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Gnocchi, Tuna and Ricotta

December 3, 2011

gnocchi2I’ve recently found a food fondness (alliteration not intended) that has been long forgotten. Gnocchi, those thick, soft dumplings I like eating with tuna sauce reintroduced itself in our kitchen after a year of absence. ^_^

I think I’ve been overlooking that particular shelf…hmm more of I can’t see it for the height of me. Yep, I sometimes ask someone to help me get the item from up the shelf. I’m 5’3″ and shelves are made for taller people. hihi.

So as simple as this recipe gets you’ll need:

a can of tuna
a can of tomato sauce
a pack of gnocchi (you can make them too)
olive oil
basil leaves
quattro formaggi (optional)

If you bought gnocchi, simply follow the cooking instructions.  If you’d like to make them on your own, here’s Mario Batali’s Gnocchi recipe. There are gnocchis that have ricotta already so if you get those then opt the ricotta out.

Saute garlic and onion on olive oil.
Pour tomato sauce and let simmer.
Stir in ricotta and tuna flakes.
Flavor with pepper and set aside.
Pour sauce mixture over gnocchi, garnish with basil leaves and cheese.

Serve as is or with baguette.

Food Friday

  1. i think i can eat more than a plateful of that, G! lol.
    will click on link to see how Mario B cooks his gnocchi…

    thanks much for sharing over at Food Friday, G!
    happy weekend! 🙂

  2. I want this, looks yummy. But I have no idea what gnocchi is and if it’s even available locally. The recipe calls for potatoes and flour, pwede ma-try. Hehehe!

  3. I love gnocchi! They have here gnocchi in different variations. my faves are spinach and basil. I ate it with anything and everything. But I’ll try this next time.. Tuna sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

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