FoodBroccoli gnocchi: A delicious two-ingredient game-changer

Broccoli gnocchi: A delicious two‑ingredient game-changer

Children will love green gnocchi.
Children will love green gnocchi.
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7:02 PM EDT, May 25, 2024

It's hard to resist green gnocchi. They're not only appealing due to their striking greenness but also because of their texture—they are like tiny pillows. But that's just the beginning of their advantages because the preparation takes just a few moments, and you need only two ingredients.

Green gnocchi will diversify your diet and your children's diet. You can sneak broccoli into their meals—a vegetable not always appreciated by the youngest but incredibly healthy and versatile in cooking. Since I started making green gnocchi, my family doesn't even want to hear about the potato ones. You have to try this recipe.

Green gnocchi that kids will love. The secret ingredient

Delicate, soft gnocchi without potatoes will be loved by dumpling fans and by everyone who isn't afraid of kitchen experiments. The main ingredient—broccoli—is responsible for the charming color of the gnocchi. Their intense greenness catches the eye, even of the youngest diners, transforming the dish into something much more attractive.

Broccoli gnocchi is made from two ingredients: flour and broccoli florets. The dumplings are quick to prepare and can be served in many ways, such as with cream, garlic sauce, toasted nuts, or cottage cheese. The recipe for this fantastic two-ingredient gnocchi was shared by Piotr Ogiński, a chef and participant in Polish editions of "Hell's Kitchen" and "Top Chef," currently managing social media profiles "Kocham Gotować."

Broccoli green gnocchi. Recipe


  • 1 broccoli
  • 3 oz all-purpose flour


  1. Cut the broccoli into florets and throw them into boiling salted water. Cook the broccoli florets for about 7 minutes.
  2. After this time, remove the florets from the hot water and place them in a bowl of cold water. Set the vegetable aside to cool (it shouldn't be warm!).
  3. Then drain the broccoli florets well and purée them into a smooth mass.
  4. Mix the mass with flour and knead it into dough. Don't knead it for too long.
  5. Next, place the ready dough on a floured surface, form a roll, and cut out gnocchi.
  6. Cook the gnocchi in salted water. When they float, transfer them to a pan with melted butter.
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