complied a list of meals for me to prepare for her when she returns home for Thanksgiving. Warmed my heart! 

Since my husband and I have been empty nesting I haven’t been cooking very much but, thanks to Blue Apron Meals I’m back in my game. I will be posting more regularly what I have been cooking thanks to Blue Apron.

Thanks for your visit and hope to be back soon. Hugs, Kathy 

Fresh Gnocchi with Escarole & Manchego Cheese
Serves 2
Mix up this flavorful meal with regular pasta and any green.
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
  1. 1 Head Escarole
  2. 3 Cloves Garlic
  3. 1 Red Onion
  4. 1 Lemon
  5. 2 Tablespoons Butter
  6. 10 Ounces Fresh Gnocchi
  7. 2 Ounces Manchego Cheese
  8. ½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1. Prepare your ingredients
  1. Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Roughly chop the escarole into bite-sized pieces. Peel and mince the garlic. Peel and thinly slice the onion. Cut the lemon into quarters, removing the seeds. Cut the Manchego cheese in half. Grate half the cheese and reserve the rest for garnish.
2. Caramelize the onion
  1. In a medium pan, heat some olive oil on high heat until hot. Add the onion and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until softened and browned, stirring frequently.
3. Add the escarole
  1. To the caramelized onion, add the garlic, escarole, and as much of the red pepper flakes as you like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until the escarole is softened and slightly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
4. Cook the gnocchi
  1. While the escarole cooks, add the gnocchi to the boiling water and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until just cooked through.
5. Add the gnocchi to the vegetables
  1. Reserve ½ cup of pasta cooking water, then transfer the cooked gnocchi to the escarole mixture and toss to coat. Add the butter, grated Manchego cheese, the juice of half the lemon, and up to ½ cup of the reserved pasta water to create a creamy sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Plate your dish
  1. Divide the gnocchi-escarole mixture between 2 plates. Using a vegetable peeler, make long strips of the remaining Manchego cheese (you can also grate or crumble it, depending on your preference) and place on top. Enjoy!
  1. About 520 Calories Per Serving
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Categories: pasta, veggie main, veggie side

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