Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Gnocchi and Sweet Potatoes

In the midst of this recession, we are making a monumental effort to eat in more! I think that the Scarlet Threads online community is probably the biggest beneficiary of this new year resolution. So far, we are doing quite a bit better than last year.

After our 5 mile run today, we were looking for dinner options in the fridge and I remembered this fabulous recipe that I saw in my triathlon magazine. Unfortunately, I lost my magazine and I was forced to resort to finding a somewhat similar recipe online and then filling in the gaps based on what I think I remember.

Well here goes our experimental recipe, which we think turned out pretty well!


2 tbsp butter
2 sweet potatoes (1/2 in pieces)
1/2 onion (roughly chopped)

1 tbsp sage
3 tbsp chopped garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt

1 1/4 cup chicken stock

1 bunch of kale (roughly chopped)
16 oz (or more!) gnocchi
1 cup of grated parmesan


Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a oven-safe pan. Add sweet potatoes and onion. Cook over medium heat 8 minutes. Add sage, garlic, pepper flakes, and salt. Cook 3 minutes so the flavors meld.

Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Drop in the kale and stir until just wilted.

Now it is time to add my favorite part, the gnocchi!! Cover and cook 5 min. Stir in 1/4 cup of parmesan and drizzle the remainder on top.

Place under the broiler for 5 min until bubbly and browned.


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