Gnocchi in Vanilla Brown Butter Sauce with Baby Spinach and Toasted Hazelnuts

Vanilla adds a hint of sweetness to a nutty brown butter sauce for gnocchi. Toasted hazelnuts lend the dish textural contrast and even more nutty flavor. Photo credit: Eva Kosmas from Adventures in Cooking.

Ingredients
Serves: Makes 3 servings.
Directions
15 mins Prep time 15 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
15 mins Cook time
  • Cook gnocchi as directed on package. Drain well. Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet on medium heat 4 minutes or until nut brown in color and aroma. Add garlic, sugar, vanilla, salt and rosemary; cook and stir 30 seconds or until garlic is fragrant and sugar is dissolved.

  • Stir in cooked gnocchi and spinach. Cook and stir 1 minute or just until spinach is slightly wilted. Stir in cream and hazelnuts. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 558Cholesterol: 172mg
  • Sodium: 991mgProtein: 17g
  • Total Fat: 46gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 19g

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Comments

  • Jen R. on 04/10/2013

    I loved the vanilla essence mixed with the umami flavors. I added mushrooms to the recipe as well. Perhaps this is for less traditional tastes, and the less adventurous might not care for it as much.

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