Walnut and Browned Butter Gnocchi

Total Time
35 Mins
Serves
4
Serving Size
1/4 recipe
Meal
Course

DESCRIPTION

Tender gnocchi and crunchy walnuts are tossed with a buttery sage sauce.

Total Time

Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
440 cal
Total Fat
36 g
Saturated Fat
17 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
8.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
8.054 g
Cholesterol
70 mg
Sodium
580 mg
Carbohydrates
25 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Total Sugars
5 g
Protein
7 g
Vitamin D
0 mcg
Calcium
110 mg
Iron
1 mg
Potassium
240 mg

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-oz.) package sweet potato, potato or your favorite gnocchi

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water from cooking gnocchi

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 bunch fresh sage, large stems removed

  • Zest of 1/2 lemon

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped California walnuts

  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, California walnuts and sage leaves (optional toppings)

Preparation

  1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions. Set aside 1/2 cup water then drain well.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar, sage, lemon zest, salt and pepper; cook for 3 minutes for flavors to blend.

  3. Add walnuts and cook for a few minutes, then add enough reserved pasta water to make the mixture saucy.

  4. Stir gnocchi into mixture then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cook for a few minutes more, stirring frequently.

  5. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan, walnuts and sage, if desired.