Spinach and pine nut gnocchi recipe

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  • Vegetarian
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This super-healthy, super-easy pasta dish is a perfect alternative to meaty meals.


  • 500g packet potato gnocchi
  • Cooking oil
  • 25g (1oz) pine nuts
  • 300g carton fresh cheese sauce
  • 50g (2oz) baby spinach leaves
  • 100g (4oz) cherry tomatoes




  1. Cook the gnocchi according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2tsp oil in a large frying pan and fry the pine nuts until lightly toasted. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the fresh cheese sauce to the frying pan and heat through gently.
  4. Drain the gnocchi and stir into the cheese sauce with the baby spinach leaves and halved cherry tomatoes.
  5. Cook for about 1 minute, then divide between 4 serving dishes and top with the pine nuts and lots of freshly ground black pepper.
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