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Recipe

Broiled Gnocchi with Red Bell Pepper, Chard, and Goat Cheese

Servings: 4

Broiled gnocchi is my new favorite dish, and I’ve been putting everything in it. This version was born after a girls’ afternoon out, when I wanted to effortlessly feed my friends when we all returned to my place, starving after traipsing around London all day. By the time we’d finished Aperol spritzers on the balcony, dinner was ready: an irresistible combination of peppers, greens, leeks, and cheese with a crunchy topping. We made short work of it.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. (2 Tbs.) unsalted butter
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, cleaned, and light-green and white parts sliced into 1/4-inch half-moons (about 3-3/4 cups)
  • Flaky sea salt
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 1 cup)
  • 1 10-oz. bunch rainbow chard, leaves sliced into 1-inch ribbons and stems sliced into 1/4-inch pieces (about 6 cups sliced ribbons and stems)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 15-oz. bag frozen gnocchi
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. soft goat cheese
  • 3/4 cup (2 oz.) plain panko
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 600
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 380
  • Fat (g): 43
  • Saturated Fat (g): 24
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 14
  • Cholesterol (mg): 100
  • Sodium (mg): 990
  • Carbohydrates (g): 44
  • Fiber (g): 5
  • Sugar (g): 7
  • Protein (g): 13

Preparation

  • Position a rack in the center of the oven, and heat the broiler on high. Melt the butter in a large oven-safe skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium heat until it starts foaming. Stir in the leeks along with a big pinch of salt, then cover the pan and allow the leeks to soften for 5 minutes. Add the bell pepper, chard, and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pepper and chard soften and the garlic is fragrant, about 4 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Meanwhile, put the gnocchi in a deep heatproof bowl. Pour in enough boiling water (about 5 cups) to cover the gnocchi, and let stand for 2 minutes. Drain well. Add the gnocchi to the pepper-chard mixture. Stir in the heavy cream, and then season to taste with salt and pepper. Crumble and scatter the goat cheese evenly on top. Sprinkle the panko over the top, and drizzle with the oil.
  • Transfer the skillet to the broiler, and broil until the breadcrumbs are crisp and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes, watching closely to prevent burning. Serve immediately.

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  • margit | 04/07/2019

    Excellent quick dish with lots of flavor, color and veggies. I added chopped walnuts and blue cheese.

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