Basil Pesto Gnocchi


Wow!  This recipe is delicious!!! I went to the store to get pine nuts for a pesto stuffed tomato recipe, and ended up grabbing some whole wheat potato gnocchi as well.  I decided to experiment with the two ingredients and the end result tasted incredible and was high in fiber, too!

Recipe creates 1 serving:

1/2 cup whole wheat potato gnocchi

1 Tbsp butter

4 oz white mushrooms

Juice from 1/2 lemon

1-2 garlic cloves

2 tsp basil puree

1/2 cup kale

1/2 cup spinach

5 cherry tomatoes

1 Tbsp pine nuts

Pepper to taste

Parmesan cheese (if desired)

Boil gnocchi in app. 1 quart of water until the gnocchi rises to the top (app. 4 minutes).

Saute mushrooms in pan with butter.  Add lemon juice, garlic and basil puree and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Add kale, spinach, cherry tomatoes, and pine nuts.  Saute until tomatoes almost burst and kale is wilted.

Mix gnocchi and sauce together.  Add a sprinkle of pepper and/or parmesan cheese if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 813 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories                     278                                                         Calories from Fat        125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat                                                                                                 13.9g                21%
Saturated Fat                                                                                           2.1g                10%
Trans Fat                                                                                                 0.0g
Cholesterol                                                                                              0mg                 0%
Sodium                                                                                                 214mg                 9%
Total Carbohydrates                                                                            34.5g                11%
Dietary Fiber                                                                                          9.8g                39%
Sugars                                                                                                     18.4g
Protein                                                                                                    11.6g
Vitamin A 248% Vitamin C 211%
Calcium 14% Iron 20%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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