Pesto and Lemon Gnocchi

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Jewelies

From Australian Family Circle. An Australian cup is 250ml and a tablespoon is 20ml.

Top Review by Her Momesty

This is definitely family fav! My guests have loved it too and have requested the recipe every time. I make the pesto ahead and freeze it in 3 TBS portions. It makes it a quick and easy meal that everyone loves! Thank you Jewelies!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the pesto, combine the basil, pinenuts and garlic in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. With the motor running, slowly pour in the oil. Add the parmesan and process until smooth.
  2. Heat the oil in a small pan. Add the garlic and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the cream and 3 tablesspoons of the pesto and bring to the boil. Be careful as it will boil over easily. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi according to the packet instructions. Drain and place the gnocchi in a large bowl. Pour on the sauce and toss thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper and stir through the lemon juice just before serving.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with basil and serve with lemon wedges.

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