Brown Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts

Pair pasta-like potato gnocchi with wilted spinach for a light and flavorful dish in minutes. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup gnocchi mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese) 8 points plus

Brown Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts
Brown Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    (16-ounce) package vacuum-packed gnocchi (such as Vigo)

  • 2

    tablespoons butter $

  • 2

    tablespoons pine nuts

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 1

    (10-ounce) package fresh spinach, torn $

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt $

  • 1/4

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper $

  • 1/4

    cup (1 ounce) finely shredded Parmesan cheese $

Directions

1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. 2. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pine nuts to pan; cook 3 minutes or until butter and nuts are lightly browned, stirring constantly. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute. Add gnocchi and spinach to pan; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts, stirring constantly. Stir in salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Note: Prepare a quick salad to accompany the gnocchi: Combine 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add 6 cups gourmet salad mix to bowl; toss gently to coat.

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