Skillet Gnocchi with Rapini and Pancetta
- 1 pkg (300 g) Olivieri® Tomato Mozzarella Skillet Gnocchi®
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) diced pancetta
- 1/2 bunch rapini, trimmed
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) chili flakes
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh lemon juice
- 4 tsp (20 mL) finely chopped fresh chives
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) grated Parmesan
HEAT oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat; cook pancetta for 2 to 3 minutes or until starting to brown around edges and fat starts to render.
STIR in rapini, onion, garlic, chili flakes, salt and pepper; sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly softened. Reduce heat to medium.
ADD Olivieri® Tomato Mozzarella Skillet Gnocchi®; sauté for 5 to 8 minutes or until rapini is tender and gnocchi are golden brown and slightly crispy.
STIR in lemon juice. Sprinkle with chives and Parmesan.
For milder flavour, substitute broccoli or broccolini for rapini.
With a base layer of rapini, onion, garlic and chili flakes sautéed with savoury pancetta, Olivieri® Tomato Mozzarella Skillet Gnocchi make for an incredibly delicious meal loaded with flavour. Just a hint of lemon juice adds a layer of acidity that really helps to bring out the flavours of the other ingredients and enhance the taste of the overall dish.
This potato gnocchi recipe makes for a simple and show-stopping one-pan dinner. And, unlike traditional potato gnocchi, the skillet variety cooks up crispy on the outside and tender on the inside for a new take on a classic. Serve for an intimate dinner for two or double the ingredient amounts to serve for a new family favourite recipe. With a little help from Olivieri® fresh pasta, sauce and gnocchi you can make elevated dishes simply that will satisfy your family and impress any dinner guests.
For a 3-course meal idea, start off with a few Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Crostini using our Olivieri® Basil and Cheese Pesto, serve this skillet gnocchi dish and finish with sweet cinnamon and sugar Churro-Style Gnocchi Bites.
What is Rapini?
Also known as broccoli rabe, If you’re not familiar with it, rapini is a green cruciferous vegetable similar to cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale. It adds a nutrient-dense element to any dish and a deep green colour when cooked. Often described in taste as nutty and bitter, it makes for a balanced combination with savoury pancetta, garlic, and creamy mozzarella and tomato filled gnocchi.