Gnocchi garnish with Basil

Gnocchi with Creamy Pesto and Vegetables

If you like recipes with gnocchi, then you’ll enjoy this!   Fried until they’re golden and combine with delicious, Juicy cherry tomatoes! Finished off with a gorgeous home-made unique creamy pesto, this is a mid-week meal that you’ll love!


Gnocchi with courgette and tomatoes with creamy pesto.

Gnocchi with Creamy Pesto and Vegetables

Serves 4


  • 2 Packs Gnocchi
  • 1 Punnet of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2/3 Medium Courgettes
  • 1 Clove of Garlic  (grated or use a garlic press)
  • Large Bunch of Basil (chop finely.  Put by some for the dressing)
  • 1 Small Pot of Creme fraiche
  • Dash of milk
  • 100g Parmesan Cheese
  • 25 – 50g Pine Nuts





  1. Cube the courgettes and halve the cherry tomatoes.  Set aside.
  2. Prepare the pesto :
  3. Place the creme fraiche in a bowl.  Chop the nuts, amount to suit, add to the bowl. Add the garlic and basil.  Mix and set aside
  4. Put a small amount of olive oil in a pan, gently fry the gnocchi until they start to turn golden.
  5. Add the courgettes and fry for 3 – 5 minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes and fry for 2 minutes.
  7. Take off the stove.
  8. Mix the Pesto into the cooked ingredients along with the parmesan cheese.
  9. Serve and dress with a couple of basil leaves.


Let me know if you try this recipe.  There was plenty for and some left over for lunch tomorrow for me!  Win-Win!


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