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Best packaged gnocchi
March 31, 2014 3:15 PM   Subscribe

What's your favorite brand of packaged gnocchi? Looking for something tasty without a lot of preservatives or weird ingredients. I live in Seattle so I have access to Fred Meyer/Kroger, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, etc. Thanks!
posted by skycrashesdown to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
(Forgot to mention - can be potato, sweet potato, whole wheat, what have you.)
posted by skycrashesdown at 3:25 PM on March 31


I LOVE Trader Joe's sweet potato gnocchi! In the freezer.
posted by Safiya at 3:33 PM on March 31


http://www.seriouseats.com/talk/2008/09/store-purchased-gnocchi.html likes Trader Joe's as well (and recommends some mail-order place, too.)
posted by blob at 3:38 PM on March 31


Trader Joes gnocchi gorgonzola. Fatty, but delicious.
posted by anad487 at 3:54 PM on March 31 [2 favorites]


I have a TJ's gorgonzola gnocchi hack where I mince and cook bacon, dump out most of the grease, then add the gnocchi and cook as normal. It's pretty great.
posted by rhizome at 3:56 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]


Coming at it from another direction, why not make your own? Microwaving the potatoes is a slick trick that makes it even easier than home-made pasta.
posted by Slap*Happy at 3:56 PM on March 31


Thirding trying the TJ's Gorgonzola gnocchi. You can practically hear yourself getting fatter while eating it, but it's so good!
posted by meggan at 3:58 PM on March 31


Just the plain old gnocchi in the Italian section at Trader Joe's is still awesome!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 5:41 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]


Another vote for TJ's. They have a frozen one that's in some sort of tomato sauce, and it is really good. (I haven't read the ingredients list, though, so it may not strictly fit your needs.)
posted by mudpuppie at 6:26 PM on March 31


I use Trader Joe's dried gnocchi and love it.
I boil them and then add TJ's Bruschetta sauce and some cheese (parmesan, chevre, what have you).
posted by Muttoneer at 2:35 PM on April 1


I'll give Trader Joe's a try, both dried and frozen! It honestly never occurred to me to look in the freezer section at a store previously.
posted by skycrashesdown at 4:46 PM on April 5


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