Another day, another excuse to not get my kitchen dirty. I love gnocchi. I know how to make it. It takes time which quite frankly I don't have. There are a lot of high quality gnocchi products in the market. Many of which requires a pot of boiling water which in hot weather is unappealing to do. Enter Trader Joe's Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Sage.
I'll admit, I love all things sweet potato. Especially fries, but that will be another post. So let's break down the product from Trader Joe's.
Let's start with the visual rundown of Trader Joe's Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Sage before we go into what comes out of this bag beyond the visuals:
The bag of Enter Trader Joe's Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Sage:
Here is the nutritional information and the ingredient list:
There are two ways to prepare this:
I chose the microwave path as it creates the least amount of mess.
Out of the bag this is what the product looks like:
I thought there would be a ton of butter on this, so I had my doubts.
It still needed more time. So I put it in for another 2 minutes at 50% power. This is what it looked like after the 2 minutes were up:
Would I buy this again? Yes! Was this what I expected? No, this had a cheesy taste to the sauce that I was not expecting. Was this bad? Absolutely not. I enjoyed it and was grateful that this was not drowning in butter.
The taste of sage was pleasant without being overwhelming. If you look at the bag and think the product will look like you that you'll be surprised like I was and I'm not talking about the size of the actual gnocchi, the bag tells you the picture is zoomed in.
The cheesy tasting sauce was the surprise here. If you add this to your own plastic container, it can be brought to work as a filling lunch. I was full after eating half of the bag. If you are wondering, I know this isn't "half," I was writing this post and picking at my dish while full (I swear.)
Should Trader Joe's make this as lunch portions in the freezer section? I think so, but it's not that much effort to break the bag down into 2 or 3 portions for a respectable lunch.
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