Garlic Mashed Potato Gnocchi With Vegetable Alfredo Sauce

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“Ready, Set, Cook! Special Edition Contest Entry: A simple, yet delicious way to make gnocchi. The creamy alredo sauce mixed with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and red bell pepper makes for a savory dish. Add goat cheese and turkey bacon for an additional explosion of flavors.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Gnocchi
  • 1 (24 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, approximately
  • Alfredo sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) jar alfredo sauce, approximately
  • 1 12 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 whole red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomato
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 4 ounces log goat cheese, crumbled
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, crumbled for additional flavor (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (fresh or dried) (optional)


  1. Mix together the mashed potatoes and egg with a fork until it's well combined.
  2. Add in most of flour and mix well until the flour is incorporated. Add enough additional flour to make a moist, but firm dough - like home made play dough consistency.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, knead and shape it into a ball. Divide the ball into 4 pieces.
  4. Working with one piece at a time, roll the dough out into a long strand about 1/2 inch wide in diameter. Try to get it as even as possible, but it's okay if it's not perfect.
  5. Use a dough scraper or knife to chop the strand of dough into 1 inch dumplings.
  6. Once your dumplings are chopped, use the back of a fork to gently press into the gnocchi and make some grooves.
  7. Drop the formed gnocchi into gentle boiling salted water. Cook them until they float, about 3-4 minutes. Drain the gnocchi, but do not rinse.
  8. As the gnocchi is cooking, sauté red bell peppers with 1-2 Tbsp olive oil. Add the spinach and sun-dried tomato with another Tbsp olive oil, cook until spinach is wilted. Add the alfredo sauce and Italian seasoning, stir until sauce is warm. If the sauce is too thick, add 1 Tbsp milk and stir. Cook turkey bacon at this time.
  9. Mix the gnocchi with the alfredo sauce. Top gnocchi with crumbled goat cheese, bacon and parsley and serve right away.

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