PestoGnocchi-1 Food in Pixels

PestoGnocchi-1 Food in Pixels

A soft little ball of potatoes! Gnocchi is a really popular Italian dish and it has been possible only after America was discovered and potatoes were imported to Europe. Before that there was already something similar, a piece of dough in a round shape, but the recipe reached its perfection with the use of potatoes.

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Today we tried them with a classic basil pesto. Roberto really like pesto, he can even eat it by him self or on a little piece of bread. So he was in charge of cooking! I always thought that it was a sauce that required a lot of work but honestly it really doesn’t, it’s fast and easy! It was my first time trying pesto over gnocchi and I think that it’s a perfect match! Try and let us know your opinion 🙂

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Pesto Gnocchi
  • 1lb Potato Gnocchi
  • 1 cup Fresh Basil
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Pine Nuts
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • a pinch of Salt
  1. Crush the garlic in the mortar with a tiny bit of salt
  2. add the basil leafs and a little more salt, crush well
  3. work the basil until it become a green paste
  4. add the pine nuts and crush everything until smooth
  5. add the cheese little by little
  6. add the olive oil stirring constantly
  7. blend everything together until you reach an even sauce
  8. cook the potato gnocchi as directed on the box and combine the pesto



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