Homemade Gnocchi with Pesto

Picture yourself in the heart of Italy, a charming trattoria nestled in a cobbled alleyway. The air is infused with the aroma of fresh basil and the delightful chatter of locals. Now, bring that experience to your own kitchen with our mouthwatering recipe for Homemade Gnocchi with Pesto. It’s a dish that encapsulates the essence of Italian comfort food and invites you to savor the simple pleasures of life.


  • 2 cups potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Start by making the gnocchi dough. Mix the mashed potatoes, flour, beaten egg, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Knead until a soft dough forms.
  2. Divide the dough into small portions and roll them into ropes. Cut bite-sized pieces and press them with a fork to create the classic gnocchi shape.
  3. Bring a pot of salted water to a gentle boil. Cook the gnocchi in batches until they float to the surface. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. To prepare the pesto, blend basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Gently toss the cooked gnocchi in the homemade pesto until well coated.
  6. Serve your delicious homemade gnocchi with an extra sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a few fresh basil leaves on top.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Delight in the flavors of Italy with our Homemade Gnocchi with Pesto recipe. Pillowy soft gnocchi are lovingly coated in a fragrant basil pesto, creating a dish that’s both comforting and luxurious.

Nutrition information: Calories: 380; Total Fat: 22g; Carbohydrates: 37g; Protein: 9g

Imagine sharing this exquisite dish with loved ones, each bite transporting you to the sun-soaked Mediterranean coast. Bring the taste of Italy into your home and create lasting memories with this Homemade Gnocchi with Pesto. Buon appetito!

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