Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Gnocchi – Turn the classic spinach and artichoke dip into a creamy and comforting pasta dinner, that is quick and easy any night of the week!
The holidays are over, 2015 has started, and the Super Bowl is over. It seems like things should start slowing down a little. But it isn’t, life is just as busy as ever. School, work, sports, practices, homework and more seem to keep us busy every day of the week. The homework. My son is in 4th grade. He has a reasonable amount of homework each night, certain days he has a ton, other days not as much. But what is it about kids and homework? He can not seem to remember that yesterday he only had 5 minutes worth of work, and got to play pretty much all night. So the fact that he has 45 minutes tonight isn’t that bad. And if he would spend less time complaining about it, he would be done already!
Anyway. Busy weeknights mean that I need to have quick dinner recipes in my arsenal, so I am ready. Recipes like Swedish Meatballs, Sausage Pasta Skillet and this creamy spinach and artichoke gnocchi are perfect. This just happens to be meat-free, but you could easily add chicken to bulk it up for your family. You can also make it ahead and have it in the freezer ready for you.
Spinach and artichoke dip is a classic, and one of my families favorites. It is rare that we actually make the dip, so I thought why not turn it into a dinner, that we can enjoy more often. I used fresh spinach, because that is what I had on hand, but frozen would work equally well. Along with jarred artichoke hearts, and a package of gnocchi you have just a few staple ingredients to keep on hand, so you can make this spinach and artichoke gnocchi any night of the week.