Friday, March 23, 2012

Pesto Gnocchi

 
Ever since I first had gnocchi at a small little Italian restaurant in Atlanta I seem to have cravings for it every once in a while.  Nothing says comfort quite like gnocchi in a good vodka sauce but maybe that's just me!  It has become one of my favorite indulgences.  I love finding new ways to cook it and serve it.  

Recently I came across a recipe where you actually roasted it but to me it is so much better cooked the ole fashioned way....in a pot of water, but the rest of the ingredients peeked my interested....it was tossed with pesto which I had never had before.  

In the summer I am always looking for ways to use up my enormous amount of basil from the garden so I end up making tons of it to freeze and use for the rest of the year.  After seeing this recpe I ran with it and grabbed some pine nuts and Parmesan-Reggiano cheese and went on my merry way!  Holy cannelloni it was delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pesto Gnocchi
2 packages of gnocchi
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablepoons homemade pesto
Parmesan-Reggiano cheese, grated
Toasted pine nuts
  
Cook the gnocchi according to package instructions. Drain completely. Toss with with pesto, grated cheese and top with pine nuts.
  
Serve warm.
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, I just bought some gnocchi at this cute little Italian bakery and had no idea what to do with it. LOL! One of those impulse buys, they were making it fresh right there in front of you, and cheap, I think I paid less than 2 dollars a pack.
    Again thanks, looks great.

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  2. I am so thrilled you are going to try it! Where did you get the freshly made gnocchi? I have a recipe for it but haven't tried it yet and would love to be able to buy it fresh!!! Thanks for your kind words....they made my day!

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