Have you ever made gnocchi before? While you can generally find pre-made gnocchi in your local market, making this traditional Italian pasta dumpling dish yourself is actually quite easy — IF you’re careful. So give this scrumptious recipe for Fresh Basil Gnocchi with Caramelized Onions and Dijon Sauce a try one night when you feel adventurous.
One item you will need: a potato ricer or food mill, a worthwhile investment for every home chef. You can find food mills as inexpensively as $20 from Amazon or Target or as high-end as $150 from All-Clad. Ricers, which resemble garlic presses, are even more moderately priced.
Gnocchi can be prepared from a variety of ingredients depending on your taste — this one features basil potato gnocchi coated in the earthy flavors of carmalized sweet onions, spicy Dijon mustard, savory vegetable stock, and heavy cream.
- Recipe: Fresh Basil Gnocchi with Caramelized Onions and Dijon Sauce