(courtesy of the Food Network)
- 1 (16-ounce) package refrigerated gnocchi
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup heavy cream, or to taste
- 1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves, plus more leaves torn for garnish
- Fresh lemon juice, to taste - about 2 tbsp.
- Chunk of Parmesan for grating
Bring large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the gnocchi according to the package instructions. Drain in a colander in the sink.
In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat until hot, add garlic and cook, stirring, until golden. Add peppers, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a processor or blender and puree. Return sauce to pan, add cream and bring to a simmer, stirring. Add basil, salt, pepper and few drops lemon juice, to taste.
In a large bowl, toss the gnocchi and sauce together. Divide among bowls, strew over some torn basil leaves, and grate some Parmesan over the top. Serve immediately.
WW points - 6 pts per serving
Today I'm grateful for: the taste of fresh basil