Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gnocchi with pesto and veggie sauce

Last Wednesday was just perfect for eating dinner outside and I chose to make a dinner worthy of Spring.

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Make a white sauce of 2 Tbsp butter or margarine,  3 Tbsp all-purpose flour and 1 1/4 cup milk. Melt butter and whisk in the flour on low-medium heat. Cook for a few minutes while whisking constantly. Add the milk and whisk till it is very thick and smooth. Add as much pesto as you would like.

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Cut up your favorite spring veggies. Mine were asparagus, red and yellow bell pepper and red onion. These take about the same amount of time to sauté.

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Lastly boil your gnocchi according to the direction on the bag. Mine usually take about 4 minutes till they are done. Strain and put in a serving bowl. Add the sauce right away and sprinkle the sautéed veggies on top together with some Parmesan cheese and black pepper. 

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I am the only one who likes tomatoes in the family so after I was done sautéing the veggies I threw some (not sure they are cherry) small tomatoes in the pan, let them get warm and topped my dinner with them.

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The kids loved this, my husband loved it and I was in heaven.

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6 comments:

laxsupermom said...

Yum! This looks delish! Love the fresh spring colors of this dish. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

This looks divine!!! I am a new follower, thanks for stopping by my place. I have to run to town, but will be back to look around when I get home.

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Morgan said...

This looks so so good! Thanks for the recipe I have to try this one!

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Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

my mouth is watering! this is so a recipe I would enjoy!