Cheesy Tomato Gnocchi
Made with Crushed Tomatoes
1 (16-ounce) package gnocchi (see NOTES)
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1 jar Crushed Tomatoes
2 cups baby spinach leaves, packed, large stems removed
1 teaspoon fresh basil leaves, chopped
fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
1/2 cup shredded low-moisture mozzarella cheese
fresh parsley leaves, chopped for garnish
Preheat oven to 400F. Cook the gnocchi according to package directions (slightly undercooked is best). Rinse with very cold water and set aside to drain.
Heat an oven proof skillet over medium heat. Add the olive and garlic and heat until the garlic starts to sizzle and color slightly. Using a slotted spoon, remove the garlic and discard, leaving the oil in the pan.
Add the Crushed Tomatoes to the skillet with the olive oil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and heat to a gentle simmer. Add the spinach and basil and stir until wilted. Remove from the heat. Add salt and pepper and check seasoning.
Add the gnocchi and gently stir to coat. Spoon the ricotta into small mounds around the skillet the top with the grated Parm Regg. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling.
Remove from the oven and allow the dish to cool slightly. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.