Monthly Healthy Recipe for November: Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbon and Parsley Brown Butter
1 pound fresh or frozen gnocchi
2 tablespoons butter
2 medium shallots, chopped
1 pound zucchini (about 3 small), sliced very thin lengthwise
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook gnocchi until they float, 3 to 5 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until the butter begins to brown, about 2 minutes. Add shallots and zucchini and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt, nutmeg and pepper and continue cooking, stirring often, until the tomatoes just start to break down, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in Parmesan and parsley. Add the gnocchi and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Tip: To make “ribbon-thin” zucchini, slice lengthwise with a vegetable peeler or a mandoline slicer.
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups
Per serving: 426 calories; 11 g fat(6 g sat); 4 g fiber; 66 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 52 mcg folate; 25 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1741 IU vitamin A; 47 mg vitamin C; 281 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 752 mg sodium; 540 mg potassium
Carbohydrate Servings: 4 1/2
Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 fat
Low Added Sugars
Recipe and Photo Source: Eating Well Test Kitchen