I made this for my girls a couple of weeks ago and they declared it delicious! And blog worthy too. So here you go!
2 pkg. potato gnocchi
1 jar pasta sauce
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1/2 cup cream
1 cup grated mozzarella
Cook gnocchi according to package directions, drain and set aside. In a large pot heat pasta sauce with parmesan until it comes up to a bubble and the cheese has melted. Remove from heat and stir in the cream. Add in the gnocchi and gently stir to coat well with the sauce. Place gnocchi into a lightly oiled 9" X 13" baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Cover in foil and place into a 350° oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and allow to cook until cheese is lightly browned. Serves 8.
I "baked" mine it the microwave for 5 minutes and it turned out beautifully. The girls said it was really good and I had a hard time not trying a bite because it smelled wonderful.
Here is the breakdown on what it cost me:
Gnocchi - 2 pkgs - $2.00
Pasta sauce - 99¢
Parmesan - 50¢
Cream - 40¢
Mozzarella - 50¢
Grand Total - $4.39
I got the gnocchi at the dollar store and it is really good. I got the pasta sauce on sale, parmesan at Winco for 2.38 a container, cream from a quart ($3.24) so it is less than a smaller container would be and the mozzarella was a loss leader for 99¢ a package.
In some cases costs are approximated. Groceries prices vary depending on where you live. I don't include condiments, oils, herbs and spices when I figure the cost of a meal as it would be incredibly tedious to do so. Plus condiments are subjective as each person uses more or less.