- 500g pack gnocchi
An Italian dumpling made with semolina, flour, potatoes or ricotta and spinach cooked and eaten…
- 1 garlic clove, sliced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 100ml double cream
- freshly grated nutmeg
One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury…
- 130g pack smoked pancetta cubes
Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…
- 100g spinach
Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…
- zest ½ lemon
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- 25g parmesan, grated, plus extra for serving
Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…
- 25g toasted pine nut
Cook the gnocchi following pack instructions, then drain. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp of the oil in a small pan and fry the garlic, then add the cream and a good grating of nutmeg. Put to one side.
Heat 2 tsp of the remaining oil in a frying pan and cook the pancetta until crisp. Add the gnocchi and fry until it starts to turn golden, adding a little more oil if it begins to stick. Stir in the spinach, lemon zest and seasoning.
Stir the Parmesan into the cream sauce. Spoon the gnocchi onto plates, drizzle over the sauce and scatter with pine nuts. Serve with extra Parmesan.