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Creamy Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

Posted by on August 16, 2018

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

These creamy pillows of deliciousness cook in 20 minutes and make a great week night dinner. This is just one of the 120 easy recipes in Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners. Even if you’re not a beginner cook, you’ll want this cookbook so meals are easy and relaxing to make!


1 16 ounce package Potato Gnocchi
1 tablespoon Butter
¼ cup Pesto, (store-bought)
¼ cup Heavy Cream
Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons Fresh Chopped Basil
Grated Parmesan Cheese, (optional)

1. Boil a large pot of water over high heat, then boil the gnocchi for 2 to 4 minutes, until tender (or according to package directions). Drain and reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.
2. Heat the butter in the same pan over medium heat (or you could use another skillet). Add the pesto, cream and reserved pasta water. Stir in the gnocchi and gently mix together.
3. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the sauce is creamy, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Sprinkle with the basil and serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.

• Prep: 5 Minutes
• Cook: 15 Minutes
• Total Time: 20 Minutes

Source: Food Fantic (4 servings)

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