Purple Sprouting Gnocchi with Chilli, Lemon and Garlic

By cooking the broccoli and gnocchi in the same pan, you can have this on the table in under 15 minutes!

Serves: 2                                      Prep and Cooking: 15 mins


  • 300g Purple Sprouting Broccoli
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Zest and juice of half a lemon

From the cupboard:

  • 500g Gnocchi
  • 1 pinch chilli flakes


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil
  2. Split any thick stems on the Purple Sprouting Broccoli lengthways so they cook nice and quickly, and then chop it into bite sized chunks.
  3. Boil the broccoli for 1 minute and then add the gnocchi. After 2 or 3 more minutes the broccoli should be tender and the gnocchi cooked and floating. Drain when ready and leave in the colander.
  4. Meanwhile finely chop the garlic and zest the lemon
  5. Put the same pan back on the heat with plenty of olive oil. When hot, add the garlic, lemon zest and chilli flakes and sizzle for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add the gnocchi and broccoli back in and give it a good stir to coat everything in the flavoured oil
  7. Season with plenty of salt and pepper and serve


Recipe  design by Alice