4 servings (serving size: 1 cup gnocchi mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)

Pair pasta-like potato gnocchi with spinach and Parmesan for a light and flavor-packed dish in minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook gnocchi according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

Step 2

Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pine nuts to pan; cook 3 minutes or until butter and nuts are lightly browned, stirring constantly. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute. Add gnocchi and spinach to pan; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts, stirring constantly. Stir in salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Chef's Notes

Prepare a quick salad to accompany the gnocchi: Combine 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add 6 cups gourmet salad mix to bowl; toss gently to coat. Sauvignon blanc will pair enticingly with this dish.

Ratings & Reviews

Wondeful Flavor!

July 30, 2017
This was a great recipe. We added cream and shallots and it was amazing!Our full review with pictures can be found here: http://www.nickandalonakitchen.com/2017/07/gnocchi-with-cream-sauce-and-pine-nuts.html 

annaemiller's Review

March 14, 2014
Love this! Even my husband who is not a fan of vegetarian dishes loves it.

HannahCooks's Review

June 16, 2011
Quick and delicious. You won't often find a better time-to-deliciousness ratio.

dbs959's Review

February 12, 2009
We enjoyed this recipe, but we had to

falljunelaker's Review

April 03, 2009
This was really, really good. My husband isn't a big fan of cooked spinach, so he wasn't looking forward to this one, but he really liked it, too. Definitely will repeat.

twoloves's Review

January 08, 2009
This was such a great meal for a super quick week night meal. The brown butter and garlic just "pop" in this. So good...

mrmacrae73's Review

July 04, 2012
This is a simple and flavorful meal, or side dish if you're hungry! Very easy to make but be careful not to overlook the spinach. Recommend for a fast weeknight dish.

emdishner's Review

September 24, 2009

goosesc's Review

July 18, 2010
Very good. Not saucy but the gnocchi and the toasted pine nuts make it smell and taste delicious--great for a cooler night.

Schmatterson8's Review

March 17, 2013
Amazing!!! Based on another reviewer's comments, I added red pepper flakes when I added the garlic. I also added chopped bacon because I had some on hand.