Gnocchi with Pine Nuts and Broccoli Rabe

(from mayflowerkids’s recipe box)

Source: Family Circle

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Serves 4 people

Categories: chicken


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 large bunch broccoli rabe, stems removed and discarded, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound potato gnocchi (such as De Cecco)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup shredded Asiago cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat; add garlic and cook 1 minute until golden. Add broccoli rabe, salt and red pepper flakes; stir-fry 4 to 5 minutes or until tender.

  3. Cook gnocchi following package directions, about 2 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

  4. In a large serving bowl, combine gnocchi and broccoli rabe. Add some of the reserved pasta water to create a sauce and sprinkle with pine nuts and cheese.

  5. Drizzle remaining tablespoon oil over top and serve immediately.

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