Gnocchi cacio e pepe served in bowls

Gnocchi cacio e pepe

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 2 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Enjoy a comforting bowl of gnocchi with parmesan and black pepper. It's simple but utterly delicious – and the best part is, it only takes seven minutes to make

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal424
  • fat21g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.6g

Ingredients

  • 300g gnocchi
    Gnocchi

    Gnocchi

    noh-kee

    An Italian dumpling made with semolina or flour and potatoes, cooked and eaten in much the same…

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 60g parmesan or vegetarian alternative, finely grated
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

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

  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • salad leaves, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Cook the gnocchi in a large pan of lightly salted, boiling water. Drain and reserve 200ml of the cooking water.

  2. Heat the butter in a large frying pan. Add the gnocchi, cheese and pepper as well as 150ml of the cooking water, raise the heat a little and stir vigorously until melted and the gnocchi is well coated. Pour in more of the reserved water if you like it saucier. Season with a little salt. Transfer the gnocchi to bowls and serve with a mixed salad, if you like.

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Katherine Field's picture
Katherine Field
11th Jun, 2020
3.05
It was ok but a little bland I thought...weirdly I couldn’t really taste the cheese, despite loads going in. It was nice but I wouldn’t make it again
Jessica Butler's picture
Jessica Butler
8th Jun, 2020
5.05
This recipe is so simple and SO delicious, perfect with Gnocchi!
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