Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Foodista's Turkey Gnocchi

I was in the mood for a home cooked meal on Sunday but not one entirely from scratch. So...I devised a gnocchi dish from the ingredients that I already had at home such as ground turkey, onions and simple paprika seasoning. Purposefully avoiding red sauce, I wanted this to have a hint of creaminess so I used a touch of milk at the end. Dan loved it and for a large portion, it went quickly. From start to finish, this dish took a short half-hour to prepare.

Ingredients (serves 2-3):
1 1/2 lbs of ground turkey
1 medium or 2 small onions, chopped
1 package of store bought Gnocchi
Olive oil (2 turns around the pan)
4-5 generous dashes of paprika
Splash of milk or cream
Salt and pepper to taste

Fill a medium pot with water over medium-high heat and set to boil. While waiting for the water to boil, set a large skillet with olive oil on high heat. When hot enough, add chopped onions and sautee for 3-4 minutes or until the onions are golden. Next, add the ground turkey and break apart with a wooden spoon. Season with salt and pepper and lots of paprika (or however much paprika you like). Cook until turkey is done (8-10 minutes) and if you're not sure if it's ready, go ahead and taste it, you'll be able to tell immediately. When the meat is done, set aside from heat.

When the water is boiling, add gnocchi and wait for them to float up, indicating that they're ready. Do not drain the gnocchi, instead take them out in batches with a slotted spoon and place them into the sautee pan with the ground turkey. Gradually transfer all of the gnocchi and stir everything together. At the end, add milk or cream.

You can try several variations of this, which could include ground beef, chicken or even veal. Enjoy and experiment!


  1. Hmm. Hope it tastes better than it looks (joking!).

  2. ha ha :) funny, funny :)

  3. Love the blog, always enjoy reading it. I really like these gnocchi. I just made a gnocchi with choux pastry for the first time and it was incredible. Come take a look if you have a chance and let me know what you think.

    Thanks so much!




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