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Lemony Brown Butter Gnocchi

Our Lemon Brown Butter Gnocchi looks like a million bucks, but only needs six ingredients and about 35 minutes of your time. We roast frozen cauliflower gnocchi with broccoli until crispy and brown and then toss it all in a lemon-infused brown butter. Garnish with plenty of grated parmesan cheese, serve with a big salad, and call it dinner. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower gnocchi, brown butter gnocchi, crispy gnocchi, baked gnocchi
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 637 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 12 oz package cauliflower gnocchi
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • zest 1/2 lemon
  • parmigiano reggiano for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Add broccoli to one side of a large sheet pan. Add cauliflower gnocchi to the other side. Drizzle the broccoli with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. Use your hands to coat the broccoli. Drizzle the gnocchi with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Use hands to coat the gnocchi in the olive oil. Sprinkle the broccoli with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Toss again. Sprinkle the cauliflower gnocchi with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Toss again.

  3. Spread out the cauliflower gnocchi and broccoli on the sheet pan. Make sure nothing is touching. If needed, use two sheet pans. If the broccoli or cauliflower is too close together, you risk everything steaming instead of roasting. Roast the broccoli and cauliflower for 12-15 minutes or until the broccoli is crisp. Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the brococli to a plate. Flip the gnocchi over and place back in the oven unitl the gnocchi is golden brown and crisp, another 5-10 minutes.

  4. While the broccoli and cauliflower roast, make the brown butter. Add the butter to a large skillet set over a medium-high heat. Once the butter melts and starts to turn brown on the edges, start to swirl the pan. Continue to swirl the pan until the butter turns a deep brown color and smells nutty. Remove from the heat and add lemon juice. Set aside.

  5. When the gnocchi is done roasting, add the broccoli and the cauliflower to the lemon brown butter. Add the lemon zest. Toss to combine. Transfer to two plates and garnish with grated parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Lemony Brown Butter Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 637 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 679mg30%
Potassium 961mg27%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 2249IU45%
Vitamin C 273mg331%
Calcium 177mg18%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.