Delicious, fast and easy to make, this creamy dish is guaranteed to become a regular addition to your meal routine.

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PREP5 min
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Cooking10 min
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Ready in15 min


  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Canadian butter
  • 1 pkg (500 g) shelf stable or refrigerated potato gnocchi
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian 35% whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh, finely-shredded Canadian Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped, fresh basil or parsley
  • Fresh black pepper, to taste


  1. Step
    In a large, non-stick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add gnocchi and pan fry, stirring for about 3 minutes or until gnocchi are starting to plump up and become golden.
  2. Step
    Meanwhile, using a vegetable peeler, remove 2 long strips (about 2 inches/5 cm each) of the zest from the lemon. Cut lemon in half and juice enough of the lemon to measure out 2 tbsp (30 mL).
  3. Step
    Pour cream and lemon zest into skillet and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes or until starting to thicken. Stir in cheese, lemon juice and basil. Cook for about 1 minute or until gnocchi are tender throughout and sauce coats gnocchi. Remove from heat and add fresh pepper to serve. Sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired.


Nutritional info per serving:

(1/4 recipe)

Calories 810
Protein 21 g
Carbohydrates 101g
Fat 37g
Fibre 5g
Sodium 270mg
Sugars  5g
Saturated Fat 22 g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 115mg

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