Potato Gnocchi in Pesto Cream Sauce

Potato Gnocchi in Pesto Cream Sauce created by Jennibear

This is a delicious, warm and comforting food! Very filling...quick and easy. If you are wanting to try something new, please give this a try! Of course you can make your own gnocchi and pesto, but in a time pinch... the pre-made stuff works just fine. Pesto from the refridgerated section of the market works much better than a jarred pesto sauce. Fresher is also better. I like to serve this with baked acorn squash. This dish actually reheats pretty well the next day, too!

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11mins
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ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package gnocchi
  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh basil pesto (in the refridgerated section of the grocery)
  • 1 cup cream (you can also use half and half or milk)
  • 14 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper

directions

  • Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add lots of salt to the boiling water to help flavor the gnocchi. While the water is heating, get a sauce pan and whisk together the pesto, cream, salt and pepper over medium heat. Bring the sauce to a low boil and be sure to stir frequently. Turn down the heat to a low simmer. Once your water pot is at a full boil, gently add in the gnocchi to the boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes. The gnocchi will float to the top when they are done. Drain. Add the gnocchi to the pesto cream sauce. Stir to combine. Top with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
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"This is a delicious, warm and comforting food! Very filling...quick and easy. If you are wanting to try something new, please give this a try! Of course you can make your own gnocchi and pesto, but in a time pinch... the pre-made stuff works just fine. Pesto from the refridgerated section of the market works much better than a jarred pesto sauce. Fresher is also better. I like to serve this with baked acorn squash. This dish actually reheats pretty well the next day, too!"

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  1. David B.
    Great recipe, especially with the cream in the pesto. Note that "refridgerated" is spelled incorrectly... ??
  2. Maito
    Delicious and quick weeknight meal. I did omit the cream, and the sauce ratio was just right for us. Will make often!
  3. rosslare
    I only used 1/2 cup of cream and 1/2 jar of pesto, essentially cutting the sauce in half
  4. rosslare
    Fantastic fast food! Made with store bought gnocchi and pesto sauce, couldn't be quicker - or better! I only used 1/2 cup of cream and 1/2 jar of pesto, essentially cutting the sauce in half - there was still plenty of the sauce, just not surplus. I also stirred some rucola in, that I had hanging in the fridge. Absolutely delicious!
  5. tesla4all
    Used your concept and measurements as a guide as I made everything fresh.. cut my basil out back.. toasted my pine nuts and garlic.. , gnocchi from scratch ... As the previous review states the sauce/gnocchi ratio is a little high but the flavor was very memorable! Thanks....
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