Gnocchi with courgette, mascarpone & spring onions

Gnocchi with courgette, mascarpone & spring onions

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Try this new way of serving an Italian classic to make a change from pasta

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
498
protein
17g
carbs
54g
fat
25g
saturates
13g
fibre
3g
sugar
6g
salt
2.07g

Ingredients

  • 300g fresh gnocchi
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red chilli, sliced, deseeded if you like
  • 1 medium courgette, cut into thin ribbons with a peeler
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 2 heaped tbsp mascarpone
  • 50g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated
  • dressed mixed leaves, to serve

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Method

  1. Cook the gnocchi following pack instructions. Drain, reserving a ladle of the cooking water, and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Cook chilli and courgette for 3 mins until soft. Add spring onions, zest, mascarpone, half the Parmesan and cooking water. Mix until smooth, add gnocchi and heat through.
  3. Season, divide between 2 ovenproof dishes and scatter with the remaining Parmesan. Grill for 2-3 mins until bubbling and serve with the dressed mixed leaves.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2011

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stoner14's picture
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Quick & very tasty. Good midweek meal. Just need to bulk it out a bit next time, to boost the portion size a little.

Amelk's picture

Merci pour. Être super recette. Elle est Excellente et facile à realiser :) ... From Paris !

ali_delicious's picture

Just whipped this up in a flash - delicious! I only had dried chilli flakes rather than fresh, but a teaspoon of was just enough. Served it with a rocket and watercress salad with the Olive Dressing also from BBC good food, which was an excellent foil for the creaminess of the sauce. Absolute winner, will be serving this again very soon!

sanjasavic's picture
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very easy and quick to make, but not sure about the quantity of cooking liquid - I used 500 g of gnocchi, and a bit more of all the other ingredients to make up for the extra 200 g of gnocchi - however, I used only 1 cup of cooking liquid, and it was still very, very runny, I expected a bit richer, more dense sauce, this one you needed a spoon for. Lovely flavours though, and perfect for a weeknight.

cvlewis1's picture
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Nice. Really easy, really quick.

tormcr's picture
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Bread and weeker*

Also added a squeeze of lemon juice like the above, zingy!

tormcr's picture
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Quite enjoyed this actually, after the first mouthful the chilli threw me a little, just seemed odd to have a kick in a creamy dish. But, as I continued it was rather enjoyable. Made a bit of garlic bred on the side, also added spinach for some more greens. Good mid seeker thank you!

fificooks's picture
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Perfect fast food for all the family. Added a generous squeeze of lemon juice, as well as the zest, and put dried chillies on the table so that people could add the desired level of heat. Great flavours.

ak2's picture

Lovely - as above, we also added an extra couple of courgettes and served the leaves with a lemony mustard dressing. Very speedy!

honeypossums's picture
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loved this as it is - took about 10 mins from fridge to mouth. will be making again!

emily_chester36's picture
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Really nice dish and quite light which is what you need with heavy gnocchi. I also added more courgette and garlic which worked really well

mian8910's picture
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Lovely recipe! It was very tasty, very refreshing, the lime and the courgette went very well together! I also doubled up the courgettes and it was just right. Will definitely make it again!

sharonsmillie's picture

Mmmm really yummy, my fella absolutely loved it. Quick,easy & very tasty. Only added garlic, other than that kept to the recipe. Will defo make again.

eitholeng's picture
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This was very very good.I made gnocchi from scratch and it was a restaurant quality.Firm favorite.

nutellapimp's picture
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simple, quick, tasty- perfect for a weeknight! I wasn't sure about the chilli, but the warmth it brings is perfect.

sutty's picture
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simple and tasty. I used two courgettes and I am glad I did as it made it more substantial. I was not sure about the lemon, I would maybe add less next time.

magdalenas's picture
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Really straight forward mid-week recipe with a lovely but not overwhelming flavour. Really lovely

tastytitbits's picture
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Very tasty. I served it with Italian chicken and butternut pie and crisp green salad.

wilbrak's picture
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simple clean delicious flavours and oh so easy to make!! Fantastic recipe!!

sarawoodhams's picture
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Really tasty, we substituted a few items (dried crushed chillis, lemon juice, cheddar etc) but still turned out really tasty. Also added some mushrooms and leeks (instead of spring onion) and seasoned. We also used more gnocchi (500g) but perhaps we're just greedy!! Anyway, nicely flexible recipe and delicious!!

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