Gnocchi with Asparagus and Arugula

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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 2

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  • 8 ounces potato gnocchi
  • 1 bundle of asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 cup grated fine Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 3 cups arugula
  • salt & pepper


  • Step 1

    Cut the woody ends of the asparagus and cut them in 2 inch pieces.

  • Step 2

    Bring water and salt in a pan to a boil.

  • Step 3

    Heat a tablespoon of butter in a skillet and add the asparagus. Cook them on high heat for approx. 3 minutes, so they blacken a little.

  • Step 4

    Once cooked, transfer the asparagus to a place and set aside.

  • Step 5

    Add another tablespoon of butter to the skillet, add the cream, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and rosemary. Whisk in the grated Parmesan cheese and simmer for a few minutes. The sauce becomes a little thicker.

  • Step 6

    Add the gnocchi to the boiling water, cook for about a minute and the gnocchi will come to the surface. Drain them and add them to the sauce.

  • Step 7

    Add asparagus and arugula to the sauce and taste. Add salt and pepper if needed.

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