Basil Pesto Gnocchi

Basil Pesto Ingredients:

  • 6 Tbsp shredded Parmesan
  • 6-8 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • ¼ – ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 1½ cups basil

Gnocchi Ingredients:

  • 1# box gnocchi
  • 5 Tbsp Basil Pesto (recipe above)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, chopped


Place all pesto ingredients in a food processor and process with an “s” blade until smooth.  Add olive oil as needed to reach desired consistency.

In a medium sauce pan, bring 1 quart water to a boil.  Add gnocchi, breaking apart any that are stuck together. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until gnocchi all float to the top. Drain. Return gnocchi to saucepan, stir in remaining ingredients, and heat through.