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Pesto Gnocchi

Pesto Gnocchi

Not only is the A to Z challenge a challenge to keep up with, but it really does present a challenge in the kitchen! Always trying to make and post a food item with the letter of the day!  Not to mention that although I have written a few of these in advance I didn’t quite set the publish times correctly. (oops!)

Today’s letter is P – and the food item for today is Pesto.  I grow basil all year round to cook with. I could put basil in almost anything! Pesto is quick and easy to make. My kids love it and use as a condiment almost as much as some people use ketchup. It is great as a sauce, or as a spread for a sandwich or wrap!

For this meal, we added it to some fresh Gnocchi!  YUM!


  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese

    Pesto Gnocchi

    Pesto Gnocchi

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
  2.  Add 1/2 cup of the oil and continue to process until smooth.
  3. Add the cheese and pulse until incorporated
  4. Season with salt and pepper.