This is a quick, easy, and best of all one pan dish that tastes delicious! Unlike most gnocchi recipes, these are cooked in a frying pan until they get a crisp brown butter coating to mimic their crisp brown buttery brussels sprout friends. Butter really does make everything better, and a brown butter sauce kicks it up another notch. I made this as a side dish, but it can be a meal in itself.
1 lb brussel sprouts
1 -2 tsp lemon juice
4 tbsp olive oil
Red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 package of gnocchi
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp honey
Shredded parmesan cheese
Clean the brussels sprouts, cut off the bottoms, and cut them in half.
Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the brussels sprouts flat side down. Season with salt and pepper, and lemon juice. Cook for 5 minutes without stirring until the bottoms are brown.
Sprinkle the sprouts with red pepper flakes, and stir. I only use a little as I don’t like my food spicy, but use as much as you like. Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes, they should be tender and crisp.
Remove sprouts from the pan and set aside.
Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the pan. Add the gnocchi making sure they are all separated. Cook covered and without stirring for about 3-4 minutes until the bottoms are brown.
Add the butter and honey to the pan, and season with pepper. Give them a good stir.
Continue cooking while stirring for another few minutes until the butter is foamy and a golden color.
Add the brussels sprouts back into the pan and cook for a few minutes until they are warmed through.
Top with some shredded parmesan cheese, and enjoy!