30 Minute Brown Butter Sage Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts


  • 16 oz vacuum packaged gnocchi
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 5 sage leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts


  1. Bring a pot of salted water (it should taste like the ocean) to a rolling boil
  2. Cook your gnocchi until all the dumplings float (it shouldn’t take more than 3 or so minutes – read the package instructions)
  3. Drain in a colander and set aside
  4. Meanwhile, make your sauce
  5. In a large saute pan, add your butter, sage, and garlic over medium heat
  6. Cook until butter has browned, stirring almost constantly
  7. Discard garlic and set sage leaves aside to drain over a few layers of paper towel
  8. Add the gnocchi into the brown butter, stir to combine
  9. Turn the heat up to medium-high and let the gnocchi saute in the pan for a few minutes, stirring often
  10. Meanwhile, toast your pine nuts
  11. In a small pan, add your pine nuts and toast over medium heat until areas of the pine nuts are turning golden brown
  12. Add your spinach and pine nuts in with the gnocchi
  13. Stir until the spinach has wilted
  14. Serve and top with Parmesan cheese (optional) and black pepper