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  1. Perfect PHILLY Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Perfect PHILLY Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

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6 servings, 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) each

Cream cheese adds the perfect flavour and texture to these plump, pillowy gnocchi. Top it off with your favourite sauce.

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  • Add potatoes to cold water in saucepan. Bring to boil; cook 20 to 25 min. or until potatoes are tender. Drain; let stand 5 min. or until cool enough to handle. Use box grater to grate potatoes; spread onto baking sheet. Cool 15 min. Place potatoes in large bowl. Add cream cheese; mix well. Add Parmesan and flour; mix well. Shape into ball; knead lightly 8 times. (Do not overmix.) Cover with clean kitchen towel; let stand 15 min.
  • Divide dough into 8 pieces; place on lightly floured surface. Roll each piece into 12-inch-long rope.
  • Use sharp knife to cut dough into 3/4-inch pieces; spread onto parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet. Cover with towel. Grate onion with box grater; set aside. Place grater in shallow dish; use to grate tomatoes, reserving juices in dish. Heat dressing in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until onions are softened. Stir in tomatoes and reserved juice; simmer 5 min. or until tomatoes are tender and liquid is reduced by one-third. Stir in basil.
  • Bring large saucepan of water to boil. Stir in salt. Add about 2 doz. gnocchi; cook until they rise to surface. Remove from water with slotted spoon; place in large serving bowl. Repeat with remaining gnocchi. Top with tomato sauce.

How to Make Classic Italian Gnocchi

Traditional gnocchi are pressed on a fork to curl them and impart the traditional ridge.


When grating the onion and tomatoes, discard vegetable ends or peels that do not grate easily. If you don't have a box grater, you can use a potato ricer or food mill to grate the vegetables.


Substitute 1 undrained can (28 fl oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes for the grated fresh plum tomatoes.

Special Extra

Garnish with torn additional fresh basil leaves before serving.


  • 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) each
Calories 330
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 820mg
Carbohydrate 43g
Dietary fibre 4g
Sugars 5g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 40 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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