spinach, leek & mushroom gnocchi

spinach gnocchi

I surprised myself yesterday by whipping up a surprisingly tasty and cheap meal from items I already had at home. Leeks are apparently one of the only vegetables that will survive the Scottish winter, and friends of mine are still harvesting them from their gardens! I’ve definitely grown to love leeks since moving to Scotland, even though apparently they are popular in Bavarian cuisine as well.

Serves: 2

Cost: about 45p per serving


  • half a packet ready-made gnocchi 30p
  • handful spinach (frozen is fine), defrosted 10p
  • 150g chestnut mushrooms, sliced 25p
  • 1 leek, sliced 15p
  • 2 tablespoons single cream (optional) 10p
  • nutmeg, salt & pepper, dried thyme & sage


  1. cook the gnocchi in a pan of salted water for 2-3 minutes (according to the instructions on the packet)
  2. heat a few tablespoons oil or butter in a frying pan
  3. add the leeks and soften for about 5 minutes, then add the mushrooms
  4. cook on medium heat for about 5-10 minutes until they are soft
  5. add the gnocchi, cream, spinach, a sprinkling of nutmeg, and thyme or sage if you have it on hand
  6. cook for another 5 minutes until the ingredients are combined and then season with salt & pepper and serve

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