Pesto Gnocchi

This pesto gnocchi will become your go-to summer meal. This dish is filled with potato gnocchi, peppers, zucchini, pesto, pine nuts and cheese. It’s bold, full of flavor, and so delicious!

Pesto Gnocchi

Family-Favorite Gnocchi Pesto

How incredible does this gnocchi pesto look? All those fresh veggies, that thick potato gnocchi pasta, and the shavings of parmesan cheese. Those colors are gorgeous. I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it!! This recipe is a tried and true family-favorite. I could eat this pesto gnocchi every day. It’s that good.

There are tons of different times when this recipe comes in handy. It makes a great lunch that you can prepare ahead of time and eat throughout the week. It also makes a tasty dinner meal that your family is guaranteed to love. Needing a quick dish to bring to a summer picnic? This gnocchi pesto is your answer.

Gnocchi Pesto

How to Make Gnocchi with Pesto

You’re going to want to chop and dice all of the veggies before you begin cooking. This prep work will make your cooking process go smoother. Start out by cooking your gnocchi pasta according to the directions on the package. Use any brand of gnocchi you prefer. Drain it and set it aside. Add the two teaspoons of olive oil to skillet over medium heat. Throw in the diced zucchini and peppers and sauce until tender. Pour in the pesto sauce and the gnocchi pasta and stir it all together gently. Then add your chopped tomatoes. If you want a little something extra, sprinkle some toasted pine nuts on top.

This recipe feeds four people so definitely double it if you need more. I don’t think you could have too much of this salad. It makes delicious leftovers.

Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

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Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

5 from 6 votes

This pesto gnocchi will become your go-to summer meal. This dish is filled with potato gnocchi, peppers, zucchini, pesto, pine nuts and cheese. It's bold, full of flavor, and so delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 16 ounces potato gnocchi
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup zucchini diced
  • 1/2 cup yellow pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup pesto sauce
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • pine nuts toasted
  • Parmesan Cheese shredded


  1. Cook and drain gnocchi according to package directions.

  2. While gnocci is cooking, add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Saute diced zucchini and peppers until tender.

  3. Gently stir in pesto and gnocchi. Add tomatoes and carefully stir to coat. Top with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese (optional). Yield: 4 servings.

Adapted from Taste of Home.


Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    I was a little leery to try this, but when i saw that you can use PREMADE GNOCCHI I knew I had to try it. I cant wait to try more of your recipes.