Creamy crab gnocchi recipe

Creamy crab gnocchi recipe

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This quick and easy crab gnocchi recipe feels incredibly indulgent but only needs six ingredients to make and is ready in just 15 minutes. Perfect for a weeknight supper, this healthy gnocchi recipe uses budget-friendly tinned crab meat and ready-made gnocchi for ease, while fresh chilli and parsley perk up the creamy crème fraîche sauce. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 252 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 500g gnocchi
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 x 170g tin crab meat, drained
  • 100ml half-fat crème fraîche
  • 1 x 30g pack flat-leaf parsley, leaves chopped

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 10%
  • Saturates

    3g 15%
  • Sugars

    2g 3%
  • Salt

    1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 38.2g Protein 8.8g Fibre 1.9g


  1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Add the gnocchi and simmer for 3 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and add the chilli. Cook for 2 mins, stirring, then add the crab meat to heat through for 1 min.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked gnocchi to the frying pan, along with the crème fraîche and 5 tbsp of the cooking water. Season, then cook for 2-3 mins, until the sauce is combined, adding a little more water if it’s too thick. Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley. Serve immediately, with a twist of black pepper.

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