In a large bowl, combine boiling water and potato flakes until well combined; cool slightly.
This budget-friendly recipe is a great way to spend a date night in. Turn instant mashed potatoes into light and fluffy Italian dumplings called gnocchi! Serve with red sauce and grated Parmesan cheese, and pair it with a Hy-Vee Bakery fresh baguette to make it a meal. Now, that's smart!
Servings and Ingredients
|1 c. boiling water|
|1 c. That’s Smart! instant mashed potato flakes|
|1 That’s Smart! large egg|
|2 tsp. That’s Smart! Italian seasoning|
|1 tsp. Hy-Vee salt|
|1 c. That’s Smart! all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting|
|¾ c. That’s Smart! traditional pasta sauce|
|Hy-Vee grated Parmesan cheese, for serving|
Things To Grab
- Large bowl
- Large pot
Knead in egg, Italian seasoning, salt, and enough flour to form a slightly sticky dough. Remove dough from bowl and knead 8 to 10 times on a lightly floured surface. Divide into two portions.
Lightly dust hands with flour. Roll each dough half into a 1/2-inch thick log. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Gently press the times of a lightly floured fork into gnocchi to form ridges.
Place gnocchi into a large pot of lightly salted boiling water. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until gnocchi float; drain. Return gnocchi to pot placed over low heat. Add pasta sauce and toss to coat. Continue cooking until pasta sauce is warmed through. Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 3.5g
- Cholesterol: 95mg
- Sodium: 1290mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 76g
- Protein: 12g
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