Gorgeous gnocchi

This is my ultimate favourite gnocchi recipe. Packet gnocchi is so easy to find and is a great alternative to pasta. All the packet instructions on gnocchi recommend boiling it, however, I think that frying the gnocchi adds the gorgeous crispy texture that makes the dish work so well.

Ingredients: (serves 2)

  • 1 pack of gnocchi (you will find it in supermarkets in the chiller next to the pizza section)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • Half a red chilli, sliced
  • A few slices of chorizo (optional if vegetarian/ vegan)
  • A few tbsp green jar pesto
  • A handful of rocket
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
  • A handful of basil
  • Some parmesan, shaved (use vegan cheese, if vegan)


  1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan. Put all the gnocchi in the pan and fry until golden. This should take about 5-8 minutes. Ensure that the pan is on a medium heat and that you continuously stir so the gnocchi does not burn. FullSizeRenderFullSizeRender 3FullSizeRender 6
  2. Remove the gnocchi from the pan. Heat up a bit more olive oil and fry the garlic, chilli and chorizo for a few seconds.FullSizeRender 5
  3. Then return the gnocchi to the pan and add the pesto.
  4. Add the rocket, tomatoes and basil. Season with salt and pepper.FullSizeRender 4
  5. Top with more rocket and the parmesan. IMG_1971

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