Gnocchi Paprikash

Tanya Schroeder | Lemons for Lulu
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This skillet gnocchi paprikash is a filling and unique take on the traditional Hungarian dish. The pork makes this meal so filling and ultra-satisfying!

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I am lucky to have parents who grew up overseas. My parents grew up in Greece, but also lived in Hungary and Macedonia.

Naturally, the type of food I ate growing up then was traditional, old-school Greek food and Hungarian food.

I appreciate these cuisines so much more as an adult than I did as a kid. Growing up, I just wanted "normal" food.

By normal food I meant spaghetti and meatballs, Hamburger Helper, mac and cheese or even a meatloaf. Instead we had stews, spanakopita, goulash, moussaka and chicken paprikash.

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In other words, all the foods that would make a kid’s heart sink. We had a strict clean plate policy in my house, so I had no choice but to eat everything I was served, but they couldn't stop me from crying during my whole meal.

As an adult, I look back at my young self and think how stupid. My mom was a great cook and I should have appreciated the flavors and the effort.

But as a parent, I know that kids just don't think that way. I do serve my kids some of the exact same foods from my childhood, but my goal has been to make them more kid-friendly and to streamline each recipe.

My mom may have had hours to cook; I however, do not. This is why I make a stovetop pastitsio recipe and quick and easy spanakopita.

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Both have the same basic flavors as my mom's recipes, but they take a fraction of the time to prepare. The ethnic flavors are present enough for me, but mild enough for my kids.

This paprikash recipe is no exception. For this I used pork instead of the traditional chicken. I also added gnocchi to my paprikash to make it a complete, one-pot meal.

I think the potato gnocchi compliment the dish really well. This is a very family-friendly, timesaving meal that will bring a little international flair to your dinnertime!

Gnocchi Paprikash Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 2 pounds Pork Loin, cut into bite sized pieces
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 3 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 3 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 32 ounce carton Chicken Broth
  • 16 ounce package Frozen Gnocchi
  • Plain Greek Yogurt

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pork to the skillet and cook pork until no longer pink. Remove pork to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add onions to the same skillet. Cook onions until they begin to soften and turn opaque.
  3. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.
  4. Stir in tomato paste, season with salt.
  5. Stir in chicken broth and bring to a low boil.
  6. Reduce heat and add gnocchi and simmer until gnocchi are fully cooked.
  7. Stir in Greek yogurt just before serving if desired.

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