A plate serving gnudi

Cheat’s gnudi

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2

Transform a bag of spinach with this cheat's gnudi, gnocchi-like dumplings made with cheese instead of potato. You only need four ingredients and 25 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal502
  • fat36g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.8g


  • 200g bag spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 150g garlic & herb Boursin
  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)



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


  1. Put the spinach in a large colander set over the sink. Pour boiling water over, then leave to cool and drain. Squeeze out the excess moisture, then blitz in a food processor with the soft cheese, breadcrumbs and some seasoning. Rub some oil on your hands, then shape the mixture into 20 balls. Cook in a pan of boiling, salted water for 2 mins. Scoop out, season and drizzle over some oil and scatter over the parmesan.

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Kristian Hasler
14th Feb, 2020
Didnt work for me, I followed the recipe to the letter but the dumplings dissolved in the pan.
9th Sep, 2017
I think the quantities are a bit off. Unless you are feeding a group of pygmies on a diet, I would suggest at least doubling and possibly tripling the quantities shown. The result is great, so no complaints there.
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