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

Ingredients

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

Method

  • 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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