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One-Skillet Ham and Cheese Gnocchi – delicious gnocchi paired together with ham and loads of cheese, perfect comfort food.
It’s Tuesday and all I want to do is go sit on my comfy recliner, watch some House Hunters shows and eat a bowl of this creamy and cheesy gnocchi.
I’ve been putting off making a trip to Costco for 4 days now and this is it. The dog has no more milkbones. That’s not good, she does not understand that there are no more, to her the big box of milk bones is a never ending box of goodies that magically appear and quickly disappear in her belly. Today must be the day we make it to Costco, there is only 1 milkbone left. You see, they have these huge boxes of milkbones, that must have like hundreds of milkbones inside, and it takes months for Mia to go through it. Love them, makes our life that much easier.
But as much as I want to just sit and relax, there are a million things going through my head of things to do. Dishes to wash, load the dishwasher, unload the dishwasher, laundry to do, clothes to fold, closets to organize, floors to vacuum and clean, make dinner, etc etc etc. I can’t relax, whenever I sit down and do nothing, I can’t help but feel guilty. You’d think there was someone there holding a gun to my head making me get up and do something. How can one feel guilty of just sitting for 5 minutes and relaxing. Is this just me, or is this normal? It’s like no matter how clean or organized things are, there’s always something that could be better, something else that I could be doing.
Yes I know, I’ve got issues, and I’m trying to slow down. So on a stressful day there’s nothing better then some cheesy gnocchi. I personally think gnocchi are underrated. We should have more gnocchi, they’re so delicious and tender, and when paired with great ingredients they could be amazing.
But when you have a busy and crazy life you want simplicity. And that’s the #2 reason I love this gnocchi. #1 reason is obviously the taste. But these gnocchi are easy to make, and require a few ingredients which you probably already have in your fridge right not. I am using leftover ham here, which I’ve had in my freezer from the last time I made ham. Perfect way to use your leftover ham.
You also need frozen peas, which you don’t have to worry about thawing them out, just dump them in there frozen. Then all you need is some water and heavy cream and of course your gnocchi.
Just cook everything together for about 5 minutes or so just until the sauce thickens nicely. Then my favorite part comes, sprinkle a bunch of mozzarella and sharp cheddar cheese over the top and just broil it until cheese has melted and it’s nice and golden.
Ah, perfection! No other words can describe this amazing dish. Comfort Food.
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One-Skillet Ham and Cheese Gnocchi
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 cups ham diced
- 1 cup peas frozen
- 16 oz gnocchi uncooked (1 package)
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup mozzarella shredded
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions and cook until tender. Add ham to skillet and cook until ham starts browning.
- Add peas to skillet and stir. It's ok if peas are frozen. Add gnocchi to skillet, then water and heavy cream. Stir and let cook for about 5 minutes until gnocchi is tender and sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle with cheese on top and place skillet under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes until cheese melts and start slightly browning.
Recipe adapted from Foodnetwork
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