Spinach gnocchi with leeks, mascarpone and porcini crumbs
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Spinach gnocchi with leeks, mascarpone and porcini crumbs

This really easy supper offers a satisfying combinaton of flavours and textures. As a bonus, it's on the table in just 20 minutes. 

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time20 mins

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 75g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp Cooks' Ingredients Porcini Mushroom Powder
  • 4 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated
  • 2 leeks, trimmed and very thinly sliced
  • 2 x 450g Dell'Ugo Fresh Spinach Gnocchi
  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 25g pack flat leaf parsley, a few leaves reserved, the rest finely chopped
  • 1 unwaxed lemon, zest and juice


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the breadcrumbs. Cook over a gentle heat for 4-5 minutes, until turning golden. Stir in the mushroom powder and 1 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano; remove from the heat.

  2. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the leeks and cook for 2 minutes. Tip in the gnocchi and cook for 1-2 minutes until they rise to the surface. Reserve a cup of the cooking water, then drain the gnocchi and leeks before tipping back into the pan. Add 1/2 the mascarpone, the chopped parsley, remaining Parmigiano Reggiano, most of the lemon zest and all of the juice. Stir in the cooking water, season and toss gently until the mascarpone has melted and the gnocchi are evenly coated.

  3. Divide between four bowls and scatter over the reserved parsley leaves and the lemon zest. Finish with the porcini crumbs. Serve with the remaining mascarpone alongside for stirring through at the table.

Cook’s tip

Spinach gnocchi: 

These are a great swap for potatoes or pastra. Try tossing through fried courgettes with shredded mint, and top with shaved pecorino and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. 


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


3,018kJ/ 722kcals



Saturated Fat












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