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pesto gnocchi

Here's a really easy way to a make your own gnocchi with very few ingredients. The pesto really gives it a delicious flavour and I'm personally pesto obsessed. You can play around with the ingredients for this and the key is to have a really soft (and slightly sticky) dough that will easily roll into a rope shape you can cut it up into bite sized pieces.

I used my homemade pesto but you can use any that you like. You can find a recipe for the pesto here.

You can check out a step by step video of the gnocchi here:


Serves 2

200g plain flour

50g pesto

100g warm water

1. In a bowl combine the flour, pesto and water. Mix to form a soft dough. Gently mix with your hands and add more flour if too sticky. Roll into a ball and wrap in cling wrap. Chill in the fridge for 15 mins.

2. Transfer to a floured surface. I like to cut into half and work one section as a time. Roll out into a rope. Cut into bite sized pieces and press down with a fork.

3. To freeze and store for later - place in a single layer on a flat tray sprinkled with flour. Freeze for 30 mins. Once they freeze individually you can transfer them to a container and keep it in the fridge for later use.

4. To cook now - add to salted boiling water. Cook for 1-2 mins or until they float. Drain and add to a pan with a little olive oil. Pan fry for about 5 mins, gently tossing so they don’t get stuck.

5. Add greens of choice (I use basil and spinach) and season. I love using dried sage, it tastes amazing with gnocchi. A little sprinkle of salt and pepper and it’s ready to serve.

Serve with extra pesto or just a little drizzle of olive oil. I also love to add some sage as it adds such a delicious flavour.

I hope you give this a try!


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