Spring Vegetable Brown Butter Gnocchi

Embrace the freshness of spring with this delightful Spring Vegetable Brown Butter Gnocchi recipe. Bursting with vibrant flavours and tender textures, this dish is a celebration of seasonal produce that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.




  • 500g store-bought potato gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup fresh English peas, shelled
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving




  1. Cook the Gnocchi:Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potato gnocchi and cook according to the package instructions. Once the gnocchi float to the surface, they’re ready. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked gnocchi to a plate.


  1. Brown the Butter:In a large skillet, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Allow the butter to cook until it starts to turn golden brown and gives off a nutty aroma. Be attentive as butter can go from browned to burnt quickly. Remove the skillet from the heat immediately after it turns brown.


  1. Sauté the Vegetables:Return the skillet to medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the asparagus and sauté for 2-3 minutes until they start to soften. Then, add the cherry tomatoes and English peas, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are tender yet still vibrant.


  1. Combine Gnocchi and Vegetables:Gently add the cooked gnocchi to the skillet with the brown butter and sautéed vegetables. Toss everything together to coat the gnocchi and vegetables in the flavourful brown butter.


  1. Zest and Season:Grate the zest of one lemon over the gnocchi mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Give it a final toss to ensure the flavours are well distributed.


  1. Serve:Plate the Spring Vegetable Brown Butter Gnocchi, garnishing it with fresh basil leaves for a burst of aroma and colour. Finish by sprinkling grated Parmesan cheese over the top.


Whether enjoyed as a light lunch or a delightful dinner, Spring Vegetable Brown Butter Gnocchi is a culinary ode to the season that will leave your palate satisfied.