Garlic butter gnocchi with crispy purple sprouting broccoli

Garlic butter gnocchi with purple sprouting broccoli

  • 3
  • Easy

This flavour-packed garlic gnocchi dish with cheesy sauce and crispy charred broccoli looks so impressive that no-one will guess it only took 30 minutes to make


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  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • purple sprouting broccoli 200g, trimmed
  • gnocchi 500g
  • lemon ½, juiced


  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • garlic 4 cloves, finely chopped or crushed
  • red chilli 1, finely chopped
  • butter 75g
  • lemon 1, juiced
  • parmesan (or veggie alternative) 30g, finely grated, plus extra to serve
  • Dijon mustard ½ tsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat and fry the broccoli for 5-10 minutes or until it begins to crisp up.

  • Step 2

    While the broccoli is frying, make the sauce. Heat a medium/large frying pan over a medium heat and add the olive oil. Cook the onion until turning translucent, then add the garlic and chilli, and cook for 5 minutes. Add in the butter, lemon juice, parmesan, mustard and plenty of seasoning, and cook on a low-medium heat until the cheese is melted and everything is combined (reserve a little sauce to drizzle over the broccoli). Simmer over a low heat while you cook the gnocchi following pack instructions. Drain the gnocchi, saving a little of the cooking water, and tip everything into the sauce, adding a little of the reserved cooking water to loosen if needed.

  • Step 3

    Serve in warm bowls topped with the broccoli, a squeeze of lemon juice and extra parmesan, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 560
  • Fat 31.9g
  • Saturates 16.2g
  • Carbs 52.7g
  • Sugars 6.3g
  • Fibre 7.9g
  • Protein 11.4g
  • Salt 2g