Cheesy pesto gnocchi

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Cheesy pesto gnochhi
Cheesy pesto gnochhi
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe 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

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 500(kcal)
  • Fat 32.0g
  • Saturates 16.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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