Sunday, December 8 at 6:30pm CST
Tuscan Gnocchi with Sun-dried Tomatoes & Broccoli
1 package of premade gnocchi
5 garlic cloves
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
1 head broccoli
4 oz veggie broth
Oil, rosemary, fresh parsley, red chili flake, salt and pepper
Parmesean cheese for garnish
2 eggs (if using)
cutting board and knife
1 large skillet
1 large pot
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