Recipe: Gnocchi and Broccoli with Blue Cheese and Gorgonzola Cream Sauce ~ Dallas Mom Blog and Fort Worth Mom Blogger: Trendy Mom Reviews
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Recipe: Gnocchi and Broccoli with Blue Cheese and Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Recipe: Gnocchi and Broccoli with Blue Cheese and Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

  • 1 16-ounce package of gnocchi
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 ounces Blue cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the broccoli. Return to a boil for approximately 4 to 5 minutes and then set aside.  

(Notice that I'm using a pan from my new Calphalon Premier™ Space Saving Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set.  I am in love with this set because it has a sleek design without sacrificing the high quality that I expect from Calphalon.  My kitchen has never looked better thanks to this cookware set that takes 30% less space to store. Of course, you'll notice many extra recipe posts in the near future because I am obsessed with these pots and pans!)

2. Prepare the sauce in a deep frying pan over medium heat by adding the butter, followed by the cream, and then stirring in the cheeses until thoroughly mixed. 

3. Add the gnocchi to the sauce and stir frequently for approximately 2 to 3 minutes. 

4. Remove from the heat and allow sauce to thicken.  Stir once every minute until the sauce is thick and then add the broccoli.

5. Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!

Take a Sneak Peek Into My Kitchen
As I mentioned earlier, I am obsessed with my my new Calphalon Premier™ Space Saving Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set.  We are going to feature it our upcoming Holiday Gift Guide. In the meantime, I'm just so excited about this set that I am going to tell you more about it now!

Here is a quick overview from the Calphalon website:
Calphalon Premier™ Space Saving Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware securely stacks to save 30% more space*. Plus, the unique vessel and handle designs allow the cookware to stack and nest in any order**. The durable, hard anodized construction allows for even heating with no hot spots and is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. The 3-layer nonstick interior is durable enough to withstand metal spatulas, spoons, and whisks.
Highlights include:

  • Stacks smaller to save 30% more space*
  • Stacks and nests in any order**
  • Durable construction: hard anodized aluminum and metal utensil safe nonstick
  • Flat tempered glass covers save space
  • Stainless Steel handles stay cool while cooking
  • Metal utensil safe
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Oven safe up to 450 F
  • Full lifetime warranty
*Average space saved vs. like non-stacking Calphalon® cookware items when stacked with like diameter Premier(TM) Space Saving items
**Cookware must have same diameter
The set includes:
    8" Diameter Stack (stack with all 8" diameter products)
  • 8" Fry Pan
  • 2.5QT Sauce Pan
  • 3.5QT Sauce Pan

    10" Diameter Stack (stack with all 10" diameter products)
  • 10" Fry Pan
  • 3QT Saute Pan
  • 6QT Stock Pot
In my personal experience, I have been wondering why no one invented this sooner.  The Calphalon designers seem like perfectionists that pay attention to detail.  I have two large drawers under my range where I keep my favorite pots and pans.  Prior to this set, I had to keep some of my pots and pans elsewhere. However, with the 30% space savings, they all fit where I want them to be. In addition, the way that they stack and nest in different orders is really nice since I typically have my favorite sizes that I reach for more often.  It's also nice because we baby-proofed our kitchen and I appreciate having all of our pots and pans in one location.

The pots and pans are excellent quality and come with a full lifetime warranty. They are dishwasher safe which rocks my world! (YES! As a sleep deprived mom of a young baby, I am able to let my dishwasher work its magic on my cookware and use my time savings to do something else.)   

In summary, this sleep deprived mom gives the Calphalon team an A+ for their Calphalon Premier™ Space Saving Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set. I use this cookware several times each week and love the clever design. It's the little luxuries in life like this that make life more enjoyable, so don't be surprised to see more creative recipe posts where I show off this cookware again!

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