Good & Gather Four Cheese Gnocchi Review

Good & Gather Four Cheese Gnocchi

We are truly Minnesotan in that we spend a great deal of our money at Target stores. And this means we have an intimate familiarity with Good & Gather, which is one of Target’s many store brands. Since they make a ton of frozen food, we’ve been picking through their line to see what sort of tasty treats they offer. Just a couple of the items we really enjoy: the Mushroom & Caramelized Red Onion Wood-Fired Crust Pizza and the Chicken Thai Basil Spring Rolls.

Today, we’re checking out the Good & Gather Four Cheese Gnocchi. We want to say we’ve never tried this before, but that’s not entirely correct. While we haven’t tried the current G&G version, we did try the old Archer Farms version back when that was still around. In case you’re not familiar, Archer Farms was rolled into the Good & Gather brand at some point in 2019, so this is essentially a repackaged Archer Farms meal. A quick scan through the ingredients list seems to confirm our suspicions that this is repackaged rather than re-conceptualized.

Of course, there’s no harm in checking back in to see if this is still the tasty meal we remember it being.

Cooking this is fairly simple. While you can heat it up in the microwave, we ended up going with the skillet, which is a little bit more work, but it’s still pretty easy. Basically, just heat a couple tablespoons of oil in a skillet, then toss in the contents of the bag, along with a splash of water, and cook it for seven minutes. It ain’t difficult! (If you want to read the full cooking instructions straight off the bag, check out our package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Good & Gather Four Cheese Gnocchi

This isn’t a complex meal. It’s just a soft, doughy, potato-based pasta with a cheesy sauce. But simplicity isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially when it comes to tasty comfort food.

The pasta here is turns out delightfully chewy. If you’ve ever had gnocchi, you already know what to expect — this has that very specific texture that’s unique to gnocchi. We have no complaints about it!

The sauce is maybe a little subtler than we were hoping, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing either. This sauce contains a blend of gorgonzola, grana padano, pecorino romano, and mozarella. That means this is a creamy affair with a sharp, bitter edge to it. It works really well with the pasta, though, as we already mentioned, it’s just a tad subtler than we were hoping. It’s still pretty decent, though.

According to the bag, about 1/3 of the contents are considered a serving. If you stick with that amount, you’ll be downing 230 calories and 480 mg of sodium. If you chomp down the whole bag, you’re up to 690 calories and 1,440 mg of sodium. And believe us when we say that it’s really easy to chomp down the whole bag. The image just a few paragraphs above shows what the full contents of the bag look like once cooked and served — that’s not three servings of food, is it?

The Good & Gather Four Cheese Gnocchi doesn’t seem to have changed much from its previous form (under the Archer Farms brand), but it really didn’t need to. This is a not-perfect-but-still-pretty-dang-tasty treat, and it’s really hard to argue with the oh-so-satisfying consistency of gnocchi. If you love gnocchi and shop at Target, you should definitely give this a try.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this frozen gnocchi, check out our package scans below.

Good & Gather Four Cheese Gnocchi
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