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Cacio e Pepe Gnocchi

Frozen gnocchi are the secret to this decadent 5-ingredient take on the viral pasta.

Serves 4
Ready in 17 mins
Prep time 1 mins
Cooking time 16 mins
477 calories per serving


> 1 (20 oz) bag frozen gnocchi
> 4 tbsp unsalted butter
> 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
> 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
> 1/4 cup chopped parsley


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium. Add the gnocchi and stir gently to separate. Cook 3–5 min., until floating and tender. Reserve ⅔ cup pasta water, then drain.
Heat the butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high. Add the Parmesan, pepper, and gnocchi. Gradually add reserved pasta water until sauce is a creamy consistency. Season with salt. Garnish with the parsley.

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