Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Southwest Cheesy Gnocchi

I don't normally eat pastas, but a couple of weeks ago I bought a pack of gnocchi. I don't know why, really. Just one of those impulse grocery buys I have. Do you ever do that?
Like when I buy four avocados--there is no way I can eat them all before they go bad. Come on, Lis.
Every time I go to Trader Joe's I buy a can of soup--why? I don't eat canned soup. I think I've been watching too much Walking Dead -- I'm now subconsciously saving up for the zombie apocalypse. {Ok the cans are just really pretty}

Anyways, every time I went to make dinner I would just pass up the gnocchi-- I don't eat it often and I just wanted to use it for something de-lic-ious not just pasta sauce, ya dig?

So here you have it...

Southwest Cheesy Gnocchi
An LPappalardo original. 


17oz gnocchi
2 Tbl butter
1/2c shredded cheese (I used a mexican blend)
1/2c heavy cream
1 Tbl flour
2 tsp garlic
1 tsp cajun seasoning {substitute chili seasoning if you don't cajun or any other spicy type spice/seasoning}

1. Prepare the gnocchi. Drain and set aside.

2. Melt butter in sauce pan. Add cheese, cream, flour, garlic, and cajun seasoning and stir continually until a bit thick.
3. Put gnocchi in a shallow baking dish and top with cheesy sauce.
4. Bake for 25min or until browned.

Good use of that gnocchi, you got that right.

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  1. oh my GAWSH these look so good. i can't even understand the "i don't eat pasta 24/7" thing, but i definitely have the strange jars of picked bell peppers to show for my grocery impulse shopping. pinning this deliciousness immediately.


    1. Haha! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE it--I just try to stay away.

  2. mmmm this looks really yummy. A perfect winter-ish meal!!


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