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Creamy Pesto Gnocchi

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi

with Courgette and Baby Plum Tomatoes

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Juicy tomatoes combine beautifully with plump little gnocchi, fried until their golden. Add a creamy pesto sauce and it becomes a symphony of summery flavour. Enjoy!

Preparation Time30 minutes
Difficulty levelLevel 2
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 punnet(s)

Baby Plum Tomatoes

1 unit(s)


1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 bag(s)



¾ pack(s)

Crème Fraîche


1 pack(s)

Hard Cheese (Italian Style)


400 grams



1 bag(s)


1 pot(s)

Green Pesto

(ContainsNuts, Milk)
Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
Energy (kJ)3410 kJ
Energy (kcal)815 kcal
Fat45.0 g
of which saturates14.0 g
Carbohydrate82 g
of which sugars12.0 g
Protein24 g
Salt2.0 g
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites.
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Frying Pan
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Halve the tomatoes. Remove the top and bottom from the courgette. Halve lengthways, then slice lengthways into 1cm wide strips. Chop into 1cm chunks. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Roughly chop the walnuts.


Put the crème fraîche in a bowl and mix in the pesto and half the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.


Heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. When hot, add the gnocchi and fry until golden, 6-8 mins. Stir every minute or so to make sure the gnocchi doesn't burn. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.


Once golden, remove the gnocchi from the pan and set to one side. Add another drizzle of oil to the now-empty frying pan and add the chopped courgette. Stir-fry until softened and slightly coloured, another 3-4 mins.


Stir the garlic and tomatoes into the pan. Cook for 3 mins more, until the tomatoes are starting to soften, then return the gnocchi to the pan. Stir regularly to stop the garlic from burning!

Finish and Serve
Finish and Serve

Take the pan off the heat and mix the creamy pesto and half of the chopped walnuts into the gnocchi. Add a small splash of water if it looks a little thick! Serve the gnocchi in bowls, with the rocket leaves on top. Sprinkle over the chopped walnuts and remaining cheese. Buon appetito!