Gnocchi Pesto and Sausages

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Gnocchi Pesto and Sausages


Gnocchi are fluffy potato dumpling pasta drowning in an irresistible cream – My creamy pesto gnocchi with italian sausage is a marriage of the perfect flavors that will literally melt in your mouth.

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Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Italian Sausage | Gnocchi Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 kg fresh gnocchi (homemade or a good quality brand from your independent grocer)
1 thick Italian sausage
1jar basil pesto
300g sliced mushrooms
300ml cooking cream
Pinch of mixed dried herbs
Fresh Basil
Table salt
Rock salt
Extra virgin Olive Oil
5L of water

Gnocchi with pesto and sausage

UTENSILS:

Large deep pot
Saucepan
Wooden spoon
Tablespoon
Chopping board
1 x sieve

METHOD:

1. Add approx. 5litres of water to your pot and put it on the stove at a medium-high temperature.
2. Remove the skin from the sausage and break the mince into small pieces, turning them around with your fingers to make small balls.

Gnocchi with pesto and sausage

3. Place the saucepan on the stove at a medium heat and add 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
4. Add the sausage and mushrooms to the pan and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
5. Add a pinch of dried herbs and a tablespoon of table salt.

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Italian Sausage

6. Pour the pesto over the top and stir it through.
7. Leave a small amount of pesto in the jar, add some water, put the lid back on it, and shake it around. This will remove the excess pesto from the sides and you can then add it to the mixture.
8. Cook and stir this for a few minutes until the pesto begins to thicken.

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Italian Sausage

9. Add cooking cream and stir well once again. Leave this to cook on a low heat until the pasta is ready.

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Italian Sausage

10. Once the water has boiled, add two pinches of rock salt and stir it through.
11. Drop the gnocchi into the water and while they are cooking, chop up the fresh basil.
12. When they start to rise, they are ready. No need to stir at this point, they will come up on their own!
13. Using a sieve, gather up the gnocchi as they rise and drop them into the sauce, getting rid of the excess water as you go.

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Italian Sausage

14. Stir the sauce through gently, smothering the pasta with the mouth-watering sauce.

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Italian Sausage

HOW TO SERVE:

1. Serve a portion of the pasta onto a flat white plate and grate some fresh parmesan cheese over the top – be generous!
2. Sprinkle some fresh basil over the top of the creamy pesto gnocchi with italian sausage

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Italian Sausage

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Italian Sausage | Gnocchi Recipe

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Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Italian Sausage

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