Gnocchi with courgette, mascarpone & spring onions

Gnocchi with courgette, mascarpone & spring onions

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(37 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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6th Jan, 2016
Delicious and so easy! I used dried chilli flakes instead of fresh and it worked well. Gave it a nice kick!
12th Aug, 2015
Delicious - impressive side dish with rib eye steak. Used cream cheese instead of mascarpone which worked really well. Will probably add a tad more chilli next time. This will become a household favourite. Only downside is husband thinks I am dishing up restaurant quality meals so does not want to eat out as much!
28th Jul, 2015
Fantastic, wouldn't change a thing!
12th Jul, 2015
28th Feb, 2015
A little too creamy but very tasty
2nd Jun, 2014
Quick & very tasty. Good midweek meal. Just need to bulk it out a bit next time, to boost the portion size a little.
15th Feb, 2014
Merci pour. Être super recette. Elle est Excellente et facile à realiser :) ... From Paris !
4th Jul, 2013
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!
19th Nov, 2012
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.
9th Nov, 2012
Nice. Really easy, really quick.


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