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    Trader Joe's Stuffed Gnocchi Might Be The Ultimate Meal For Pasta Lovers

    Like pasta? You've gotta try this.

    Everyone has a go-to frozen food at Trader Joe's. And once you try this outside-in stuffed gnocchi, you might have a new favorite.

    The inside out stuffed gnocchi are big pillows of light-as-air potato dough with the sauce and cheese hidden on the inside. A bag of this goodness costs just $2.99.

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    They aren't new to TJ's, but they've always flown under my radar until a recent tip from a friend.

    If you're curious about the nutritional info, each serving contains 180 calories and there are 3.5 servings per bag.

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    At first glance, these gnocchi are much larger and more circular than traditional gnocchi. It must be because they're hiding all that cheese.

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    According to the package instructions, you can cook the gnocchi in the microwave or on the stovetop. I opted for the stovetop method.

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    I heated a little olive oil in a skillet and tossed the gnocchi in it for about a minute. Then, I added four tablespoons of water, covered the skillet, and let the gnocchi cook for four more minutes. By that time, the gnocchi were defrosted and just slightly squishy.

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    I drizzled the cooked gnocchi with olive oil and I tossed it with Parmesan, salt, and red pepper flakes.

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    When you cut into the gnocchi, it oozes with melted cheese and a creamy sauce that almost resembles vodka sauce. It's straight-up delicious. The gnocchi, while made of potatoes, is so fluffy and light it tastes more like ricotta.

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    IMHO, this stuff is better than a lot of gnocchi I've ordered at Italian restaurants. Only TJ's version costs $3 as opposed to $20, and it's ready from start to finish in five minutes.

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    My one critic is that the stuffed gnocchi isn't quite saucy enough for me on it's own and I'd suggest adding tomato sauce or pesto. And beware of over-cooking. A few extra minutes over heat and these babies will get soggy. Other than that, they're impossible not to love, and they will soon be a staple in your freezer.

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