Gnocchi cream sauce recipe
3.78 from 9 votes

Gnocchi and Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, easy recipe, gnocchi
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 489kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 8 oz heavy cream - (whole milk works too)
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 pound gnocchi - cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups broccoli florets - steamed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Prepare gnocchi according to package directions.
  • Steam the broccoli in the same pot as the gnocchi, while it's cooking.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saute pan over medium-low heat.
  • Add garlic and saute for one minute, or until fragrant.
  • Stir in flour for one minute.
  • Add cream and whisk until combined.
  • Let the sauce thicken over medium-low heat, whisking periodically for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Once sauce is thickened, add Parmesan cheese and stir until combined.
  • Add the cooked gnocchi and broccoli and stir until combined.
  • Top with extra grated Parmesan.
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