Cheesy pesto gnocchi recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 05 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 500 kCal 25%
Fat 32g 46%
  -  Saturates 16g 80%
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  • Soft potato makes gnocchi light and fluffy and a delicious alternative to pasta. This quick and easy dish combines soft cheese, herby pesto sauce and fresh rocket to make a tasty meal that can be on the table in just 20 minutes. This cheesy pesto gnocchi is the perfect store-cupboard quick fix when you fancy a delicious dinner fast.


    • 500g pack gnocchi
    • Pinch of salt
    • 200g full-fat soft cheese
    • 3tbsp pesto
    • 30g Parmesan, grated
    • Freshly grated nutmeg
    • Rocket, to serve


    • Pour boiling water from the kettle into a pan. Add the gnocchi and salt, bring back to the boil and cook for 3 minutes until the gnocchi float to the surface.

    • Drain the gnocchi. Add the soft cheese to the pan with the pesto and heat gently to melt. Return the gnocchi to the pan and stir gently to coat in the sauce. Sprinkle over the Parmesan and a good grating of nutmeg. Serve with rocket.

    Top tip for making Cheesy pesto gnocchi

    You could swap the pesto for red pesto if you fancy a change

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