Gnocchi Bianchi

Serves 2 quite hungry people or 3 normal people. It’s yummy, filling, and if you do it right, it tastes rather posh.


  • Gnocchi (either homemade which is best, or a pack from the shop which is still nice)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 courgette, chopped
  • Broccoli, in florets
  • Herbs, fresh is best, dried is OK. I used thyme and mint
  • Olives
  • Low fat cream cheese or ricotta
  • Milk
  • Ground black pepper


First make the cheese sauce. Put the cheese in a pan and add a splash of milk; heat gradually and stir constantly. Keep adding the milk until you have a smooth sauce.

Boil the kettle for the gnocchi.

Add the water to a large pan and bring to a rolling boil.

Add the vegetables and olives. to the cheese sauce.  Cook until the vegetables are starting to soften. At this point, when the water is boiling well, add the gnocchi to the large pan.

When the gnocchi begins to rise to the top, remove from the heat and drain. Divide between plates.

Ladle the vegetables in cheese sauce over the top.

Sprinkle the pepper over the top.


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