Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (with Gnocchi)

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
1 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (16-ounce) package refrigerated gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (6-ounce) jars roasted red peppers, drained
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup heavy cream, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves, plus more leaves torn for garnish
  • Fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • Chunk of Parmesan for grating
Directions

Bring large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the gnocchi according to the package instructions. Drain in a colander in the sink.

In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat until hot, add garlic and cook, stirring, until golden. Add peppers, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a processor or blender and puree. Return sauce to pan, add cream and bring to a simmer, stirring. Add basil, salt, pepper and few drops lemon juice, to taste.

In a large bowl, toss the gnocchi and sauce together. Divide among bowls, strew over some torn basil leaves, and grate some Parmesan over the top. Serve immediately.


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