Gnocchi with courgette, mascarpone & spring onions

Gnocchi with courgette, mascarpone & spring onions

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(36 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
Try this new way of serving an Italian classic to make a change from pasta

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal498
  • fat25g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre3g
  • protein17g
  • salt2.07g
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  • 300g fresh gnocchi



    An Italian dumpling made with semolina, flour, potatoes or ricotta and spinach cooked and eaten…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 red chilli, sliced, deseeded if you like
  • 1 medium courgette, cut into thin ribbons with a peeler



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 4 spring onions, chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • zest 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 heaped tbsp mascarpone
  • 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • dressed mixed leaves, to serve


  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.

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Comments (35)

sutty's picture

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

Really straight forward mid-week recipe with a lovely but not overwhelming flavour. Really lovely

tastytitbits's picture

Very tasty. I served it with Italian chicken and butternut pie and crisp green salad.

wilbrak's picture

simple clean delicious flavours and oh so easy to make!! Fantastic recipe!!

sarawoodhams's picture

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!!

eleanormayo's picture

Very tasty, I also used two courgettes, but otherwise didn't change a thing!

nikkidowns's picture

Really nice dish, added more courgette and some bacon (as my husband won't eat food without meat!) will certainly make again. Quick, easy and tasty!

lucynelson's picture

yummy, kind of lacking on some of the ingrediants... substituted the marscapone for 2 tbsp of light mayonnaise and the cooking water for a splash of whole milk spring onions for a small onion and added garlic, yellow pepper and dried chillies oh yeah and used lancashire cheese instead of the parmesan- worked for me and what was in my cupboard :D

irangadunu's picture

quick and tasty. Made the gnocchi myself. Didnt have fresh chillie so added to crushed dry red chillies. Added a nice colour as well

madspatula's picture

Yummy!!! Both me and my other half loved this!! Took on board what other people said and used low fat Phillidelphia and added some garlic as well. Also added to 2 medium courgettes - wouldn't want any less in there! The lemon added a really nice taste too. Will be making again! Lovely!

x-avasmummy-x's picture

This was really easy to make and very tasty and filling. I added a clove of garlic to the chilli and courgette and I will probably add more courgette next time. Very nice x

paulalou76's picture

Really quick and easy to make, and delicious. I also substituted the mascapone for Philadelphia Light.

Sarah Jones's picture

Loved this so tasty an easy to make.

dementeddragonfly's picture

This is delicious and fabulously easy and quick to make. We added more courgette to give us one of our 5 a day and on one occasion substituted the mascapone for a combination of philadelphia light and low fat creme fraiche- just as tasty.

dementeddragonfly's picture

This is delicious and fabulously easy and quick to make. We added more courgette to give us one of our 5 a day and on one occasion substituted the mascapone for a combination of philadelphia light and low fat creme fraiche- just as tasty.


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