If you like to wash pots and pans, please raise your hand? I don’t see any hands raised. Okay, granted I can’t visually see my readers but I am pretty sure there are not many hands in the air. Maybe a few people do like to wash pots and pans as exercise. You know….. put a little elbow grease into what you’re doing……get out some frustrations for the day. But that is not my kind of fun. If I wanted to get out some frustrations, I’d more than likely be chopping a bunch of vegetables or kneading dough. So to make sure I don’t wash pots, I married a man that doesn’t mind cleaning the pans. I cook, he cleans up. Great agreement. But if he is taking the kids to soccer or baseball, I make one dish meals. The less pots for me to wash, the better!
If you are a busy person, packaged gnocchi can be your friend. Of course, I love homemade gnocchi but lets look beyond that fact. By having these little potato pillars in your pantry, dinner can be prepared quickly. I buy my gnocchi at Trader Joe’s. They come in a dry package and don’t have to be refrigerated. They even sell whole wheat gnocchi. I’ve tried these and they are very light and tasty. Most grocery stores will have a few brands in the pasta isle that come in 16 to 17 ounce packages. If you can’t find them in your store, you can always purchase them on Amazon.
Many gnocchi recipes instruct you to boil them before mixing them with a sauce. I didn’t boil them. I made this easy meat sauce, added the gnocchi and some extra liquid. After simmering for a few minutes, they were perfectly cooked. I tend to use ground turkey in many recipes but beef or some other ground meat is perfectly fine. The other thing I want to mention is that I love my gnocchi saucy. I prefer to eat them with a spoon and get extra sauce in every bite. You can always cut down on the sauce and liquid if you like your pasta a little drier. This is a great dish to have for leftovers the next day.
One Pot Gnocchi With Turkey Bolognese