Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 6

Kids like the chewy gnocchi, sweet broccoli, and crunchy nuts. Look for shelf-stable packaged gnocchi with the dried pasta. To cut costs, swap in chopped almonds or pecans for pine nuts. Spinach, cauliflower florets, or green beans would also work nicely here. If you use spinach, simply stir it in when you add the cooked gnocchi to the skillet.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook gnocchi in a large Dutch oven according to package directions. Add broccoli during last minute of cooking; cook 1 minute. Drain.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter and oil; cook 7 minutes or until butter browns. Add gnocchi mixture and pepper to pan; toss to coat. Spoon about 1 1/2 cups gnocchi mixture into each of 6 shallow bowls. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons pine nuts and about 2 teaspoons cheese.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


July 11, 2015
This dish was ok, gut my family was left wanting something else.  I would make it again,but serve it as a side dish.

marali's Review

December 19, 2014
My entire family loves this recipe. I do buy my gnocchi from an Italian grocer and like to use gnocchi with mushrooms. Also I add some cooked and crumbled bacon. Yum!

mbarta3's Review

August 07, 2014
I also added 2 tsp garlic and jarred artichoke hearts. I also halved the amount of gnocchi (only used 1 package). Despite the additions, the dish was still very bland. I would not make it again.

Donnamaz's Review

May 06, 2014

tpetricini's Review

March 17, 2014

vaanders's Review

March 03, 2014

WhatEvil's Review

February 24, 2014

txbutlerfan's Review

January 31, 2014
Based on suggestions by previous reviewers, I added garlic and cannellini beans. My whole family enjoyed it and it proved to be a quick vegetarian meal for a busy school night.

kspencer's Review

November 13, 2013
This is one of my go to recipes. I'm a Personal Chef and cook weekly meals for people and everyone loves this recipe! I like to have the gnocchi done and ready to throw into the browned butter as soon as it's the perfect color. For a complete meatless meal I add Cannellini beans and pesto.

Vjenningscpm's Review

September 09, 2013