Pesto and Lemon Gnocchi Recipe

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Pesto and Lemon Gnocchi
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  1. To make the pesto, combine the basil, pinenuts and garlic in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. With the motor running, slowly pour in the oil. Add the parmesan and process until smooth.
  2. Heat the oil in a small pan. Add the garlic and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the cream and 3 tablesspoons of the pesto and bring to the boil. Be careful as it will boil over easily. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi according to the packet instructions. Drain and place the gnocchi in a large bowl. Pour on the sauce and toss thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper and stir through the lemon juice just before serving.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with basil and serve with lemon wedges.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 575.78 Kcal (2411 kJ)
Calories from fat 431.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47.96g 74%
Cholesterol 59.31mg 20%
Sodium 578.96mg 24%
Potassium 382.77mg 8%
Total Carbs 27.28g 9%
Sugars 1.85g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.87g 7%
Protein 11.22g 22%
Vitamin C 7.7mg 13%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 270.9mg 27%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 219.52 Kcal (919 kJ)
Calories from fat 164.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.28g 74%
Cholesterol 22.61mg 20%
Sodium 220.73mg 24%
Potassium 145.93mg 8%
Total Carbs 10.4g 9%
Sugars 0.71g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.71g 7%
Protein 4.28g 22%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 13%
Iron 0.4mg 6%
Calcium 103.3mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.1
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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