Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce Recipe
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Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce Recipe

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Prepared pesto makes a flavorful sauce for gnocchi and vegetables.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • Toasted pine nuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 371 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 671mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein


  1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute zucchini and yellow pepper in oil until zucchini is tender.
  2. Drain gnocchi; add to skillet with the pesto. Gently stir until coated. Stir in tomatoes. Sprinkle with pine nuts if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p193

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"Very plain. Needs more flavor."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Sounds like a quick meal to make when you haven't got much time. Think I'll add some mushrooms to it though. Thank you ' AuntieA1955 ' for the basil recipe. I've never tried roasted garlic before. Will do some pine nuts and sunflower seeds in a pestle and mortar, then add the garlic, grated cheese, chopped basil, oil and lemon juice. Blenders are alright if you really need them. But you can make this just as easily by hand, without all that washing up."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"This is a great way to use up the pesto I made from the summer's extra basil! Easy and delicious."

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"I would like to share my prep for home made pesto if you are like me and like the fresh taste. Oven roast whole bulb of garlic by slicing off top portion of head, drizzle w/ olive oil, wrap in foil. Roast in 400 oven, 10-15 min. Meanwhile in blender or preferably Vita-Mix, add Basil leafs and olive oil. Blend in small batches as much as you need or do several and freeze in batches in a size that you'll use in a week time. Add only enough oil to keep the blender action moving, don't worry about it tho! Dry chop pine or walnuts. Pine nuts have gotten really pricey! Add to basil and oil mix along with your prefered amount of parm. cheese and cooled roasted garlic. Store in fridge up to one week, stir before use. Don't add chhese while blending, oil get's too warm. Roasting garlic gives a wonderful sweet flavor! This is also nice in grilled cheese."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"Great taste and easy to make"

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