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Swamp gnocchi recipe

Swamp gnocchi recipe

8 ratings

Fancy a spooky twist on everyday gnocchi that the kids will go crazy for? This swamp gnocchi is the one for you. A vibrant, healthy veggie green sauce that only the most ghoulish of monsters could have come from, this makes for a fitting Halloween dinner. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 25 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook
  • 355 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 20g sunflower seeds
  • 150g frozen peas
  • 250g spinach
  • 30g pack fresh basil, mint or parsley
  • ½ lemon, zested, ¼ juiced
  • 75ml single cream
  • 30g pecorino, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • 500g pack gnocchi​
  • garlic bread, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 13%
  • Saturates

    4g 22%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    1.4g 36%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 53.2g Protein 12.3g Fibre 5.7g


  1. Put the sunflower seeds in a food processor and blitz until partially broken down. Boil the peas for 3 mins and steam the spinach for 1 min. Drain, rinse with cold water to cool, then drain really well. Set aside half the spinach and peas to stir through later.

  2. Use your hands to squeeze excess water out of the remaining veg, then transfer to the food processor. Add the herbs, lemon zest and juice, and blend to finely chop, then add the cream and blend again until you have a bright green sauce. Pulse through the cheese and season to taste.

  3. Cook the gnocchi to pack instructions. Drain, reserving 4 tbsp of the pasta water, then return the gnocchi to the pan and toss with the sauce and the reserved cooking water to loosen. Gently stir through the reserved green veg. Serve with extra pecorino and garlic bread, if you like.

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