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Pesto Gnocchi

Pesto Gnocchi

Course Dinner
Keyword gnocchi recipe, gnocchi sauce, pesto gnocchi
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Brandon


  • 1 (16 ounce) package potato gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto (homemade or store-bought)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for topping
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Optional toppings: baby arugula, toasted walnuts, lemon juice


    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook gnocchi according to package instructions. Drain, but reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid.
    • Meanwhile, warm butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once melted, toss in cooked gnocchi. Let cook for 1 minute, then take off the heat. Stir in pesto, tossing to coat. Season to taste with salt.
    • To serve, spoon some gnocchi in a shallow bowl and top with freshly grated Parmesan and black pepper. If you’d like to level up the dish, top with some baby arugula leaves, toasted walnuts and a squeeze of lemon juice.