There’s nothing I love more than a quick and easy dinner recipe that looks and tastes like something you’d order in a restaurant. Take this Mozzarella Basil Gnocchi, for example. It takes minutes to prepare, but my family feels like they’re getting an extra special meal.
Gnocchi is always a great ingredient to use when you need to get dinner on the table fast! It comes vacuum packed, and usually cooks in five minutes are less. Add some prepared pasta sauce, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil, and dinner is on the table in no time.
I usually use a jarred pasta sauce to make this recipe extra fast and convenient, but you can certainly make our favorite homemade sauce. The fresh mozzarella will cost a little extra, but it’s totally worth it in this recipe. It’s what really adds that restaurant quality to the finished dish.
I try to find pre-sliced fresh mozzarella if I can. The fresh stuff can be a little tricky to slice, and buying it pre-sliced makes things so much easier. But don’t worry about slicing it yourself, even if it comes out looking a little less than perfect. This dish is supposed to look rustic!
You can literally have this meal on the table in about 15 minutes! So it’s perfect for busy weeknights, or those times you just don’t feel like putting a lot of effort into dinner. The vacuum packed gnocchi lasts for quite a while, so I like to keep some handy so I can throw this dish together at the last minute.
It’s one of those recipes that reminds me that sometimes a few fresh, simple ingredients make for the best meals.
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