Recipe: 10-minute pesto butter gnocchi

Recipe: 10-minute pesto butter gnocchi

05m prep I 05m cook I 4 servings


The sweet flavours of basil, nutty parmesan and crunchy pine nuts are the stars in this buttery sauce. Serve over pillows of potato gnocchi for a quick and easy dinner.


7 Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh basil, trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp finely grated parmesan, plus extra, to serve
  • 40g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 500g pkt fresh potato gnocchi



Step 1

Place garlic, basil leaves and thin stems (discard thick stems), pine nuts, parmesan, butter and oil in a food processor. Process until smooth.

Step 2

Cook gnocchi in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 2 minutes or until gnocchi floats. Drain.

Step 3

Return gnocchi to pan and add basil mixture. Toss gently to combine. Divide among serving bowls. Top with extra parmesan. Season with pepper to serve.


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