Creamy Basil And Sausage Pesto Gnocchi

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Recipe: #40097

February 04, 2023

"Mikekey was talking about something like this ,it just sounded so good I wanted to make something like it. Use a dry Italian cheese mix for the top"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (465.5 g)
  • Calories 350.3
  • Total Fat - 30.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 55.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1417.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 13.6 g
  • Calcium - 225.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook gnocchi in heavily salted boiling water until floating

Step 2

Drain saving 1/2 cup of the water

Step 3


Step 4

Heat oil

Step 5

Add sausage and garlic

Step 6

Saute garlic until fragrant

Step 7

Add wine

Step 8

Add the pesto

Step 9

Add the gnocchi

Step 10

Add the cheese

Step 11

Add the cream

Step 12

(Can add some of the water you cooked gnocchi in)

Step 13

Simmer don't boil

Step 14

Season to taste

Step 15

Toss in minced basil

Step 16

Top with toasted pine nuts and cheese

Step 17

Some red chili flakes if using to taste


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


5 + Stars!! This is amazing and so easy to make. I let my son and his friend go first, and all I got was a spoonful. Not enough to take a photo of. So if you have hearty eaters, be sure and double the recipe. I added all the extra pasta water and a bit more cream while I waited on garlic bread to finish up. Amazing flavor for very little work!! Saving in my Best of File!


review by:
(7 Feb 2024)


Right into my Best Of file it goes. We all loved it and we were drowning in our own drool, it was that good! I did cook the sausage first (sliced and left skin on, to save time), drained the fat, then added a bit of olive oil to the same skillet, then sautéed the garlic and proceeded as follows. Increased the sauce a bit to be enough for all of us (adding part heavy cream and part light cream, a bit more wine, etc.). Thank you, so much, Dee. Made it for FYC.


review by:
(7 Apr 2023)

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