Get dinner on the table in 15 minutes with this Gnocchi with Speck Ham in Butter-Garlic Sauce.
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There are some nights when even a 30 minute recipe takes too long. I had one of those nights on Monday. My son gets off the bus at 4:15 and we had to be at soccer for 5:00 pm. Then, it was off to Cub Scouts. Factor in homework and there was no time for dinner.
While he was working on his homework, I concocted this super simple recipe. It took less than 15 minutes from start to finish. In fact, it took longer to boil the water than it did for the dish to come together.
For this recipe, I used Speck Ham. Speck Ham is a smoked ham that comes from the South Tyrol region of Italy. This northernmost province of Italy combines Mediterranean weather with Alpine landscapes and a rustic, laid-back way of life. Plus, they have 300 days of sunshine each year! Sounds like nirvana to me!
Speck ham reminds me of prosciutto. It’s salty and light and full of flavor.
My family loved this recipe. I served it with a quick garden salad and we were ready to head out to soccer practice.
I’m so glad I’m posting the recipe here so that I can remember exactly how I made it!
Here’s how to make this 15 Minute Recipe: Gnocchi with Speck Ham in Butter Garlic Sauce
- 1 17.5 oz package of gnocchi
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 pound Speck Ham sliced thinly and diced into bite size pieces
- 1 teaspoon of flour
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon parsley minced
- Grated parmesan cheese
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
Add gnocchi and boil for approximately two minutes or until gnocchi float to the top.
Meanwhile, melt better in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
Peel and crush garlic clove and add to melted butter.
Add Speck ham to butter and saute for a minute or until heated through.
Add flour to butter and stir until combined.
Add chicken broth to butter mixture and whisk until mixed.
Add cooked gnocchi to the sauce and cook for 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened slightly.
Top with minced parsley and grated parmesan before serving.
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