Creamy Pesto Gnocchi

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Creamy Pesto Gnocchi
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Creamy pesto gnocchi - #pesto #gnocchi #recipe #eatwell101 - An easy and comforting weeknight recipe you’ll keep making again and again. Gnocchi is cooked in a delicious creamy pesto sauce loaded with flavor!

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi Recipe – This easy, creamy pesto gnocchi recipe means “dinner is ready in just 20 minutes”! Pesto gnocchi is made with only 6 ingredients: store-bought gnocchi, basil pesto, chicken broth, garlic, parmesan, and heavy cream. Creamy pesto gnocchi dinner is an easy comforting weeknight meal that you’ll keep making over and over again! Enjoy!

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Creamy pesto gnocchi recipe

If you are looking for an easy and flavorful meal, give creamy gnocchi with pesto a try. Creamy pesto gnocchi is an easy and comforting recipe that’s perfect for a weeknight. Gnocchi is cooked in a flavorful pesto sauce that’s super easy to make. It’s such a simple dinner to make when you need something that’s both low-effort and delicious!

How to make creamy pesto gnocchi

To make the gnocchi we used a package of store-bought gnocchi. First make the creamy pesto sauce by heating cream, pesto, wine (or chicken broth), and minced garlic. Once the sauce is smooth, throw in the gnocchi and cook on low for 5 to 10 minutes, until gnocchi are cooked through. Add grated parmesan right before serving. Easy!

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1. To make the creamy pesto gnocchi: Add the pesto, cream, wine, and garlic to a deep skillet over medium heat.

2. When the sauce starts to gently bubble, stir in the gnocchi. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

3. Uncover the pan and give a good stir to the gnocchi. Continue to cook it for a couple more minutes, stirring often (the sauce will thicken quickly as the gnocchi releases more starch).

4. Once the creamy sauce is thickened to your liking, stir in the parmesan cheese. Add a wine or cream splash if the sauce gets too thick. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and serve the creamy pesto gnocchi immediately. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the creamy pesto gnocchi recipe

  • If you like your gnocchi crisper, fry them in a tablespoon of butter or olive oil before making the sauce.
  • You can serve this pesto gnocchi recipe with grilled or roasted chicken, salmon, shrimp, steak, or sausage. This is perfect with a rotisserie chicken and a simple salad for an ultra-quick dinner!
  • Add some toasted pine nuts on top of the gnocchi for a nice smokey flavor!

What to serve with the pesto gnocchi?

The creamy pesto gnocchi recipe is a full dish on its own, but nothing prevents you to enjoy it with a since of garlic bread or baguette with a crisp salad on the side. If you want to add some protein, grilled chicken or Italian sausage on top of the gnocchi will be awesome.

Pesto gnocchi variations

Making your own pesto is quite easy so feel free to add your own twist to the mix. Traditional pesto consists of basil, garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, Parmesan, and olive oil. Sundried tomatoes, arugula, or cashew nuts can make great additions, or give our kale pesto recipe a try or instance!

How to keep the creamy pesto gnocchi leftovers

You can keep creamy pesto gnocchi leftover in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or in a saucepan with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

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