Category Archives for "Main Dishes"

Pan Fried Gnocchi with Goat Cheese Sauce

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Ah, gnocchi. Have you tried it? I hadn’t until about last year sometime, when I found some at the local Sam’s Club. I’d seen lots of recipes to make it, but I rarely have time for things like making fresh pasta, so hadn’t yet had a chance to try it.
Even though I’d never tasted it, I bought the economy pack of over 3 pounds. I mean, after all, it’s potatoes – starchy, fluffy, filling potatoes. What’s not to like? Let’s just say that 3 pounds did not go to waste.
Dried gnocchi cooks very fast. It takes a lot longer for the water to come to a boil in the first place than it does for the gnocchi to cook in it. Consequently, gnocchi has become a go-to quick meal staple. Boil some gnocchi, top it with a jarred or homemade sauce, add in some grilled chicken, sausage and/or veggies and it’s a filling, yummy one pot meal.

Roman Chicken

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One of the challenges I deal with on a daily basis is finding meals that are hearty enough for my anything-healthy-hating boyfriend but light enough to keep me from packing on the pounds. He is a native born and bred Texan, and if he had his way, everything we eat would be deep fried, and covered in either cheese or sugar. What can I say? My California tastebuds have had a hard time adjusting.

But this recipe is one that works for everyone. Flavorful, easy and quick enough to make after work, robust enough for him and low enough calorie for me. It definitely went on the keeper list.