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Creamy Kale Pesto Gnocchi in white bowl with copper fork

Creamy Kale Pesto Gnocchi

  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3-4 1x


Whip up this deliciously simple and vegetarian pasta dish in under 15 minutes with just one pot and a blender!


  • 1 1/2 lbs to 2 lbs gnocchi pasta
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cups fresh kale leaves
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook gnocchi until tender according to box instructions (usually about 3-4 minutes). Drain.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend basil, kale, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil and cream together until completely combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Toss warm, cooked gnocchi creamy pesto sauce until coated. Garnish with any remaining shredded parmesan and chopped basil. Serve immediately.