Gnocchi cacio e pepe

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

  • Prep:2 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • 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)


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

  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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