Gnocchi with Parmesan cheese sauce and baby spinach

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Gnocchi with Parmesan cheese sauce and baby spinach are a creamy, tasty and very easy to prepare dish. These simple and delicious Italian dumplings are served with a velvety cream cheese, garlic and baby spinach sauce. It’s a perfect idea for a quick dinner or lunch during the week as they need to be prepared in less than half an hour and guarantee a very tasty and rich meal.

Gnocchi with Parmesan cheese sauce and baby spinach

Vegetarian first course of Italian gnocchi with delicious Parmesan cheese sauce. Simple idea for lunch or dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course dumplings, first course
Cuisine Ovo-lacto vegetarianism
Servings 2 persons
Calories 300 kcal


  • 500 g store bought gnocchi
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 160 ml boiling or really hot water
  • 2 handful of baby spinach
  • 60 g gratet Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


Instructions gnocchi with Parmesan cheese sauce and baby spinach

  • In a saucepan or cup, melt cream cheese with 160 ml of boiling or very hot water. Set aside.
  • Heat half a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan. Add two crushed cloves of garlic and cook over low heat until they become very aromatic but not too golden. Now add the water with the cheese and mix well. Add grated Parmesan cheese then stir to melt it completely. Cook over low heat for several minutes to reduce the liquid slightly as you cook the gnocchi.
  • Cook the gnocchi in plenty of salted water according to the instructions on the box. Meanwhile, add freshly ground pepper and baby spinach to the sauce. Stir, taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary.
    As soon as the gnocchi begin to float, drain them and add them to the prepared sauce. Raise the heat and finish cooking the gnocchi in the cheese sauce which should finish thickening with the starch from the gnocchi. Serve immediately.

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The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 2personsCalories: 300kcal
Keyword baby spinach, cheese, cream cheese, Italian recipe, lunch idea, Parmesan cheese, quick gnocchi recipe, simple gnocchi recipe
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Store in the refrigerator and eat within a day. They are excellent reheated in the oven.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for some other simple recipes for lunch, check out my Pasta with roasted peppers cream and stracciatella (photo below) or Savory cabbage pancake with only 4 ingredients (photo below).

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