This rich, creamy pasta dish is a snap to throw together for a weeknight meal but special enough for company. You can substitute another cheese for the Gorgonzola if you like.—George Schroeder, Port Murray, New Jersey
Ricotta Gnocchi recipe; serve with butter and Parmesan or a light tomato sauce.
This used to be one of my favorite meals when I was growing up. It's one of those dishes with lots of room for improvisation. The basic recipe combines ground beef, onions, garlic, tomatoes, Italian herbs, tomato sauce, pasta and cheese. We like to bake it until it is crunchy on top but you can bake it less if you like the pasta softer.
Recipe for Pumpkin Gnocchi made with fresh pumpkin, Parmesan cheese, cinnamon and truffle butter.
We use Bionaturae whole wheat pasta for the best flavor. This is a nice spicy pasta. You can reduce or eliminate the red pepper flakes if you want less spice. Alternately, you can use sweet Italian sausage rather than the hot.