On a cold December day, coming home to make a bubbling, rich dish is a complete delight. We love making meals that warm us with incredible flavors and make us entirely satisfied. This caprese gnocchi with creamy pesto is one of those amazing dishes. After layering on the delicious sauce, cheese and ripe tomatoes, it became a decadent treat. When we dug into the cheesy pasta mixture, it steamed and simmered with levels of amazing flavors.
Even though he is Italian, Dan is not a fan of gnocchi. Over and over I have asked him why. His reasoning is always pretty ridiculous. After asking endlessly, I realized that he had never really had a gnocchi dish that was done well. As I finally understood this, I became even more determined to make a delicious and exciting meal featuring gnocchi. Knowing Dan’s favorite ingredients, it was pretty simple to construct this tasty meal. I knew it had to have great flavor, be filling, and be full of cheese. After discerning the main factors of the dish, I had fun dreaming up what else would be featured.
The first time I made gnocchi for Dan, I paired it with pesto and cheese. He ate it politely, but I could tell that he thought the pesto was too overpowering. This of course did not help my case for selling the deliciousness of gnocchi! However, this time around, I thought I would take a creamy approach and pair the pesto sauce with milk and cheese. As he tasted this sauce, I knew it would be a hit. The next step was to dress it with something that combines beautifully with pesto and cheese. I of course took the obvious approach and chose to dress it up with tomatoes. Add some spices and of course more cheese, and this caprese gnocchi is an incredible hit.
Make this fantastic gnocchi dish if you are craving something delicious and bubbly. It can be a great meal for two with fun leftovers, or can feed picky eaters. Enjoy it this cold season and it will warm you with amazing flavors and great cheesiness. The best part of it is that it is so incredibly easy to make. After cooking the gnocchi, all of the tasty flavors simply pile on. Just like in our house, I am sure that it will become a fast and tasty staple in yours as well.