Tonight's 15 minute dinner - gnocchi

Sometimes, I just don’t want to cook and tonight, was one of those nights.  Know the feeling?  I’m home and hungry, but still don’t want to spend time in the kitchen.  Too many other things to do (including relax).  However, I still want to eat healthy.  What’s a girl to do?  

Eat gnocchi.

Yes, the Italian potato pasta that’s filling, scrumptious AND only takes 15 minutes to cook from start to finish.  Bam.

I’m definitely not talking home-made gnocchi here, but at Trader Joe’s, you can buy a package of vegan, oil-free gnocchi for about two dollars!  Many grocery stores carry gnocchi (ranges in price) and it’s worth buying and keeping a few stashed in the house for those nights when ya just don’t feel like cookin.

Gnocchi only takes 2-3 minutes to cook once it’s added to boiling water.  You know it's done when all the gnocchi have floated to the top of the pot.  

While your brining water to a boil, open a jar of pre-made pasta sauce (always stashed in the house) and then, your bare basics are covered.  Just add any of these spices to the sauce — red pepper chili flakes, basil, chives, garlic powder, onion powder or bay leaf; then toss in a few dark leafy greens (arugula, spinach, kale) or any cut veggies lying around, for an extra nutritional kick.  Then, just add the sauce to the gnocchi and bam! you’re done!   

You can add a slice of toast with spread avocado on-top too if you like (tastes just like butter).

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What's your go-to 15 minute dinner?