Gnocchi cacio e pepe

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Preparation and cooking time

  • 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

Nutrient Unit
kcal 424
fat 21g
saturates 14g
carbs 41g
sugars 2g
fibre 4g
protein 15g
salt 1.6g


  • 300g gnocchi
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 60g parmesan or vegetarian alternative, finely grated
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • salad leaves , to serve (optional)


  • STEP 1

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

  • STEP 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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