Gnocchi with Sweet Corn, Spinach, and Chicken in Cream Sauce

24 Jun

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This meal really serves up a great combination of flavors. You get a little sweetness from the corn, some hearty chicken breast, tender potato gnocchi, a bit of spinach which adds some color and extra nutrients, and a light creamy sauce to bind it all together. You could even toss in extra vegetables like mushrooms or arugula to really beef it up.

This dish is actually quite simple to make. The sauce comes together in about 10 minutes. Just boil some gnocchi and add it to the finished sauce with some frozen corn (or fresh, if you have time!), chopped or shredded chicken, and a few handfuls of fresh spinach and wait for them to wilt a bit. Dish some into a bowl, sprinkle a little parmesan on top, and you have yourself a tasty meal!

Gnocchi with Sweet Corn, Spinach, and Chicken in Cream Sauce

Ingredients:
1/2 bag frozen sweet corn (or you can use fresh corn)
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
3 cups fresh spinach, whole leaves or chopped
1 lb package of potato gnocchi
3/4 cup half and half
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

Yield: 4 servings

Directions:
In large pot, boil water and cook gnocchi according to package directions. Drain the gnocchi, but make sure to reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water. (Don’t rinse the gnocchi)

For the cream sauce, combine the half and half, cream cheese, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring until the cream cheese has evenly dispersed throughout sauce. Stir in the reserved pasta water. Add the corn and chicken and cook for a few more minutes.

Fold in the spinach and gnocchi until everything is evenly combined. Dish it up while it’s hot and top with shredded parmesan cheese if wanted. Enjoy!

Source: Slightly adapted from Baking with Blondie

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