Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons & Parsley Brown Butter


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.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen gnocchi

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 medium shallots, chopped

  • 1 pound zucchini, (about 3 small), very thinly sliced lengthwise (see Tip)

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook gnocchi until they float, 3 to 5 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until the butter is beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add shallots and zucchini and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt, nutmeg and pepper and continue cooking, stirring often, until the tomatoes are just starting to break down, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in Parmesan and parsley. Add the gnocchi and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

    Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons & Parsley Brown Butter


Tip: To make “ribbon-thin” zucchini, slice lengthwise with a vegetable peeler or a mandoline slicer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

426 Calories
11g Fat
66g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 426
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 17g 33%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Vitamin A 1741IU 35%
Vitamin C 47mg 52%
Folate 52mcg 13%
Sodium 752mg 33%
Calcium 282mg 22%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 34mg 8%
Potassium 541mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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