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Easy Sun Dried Tomato Gnocci: Guest Post by Julie of Table for Two

March 2, 2012
We’ve made it to Florida!  After a couple long days, we’re finally in our temporary home starting to settle in.  For the next month, we will be doing all things baseball related.  Steve will be at the Baseball field all day, everyday.  This means I spend my days baking and cooking half of the day and then watching Baseball games the other half.  And you know what, this is just the beginning!  This is just Spring Training in Florida, then the real Season starts in April.  It’s a crazy life of packing and moving, packing and moving, packing and moving.  But it’s our life now and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Because we are just starting to settle in, I have another wonderful Guest Post for you!  Today I have Julie from Table for Two.  I really got to know Julie last year through Twitter.  And I have to tell you, I am so incredibly happy I met her!  She has such an amazing personality – always happy, always kind, always making me smile.  I finally get to meet her in person this month at the Food Blog Forum in Orlando.  I can’t wait!  Enjoy this gorgeous {and easy!} Sun Dried Tomato Gnocci.
Hi everyone! I’m Julie! I blog over at Table for Two where I share and inspire through my kitchen creations! Krissy asked me to guest post for her today. We all know she’s super busy moving her life from the West coast over to the East coast (yeah, represent!) so I was thrilled when she asked me to guest post! I love Krissy! She is such a sweetheart and I cannot wait to see her at Food Blog Forum in Orlando in just 3 weeks. We are going to have so much fun, I just know it!
Anyway, so speaking of a busy & hectic life, have you ever had one of those evenings where you just didn’t have the motivation to get up off the couch and cook? Or, if you had a rough day at work and you just are at wits end with what to make for dinner when you get home? Well, I have the dish for you. It’s 3 simple ingredients and takes literally 10 minutes to make.
I know what you’re thinking. 3 ingredients? 10 minutes? Probably bland. False. Far from it. The flavor comes from the sundried tomato pesto, Parmesan cheese (and lots of it!) and the starch of the gnocchi! If you’ve never made your own sundried tomato pesto before — you must try it! But, if you don’t have any on hand, you can pick up a jarred one from the store. Also, while you’re at the store, grab some pre-made gnocchi. I don’t have a potato ricer at home so I had to buy pre-made ones, but it saved me so much time! You only have to cook them for 2 minutes!

How delicious does that Sundried Tomato Gnocci look!  You did a wonderful job, Julie 🙂 – Thank you SO much! 

{For Printable Recipe, Click here!} 

Okay, so here is what you’ll need for a serving of 3-4:
2 tbsp. sundried tomato pesto
1 package of pre-made gnocchi pasta
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, more for topping.
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Bring a pot of water to boil.
2. While the water is coming to a boil, in a large skillet on medium heat, put 2 tbsp. of the pesto in the skillet and press the pesto against the skillet to release the flavors and oils.
3. Once your water has boiled, add some salt and throw in the gnocchi. Follow instructions on the packaging, mine said 2 minutes.
4. Ladle 2 ladle spoonfuls of starchy gnocchi water into the skillet with the pesto and stir to combine well until it thickens up slightly.
5. Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the gnocchi from the pot and gently place it in the skillet. Sprinkle the Parmesan all over and stir to combine all the ingredients, until everything is coated well. Add some salt and pepper if need be.
6. Serve hot with extra Parmesan cheese on top!

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  • Kathryn March 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Love gnocchi, love pesto, love this! 

  • Anna @ hiddenponies March 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    LOVE this flavour combo, and how easy it is! Great job, Julie! Krissy, I hope the settling in and unpacking goes smoothly!!

  • Cassie @ Bake Your Day March 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Love simple meals like this. And I’m so stinking jealous of you two at FBF. Can’t wait to hear about it! 

  • Bryan, YiRan and Herbie March 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Sounds yummy! I love gnocchi and always love a good pesto. Best of luck settling in, and if you need another blogger for a guest post, I’d be happy to help! 🙂

  • Jackie @ Domestic Fits March 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Parm and sun-dried tomatoes and gnocchi are the perfect combo! Thanks Krissy and Julie!

  • carly March 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    You don’t necessarily need a ricer to make gnocchi… I just use a cheese grater and it has worked every time. Seriously nothing beats homemade gnocchi (unless of course, you don’t have the time to make them and then the store-bought will suffice!)

  • Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos March 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    OK – this is PERFECT for this evening.  With it being Lent and all, I was dreading the inevitable fish dish for tonight but this recipe has saved dinner 🙂 Thanks Krissy and Julie!  

  • Melissa Maruca March 3, 2012 at 2:00 am

    this looks great! can’t wait to try and make it! thanks for guest posting for my sister… she has been so busy and you are really helping her out by doing this for her 🙂

  • Elizabeth March 3, 2012 at 2:35 am

    This looks delicious!

  • Patti March 3, 2012 at 4:21 am

    I love gnocchi , I wish I had a bowl of it right now , my mouth is watering. It looks yummy.

  • Mai Nguyen March 3, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Welcome to Florida! I’m excited for Baseball season to start. (: Nice to hear that you guys moved here safe and sound. 

    I love gnocchi and this looks amazing!

  • Daisy March 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Hope you’re having fun Krissy 😉 

    Nice to meet you Julie! I love easy and tasty recipes ~ Thanks for sharing!

  • Erin March 5, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Wow I need to find some sundried tomato pesto – or make it myself.

  • Baker Street March 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

    So great to see Julie here! Sun dried tomato gnocchi looks absolutely delish! 

  • Kiri W. March 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Looks perfect – I love chickpeas, and have never combined them with sun-dried tomatoes. Delicious! Great guest post.

  • Krissy's Creations March 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

     Wish you could be there with us!

  • Kristina March 9, 2012 at 2:25 am

    oooo I’m craving this pasta now! Gnocchi is always so good but I never make it enough at home! Its kind of like a lost pasta, I always automatically go for the penne and spaghetti, delicious recipe!

  • Karissa Padilla March 13, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Made for dinner tonight – delicious! I added about 1 tbs. butter to finish off the pesto sauce.

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