Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons & Parsley Brown Butter

June/July 2006

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For this recipe, convenient store-bought potato gnocchi are tossed with delicate ribbons of zucchini, shallots and cherry tomatoes that have all been sautéed in nutty browned butter.

"I've made this recipe twice now and each time it is incredible!!! I love it. I use a substitute butter when I make it to lower the calories and add more cheese. It's incredible with those subs!!! I definitely recommend this recipe. Love...
Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons & Parsley Brown Butter

70 Reviews for Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons & Parsley Brown Butter


Easy, relatively simple and well received. I was told it was actually great. Like others I added a bit of extra butter and topped with a drizzle of olive oil. Dried parsley was an easy substitute that wasn't noticed. We'll be seeing this again and again.


Excellent and easy! I used dried parsley since I didn't have any fresh and it was still great!


I used Cucina Viva gnocchi with cheese, sliced the zucchini until I reached the seeds, then discarded the rest, and small red and yellow tomatoes from my garden. I used a total of 3 T butter and added about 3/4 teaspoon of dried thyme with the nutmeg, salt and pepper. I think the addition of about 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes would be great. LOVED THIS!


I am not the best cook and this recipe was super easy!!! I just used a potato peeler to ribbon the zucchini (because I have no idea what the thing they wanted you to use is!) I also could not find cherry tomoatos so I cut up some Roma tomatos and I thought they worked great! This will be something that I make for years to come!

Lindsay, Wisconsin


Hopefully this review will not appear twice as I forgot to rate before I posted.

I was too lazy to haul out my mandolin so I used my thin slicer with my food processor. The slices were round rather than ribbons but it didn't seem to make any difference. I found whole wheat with sweet potato gnocchi. I also added extra Smart Balance 50/50 butter blend after reading some of the reviews. I did add red pepper flakes as we thought it was a little bland and we like spicy food. Delicious! This will be a repeater in our home.


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