Gnocchi Pesto Recipe

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Gnocchi, soft Italian dumplings made from boiled and mashed potatoes and flour, are a healthy substitute for pasta. The only difference between gnocchi and other dumplings is that it is not filled with anything. Potato gnocchi is high in vitamin C and low in cholesterol.

Gnocchi is mostly made from semolina, ordinary wheat flour, cheese, potato and breadcrumbs. But the most traditional way of making gnocchi is with potatoes.

Step 1: Ingredients:

  • 1 bowl Potato gnocchi
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tomato cut in cube or 5 to 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp pasta sauce basil pesto sauce preferred
  • ½ tsp oregano herb
  • ½ tsp red chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt per taste
  • Mozzarella cheese optional
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

Step 2: Step by Step Method:

  1. Place a saucepan on the medium flame and heat 2 glass of water along with tsp of salt and a tbsp of oil.
  2. When the water comes to boil, add gnocchi to the water and cook till it becomes tender.

Step 3:

3. Till the gnocchi is getting cooked, place a frying pan on the other burner and add a tbsp of olive oil in the pan.

Step 4:

4. Add chopped red bell peppers into the pan and saute for 2 mins.

5. Add chopped zucchini (courgette) into the pan and stir it nicely and let it again cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

6. Then add chopped tomatoes and give it a nice mix. Cherry tomatoes go well with this recipe. Since I was out of stock with cherry tomatoes I am using the normal ones.

Step 5:

7. Now, strain the gnocchi and add it into frying pan along with other veggies and give it a nice mix. You can also add boiled water of gnocchi as it contains starch and gives a nice texture to the dish.

8. Then, add crushed garlic cloves and pasta sauce, stir all the ingredients nicely for a few seconds.

9.Gnocchi is completely cooked, turn off the flame and add the seasonings over it - black pepper powder, red chilli flakes and oregano herb. Mix all the ingredients nicely and garnish it with chopped green spring onions.

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