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gnocchi alfredo recipe.
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Gnocchi Alfredo

If you are looking for a quick Italian recipe to make for dinner tonight, try this Gnocchi Alfredo. It's a fancy Italian-inspired meal that you can make at home for any weeknight or romantic dinner. 
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3
Calories 503 kcal


  • 1 pound gnocchi (fresh or store-bought)
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups fresh spinach , (fully packed)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, (and more for serving)
  • a small pinch of salt and black pepper , (to taste)


  • Bring water to a boil over high heat. Cook gnocchi according to package directions; drain well. While you wait for the water to boil, prepare the other ingredients.
  • While the gnocchi is cooking, melt butter in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and stir just until fragrant. Add spinach and stir for 30 seconds. Add heavy cream and simmer for 40 seconds. Season with a small pinch of salt and black pepper then turn off the heat.
  • Add cooked gnocchi, stir for 20-30 seconds. Add parmesan cheese, remove the skillet from the stove and stir until the cheese is melted.


Sauce. If you want your gnocchi to be saucier, you can use up to ¾ cup of heavy cream per recipe and extra parmesan cheese accordingly. 
Storing. The leftover gnocchi alfredo will last up to 2 days in the fridge. 
Reheating. Bring a few tablespoons of water or heavy cream to a simmer over low heat. Add gnocchi alfredo, cover the lid, and stir every 30 seconds. Continue this process until the mixture is heated through. Alternatively, you can reheat in the microwave for 1 minute or longer until the gnocchi is heated through. 
Product used in this recipe:
  • Private Selection® Italian Gnocchi with Potato from Ralphs market ($2.49 per pound). I think it tastes much better than Trader Joe's gnocchi. 
  • Good & Gather Heavy Cream from Target ($1.99 per pint or $3.59 per qt). 


Sodium: 731mgCalcium: 224mgVitamin C: 10mgVitamin A: 3716IUSugar: 1gFiber: 4gPotassium: 220mgCholesterol: 82mgCalories: 503kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 16gFat: 26gProtein: 12gCarbohydrates: 57gIron: 6mg
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