Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Gnocchi with Alfredo Sauce and Peas

Aka: Rocket Soup

My son just celebrated his 2nd birthday and since he is very into Little Einsteins at the moment, I created this "Rocket Soup" for him. There is an episode of Little Einsteins where the characters make Rocket Soup... The song to make it says "Mouse has cheese and Knight has peas and Joey has the jumping beans, and that is how you make the Rocket soup." So here is it, Rocket Soup, complete with cheese, peas and jumping beans (also now known in our family as gnocchi potato dumplings.)

1 3/4 C water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 pkg. (mine was 17.6 oz) Gnocchi Potato dumplings (you should be able to find these in the pasta section)
1/2 jar of your favorite Alfredo sauce (I like the Walmart brand believe it or not...)
1 C frozen peas
1/2 C Monterrey Jack cheese crumbles

1. Pour water into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and add chicken bouillon. Stir until dissolved. Add gnocchi and cook in boiling water until they float to the surface (about 2-5 minutes).
2. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Add Alfredo sauce and frozen peas. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes or until the peas are done. Stir occasionally.
4- Remove from pot and place in a serving dish. Sprinkle with cheese crumbles and serve immediately.

Serve with chicken breasts marianated in Italian dressing, and either grilled or pan cooked.

1 comment:

  1. We have this episode of Little Einstiens! I guess I will be making this!!