Mains, Vegetarian

Gluten-Free Gnocchi Cacio e Pepe (black pepper gnocchi)

Cooking method:

Ninja Zerostick Cookware
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total time: 12 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Gluten-Free Gnocchi Cacio e Pepe (black pepper gnocchi)

This Gluten-Free Gnocchi Cacio e Pepe is a quick and easy comforting dish. Gluten-free gnocchi is coated in a black pepper and pecorino sauce that is to die for!

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy


  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 400g gluten-free fresh gnocchi
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 70g finely grated pecorino or parmesan
  • Handful green leaves or chopped fresh herbs

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  • Step 1

    Toast peppercorns in the Ninja Foodi ZEROSTICK 20cm Saucepan until they begin to ‘pop’ and become fragrant. Roughly crush in a pestle and mortar once cooled slightly and set to one side.

  • Step 2

    Cook the gnocchi according to the pack instructions but omit salt from the water. Drain, reserving 200ml cooking water and leave to cool slightly.

  • Step 3

    Melt the butter in the same pan on a low to medium heat, then pour in 100ml of the reserved cooking water. Whisk in the pecorino and half of the ground black pepper. Add the remaining reserved cooking water a little at a time until fully combined. Whisk often until the consistency of the sauce is like bechamel/white sauce. Taste and add more black pepper if you wish.

  • Step 4

    Add the cooked gnocchi and gently stir to coat . Plate up as a main between 2 people or as a side between. Sprinkle over some green leaves or roughly chopped fresh herbs and enjoy.