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Onboard Holland America Line

Beyond Pasta

Pasta isn’t the only name in Italian comfort food. In this show, we showed you how to make your own potato gnocchi - no pasta roller required! We also used the power of steam and an unlikely ingredient to slash the cooking time for Creamy Parmesan Polenta. You can make this comfort food plain as a rich, flavorful side dish or turn it into a meal with our super quick Sauteed Cherry Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Topping.

Download the handout we used for this course onboard your Holland America cruise [PDF].


Gorgonzola Gnocchi

For a full-bodied, complex sauce to accompany our gnocchi recipe, we found that a topping made with full-flavored gorgonzola fit the bill perfectly--and took just minutes to make.


Creamy Parmesan Polenta

For quick polenta with a creamy texture and deep corn flavor, we searched for the right type of cornmeal and a technique to hasten its cooking.