Creamy Tomato Gnocchi with Burrata is the ultimate weeknight meal!  It’s quick and easy to make, uses simple yet fresh ingredients, and highlights some popular summer flavors.  Think fresh tomatoes and basil (possibly from your garden), creamy burrata, and soft gnocchi.  It’s a game changer!

The recipe can be found here.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the gnocchi according to package instructions.  Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water and drain the rest of the water.  Set the gnocchi aside.  You can prepare homemade gnocchi if you prefer but store-bought works well for this recipe.

Heat oil in a large skillet over low heat.  Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 60 seconds.

Add the tomatoes (unsliced, you want whole tomatoes), red pepper flakes (add more if you like a lot of heat), and salt.  Stir to combine.  Increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes start to break down and burst open.  This should take about 10 minutes.

Add the black pepper and heavy cream.  Stir to combine.  Bring the liquid to a boil then reduce the heat to simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Add the reserved pasta water and gnocchi.  Stir to combine and coat.  Continue to simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Break the burrata into pieces and place evenly throughout the pasta.  Turn off the heat and garnish the pasta with fresh basil.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

The recipe can be found here.

The gnocchi are soft and delicate, the tomatoes burst open to release their juices and get these crispy, caramelized edges, the heavy cream counteracts the acidity of the tomatoes and bring a creamy texture to the dish, the red pepper flakes add a bit of heat, the burrata adds a rich and decadent element that melts into the sauce, and the basil adds a wonderfully fresh finish to each bite.  It’s yummy and only takes about 30 minutes to make.

Happy Cooking!

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