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15 Minute Lemon Parmesan Cauliflower Gnocchi

This lemon cauliflower parmesan gnocchi is the perfect weeknight meal or side dish! Cheesy, lemony, toasted gnocchi is delicious.
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  • 12 ounces cauliflower gnocchi, frozen or fresh/thawed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cup cream
  • ¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
  • 2 lemons, zest freshly grated
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh herbs, like basil or parsley, for topping


  • Heat the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once melted and bubbling, add in the cauliflower gnocchi. It can be frozen or thawed! Cook the gnocchi for 2 to 3 minutes, without tossing, until it gets golden brown on one side. Flip and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more. You want it golden brown on both sides and by that point, it should be cooked and warm through!
  • Pour in the heavy cream, the lemon zest and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir in the parmesan. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed. The gnocchi will soak up a bit of the cream, but it still adds a wonderful richness and texture to the dish. Top with fresh herbs and serve, with more parmesan for topping.

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