Potato, what a versatile ingredient!!!

Gnocchi with pesto

Potato Gnocchi with Pesto sauce

This is a traditional dish from the northern Italy, it is simple to make (if you have ready prepared gnocchi or the ready Pesto sauce) and pretty complicated but very interesting if you decided to make it yourself. Now, for those who haven’t got a clue of what “Gnocchi” and not Gnocci is, it is simply a mixture of potatoes, flour, eggs and salt. How weird to make a “type of dough” similar to pasta and adding potatoes. The origin of the dish comes from the so-called” poor food” when people  used to mix different ingredients they could find in the kitchen during the war, to create in the end something really tasty.

Gnocchi is almost always accompanied by the pesto sauce which is another interesting mixture between Basil, good olive oil, salt,pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan and Pecorino cheese. The colour and the consistency the dish is wonderful because you get the herby flavours blended well with earthy ones of the potatoes and the flour,then if you add the salty taste of the parmesan cheese you would really appreciate  the simplicity and the unique features of this dish.

I invite you to try it, you will be nicely surprised.

 

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14 comments

  1. Yum!! Not had gnocchi & pesto in ages!

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  2. My boyfriend made me an amazing cheese and gnocchi dish before. Then when I tried making it, it turned out so squishy. So good though.

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    1. The important thing is that you enjoyed it! I love gnocchi, they are really quick to cook usually they take about 2 minutes in boiling water and they are ready to eat.
      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  3. I’ve literally just now made and ate gnocchi with some tomatoes, anchovies and basil sauce, but
    because there are still plenty of gnocchi left, I’m going to cook them again tomorrow..with pesto! Thank you for reminding me about it! 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words, hope you will like it, I love gnocchi with pesto,
      Your gnocchi recipe sounds really yummy 🙂

      Alice

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  4. loveh3 · · Reply

    I LOVE Gnochhi : ) I really need this recipe!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and the nice words! Hope you will like the results! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. loveh3 · ·

        I’ll be making it this week : )

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      2. I’m really happy, hope you will like the results,
        Please let me know 🙂

        Best wishes,
        Alice

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  5. Alice, this looks great! Gnocchi is probably one of my favorite dishes…especially with pesto!

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words granolafactory , I am really happy you like gnocchi as much as I do! 🙂
      Thank you again for stopping by! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  7. […] really enjoyed cooking this recipe, not only because it is different from the usual gnocchi and  incredibly cheap but  also delicious and tasteful. My husband was a bit sceptical at the […]

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