Gnocchi with Mozzarella, Broccolini, and Warm Anchovy Sauce


Serve this warm gnocchi dish with a bed of greens topped with sliced tomatoes, shredded fresh basil, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

Gnocchi with Mozzarella, Broccolini, and Warm Anchovy Sauce
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Stand Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup finely chopped shallots (2 small)

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 3 canned anchovy fillets, rinsed, patted dry, and finely chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoon snipped fresh thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 1 package shelf-stable potato gnocchi

  • 8 ounce broccolini® or broccoli, trimmed and chopped

  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese bocconcini pearls or fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley


For anchovy sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat oil, shallots, and butter over medium-low heat until butter melts. Stir in anchovies and crushed red pepper. Cook and stir until heated through, using the spoon to mash anchovies as you stir. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, garlic, thyme, and salt. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, cook gnocchi according to package directions, adding the broccolini to water during the last 3 minutes of cooking; drain. Return gnocchi mixture to hot pan; cover to keep warm.

  3. Warm the anchovy sauce over medium heat for 1 minute. Add anchovy sauce to gnocchi mixture along with mozzarella; toss to coat.

  4. To serve, transfer gnocchi mixture to a large serving dish. Top with pine nuts and parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

534 Calories
36g Fat
33g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 534
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 718mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Protein 19g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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