When I first saw this recipe in my local newspaper, I was a bit skeptical to try it. In all my years, I'd never eaten gnocchi with anything but homemade red sauce.
Oh boy....did my horizons need to be broadened!
This was meant to be a side dish, I'm sure. However, I made this one night when
The Hubster had a golf date with his friends.
Seriously, I could have eaten the entire thing in one sitting....as a main course.
Okay. Guilty. I ALMOST DID.
Lucky for me, I saved some for the lunch the next day.
The best part of making this is sauteing the olive oil with the garlic and adding some rosemary. The smell of that alone had me from the very beginning.
The addition of ripe pears is irresistible in this recipe.
I found some "mini" gnocchi at my local international marketplace and used those. I'd highly recommend doing this, as it's just the perfect size if you dice the pears up in small pieces, though it would work okay with regular sized gnocchi as well.
Just look at those perfect little pillows of gnocchi goodness.
Mix it all together with some Romano cheese...
....and top with crumbled Gorgonzola.