This sun-dried tomato pesto gnocchi is BIG on the flavor and the ease! The secret is in the homemade sun-dried tomato pesto and tender charred zucchini.
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Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Gnocchi with Charred Zucchini

This sun-dried tomato pesto gnocchi is BIG on the flavor and the ease! The secret is in the homemade sun-dried tomato pesto and tender charred zucchini.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Gnocchi & Zucchini

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchinis, cut into 1-in cubes
  • 1 lb gnocchi, cooked according to package instructions
  • Additional grated Parmesan and minced fresh basil for garnishing

Instructions

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  1. Place sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, basil, garlic, and Parmesan in a food processor. Pulse while drizzling olive oil through top until pesto is smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Season pesto with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

Gnocchi & Zucchini

  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Saute zucchini cubes until tender and slightly charred. Remove from heat and transfer zucchini to small bowl.

  2. In same skillet over medium-high heat, brown cooked gnocchi in remaining butter/oil mixture, flipping them occasionally until golden-brown. Add zucchini back to skillet and toss in pesto. Top gnocchi with additional grated Parmesan and basil and serve hot. Enjoy!