Dinner for One
When Bob’s traveling, I usually do not make dinner for myself – I usually scrounge around the pantry and have cereal, leftover pizza, or sometimes even ice cream for dinner. I don’t think it’s worth the time to whip up something fabulous just for myself. (Who would I impress?) But this week was different.
Bob was out of town.
I was hungry.
I was also out of cereal, pizza, and ice cream.
So, I opened the fridge, did a quick assessment of the groceries I had purchased over the weekend, and came up with this astoundingly fantastic (and simple) dish!
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
- 8 oz pkg whole wheat sweet potato gnocchi, cooked (I cannot remember the brand name, but Hannaford had it on an endcap, and I thankfully made the impulse buy)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons flour
- ½ cup whole milk
- ½ cup chicken or vegetable stock
- ¼ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
- 8 sundried tomatoes (not packed in oil), reconstituted with hot water for 10 minutes, and sliced into thin strips
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- ¼ cup (or so) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
Please remember: I usually don’t measure ingredients, so these quantities are more or less approximate. Someday I’ll remember to measure stuff if I plan on sharing the recipe.
- Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet.
- Add garlic, saute 1 minute.
- Add flour, mix together and cook for 2 minutes.
- Mix together milk and stock.
- Slowly add milk mixture, a bit at a time, whisking until smooth. Cook for about 5 minutes, so the flour-y taste cooks out (you can add more milk or stock to make it a little thinner if you want).
- Add Gorgonzola, whisk until melted.
- Taste, and add salt and pepper as desired. You can even add more Gorgonzola if you think it needs it.
- Stir in tomatoes and Parmigiano.
- Serve sauce over gnocchi, sprinkle walnuts on top.
So easy, and SO delicious. If you’re like me, you’ll be tempted to divide this recipe into 2 servings. BUT – you will make yourself sick if you try to eat more than a quarter of this – it is so rich, you only need a little bit to fill you up.