Creamy Chorizo Gnocchi

Creamy Chorizo Gnocchi

Ingredients

Get ready for a flavor fiesta that’ll have your taste buds doing the cha-cha! As you take your first bite, the creamy blend of Cache Valley® mozzarella and pepper jack cheese will melt in your mouth, coating every gnocchi with cheesy goodness. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, the fresh baby spinach joins the party, adding a pop of vibrant color and a subtle earthy freshness.

But wait, there’s more! Topped with a sprinkle of shredded Cache Valley® Parmesan cheese, each serving is like a grand finale, leaving your family cheering for more. So gather around the table and get ready to savor the magic of Creamy Chorizo Gnocchi – it’s a culinary extravaganza that’ll make every meal feel like a celebration!

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound dry chorizo, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (optional, to taste)
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Cache Valley® mozzarella, shredded (divided)
  • 1 cup Cache Valley® pepper jack cheese, shredded (divided)
  • 2 12-ounce packages gnocchi
  • 4 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Shredded Cache Valley® Parmesan cheese for topping

Steps

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onion and sauté until soft and golden, about 2 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic to the pot and sauté for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the sliced chorizo to the skillet. Toss to brown each side, working in batches if needed.
  • Add the cajun seasoning to taste and sauté for another 30 seconds.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, then pour in the diced tomatoes and heavy cream. Mix well to combine.
  • Add the gnocchi to the skillet. Cover and simmer until the gnocchi is cooked (plump and tender), approximately 8-10 minutes.
  • Mix the mozzarella and pepper jack shreds together. Gently stir in 1 1/2 cups of the shredded Cache Valley Creamery mozzarella and pepper jack cheese and blend until melted and well combined.
  • Add the spinach and continue to cook until just wilted.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese blend on top of the gnocchi mixture in the skillet.
  • Serve hot, topped with shredded Parmesan cheese for an extra burst of flavor.

Recipe Author: Lydia Martinez