Rating: 3 stars
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Everything about “gnocchi” screams fancy, but luckily you can buy a premade version in the supermarket that takes just a couple of minutes to cook at home. We love the Gia Russa brand, but any shelf-stable version is perfectly fine to use. Browned butter takes this dish over the top, but luckily, you don’t have to babysit it: the butter will brown while you’re cooking crushed garlic cloves and coarsely chopped toasted pecans in it. A squeeze of lemon juice brightens the buttery sauce, and fresh basil and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano make the plates taste next to homemade.

Robby Melvin


Credit: Greg DuPree

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25 mins
25 mins


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  • Cook gnocchi according to package directions.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add pecans and cook, stirring often, until nuts are toasted and butter begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Add gnocchi and cook, tossing, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.

  • Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and almost all the basil. Serve topped with remaining basil and cheese.

Nutrition Facts

737 calories; fat 31g; saturated fat 14g; cholesterol 64mg; fiber 7g; protein 20g; carbohydrates 96g; sodium 1584mg; sugars 14g.