Gnocchi with Mushrooms & Walnut Pesto

Whoever says vegetarian meals are boring, convince them otherwise with this easy, super tasty recipe.

Gnocchi with Mushrooms & Walnut Pesto - The Beginner's Cookbook Recipe
Gnocchi with Mushrooms & Walnut Pesto – The Beginner’s Cookbook Recipe

What you need:

  • A knife and a chopping board
  • A mini chopper (I have that one).
  • A pan

Ingredients for 2 persons:

  • 400 gr fresh gnocchi
  • 250 gr fresh mushrooms
  • 2 big handfuls salad arugula
  • Fresh parsley
  • Butter

For the pesto:

  • A big handful walnuts
  • 25 gr grated parmesan (1/8 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Half a lemon
  • Salt & pepper

Before you Start:

  • Slice the mushrooms
  • Squeeze the lemon

Ready to go?

  • Prepare the pesto:
    • In the mini chopper, put all the ingredients needed (see ingredients > for the pesto section above)
    • Taste, add more salt & pepper if needed
    • Set aside
  • Follow the cooking instruction on the Gnocchi package (I didn’t have to boil mine, but you may need to).
  • Heat the butter and a spoon of olive oil in a pan on medium high heat. Sauté the mushrooms for 5 minutes or more till they get brown.
  • Then add the gnocchi and pour half of the pesto you have prepared just before. Stir regularly and keep cooking till the gnocchi are brown too.
  • Add the parsley, stir again.
  • Add the arugula no more than 1 minutes so it stays crisp.
  • With the remaining pesto in the mini chopper, add a a bit of water and mix again.
  • Serve the Gnocchi preparation in a plate and pour the pesto over.



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