Pesto gnocchi and croutons

Recipe may contain gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, milk and fish.

This easy gnocchi pasta has a simple sauce of bought pesto and juicy tomatoes, with crunchy croutons.

14 Ingredients

  • 2 corncobs

  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil

  • 15g butter

  • 100g day-old bread, cut into 2cm pieces

  • 1 leek, trimmed, thinly sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 320g pkt Mix-a-Mato Tomatoes, larger ones halved

  • 2 zucchini, sliced

  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional)

  • 500g packet vegan potato gnocchi

  • 200g jar vegan basil pesto

  • Fresh basil leaves, to serve

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh continental parsley, plus extra, to serve

  • Finely grated parmesan, to sprinkle

5 Method Steps

  • Step 1

    Heat a chargrill pan on high heat. Lightly brush the corn with some of the oil. Grill the corn, turning often, for 10 minutes or until charred. Set aside for 3 minutes to cool slightly. Use a sharp knife to cut down the length of the cob close to the core to remove the kernels.

  • Step 2

    While corn cooks, heat butter and 1 tbs olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat until foamy. Fry bread for 5 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat. Stir in the parsley.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, heat 1 tbs remaining oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the leek and garlic. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes or until the leek has softened slightly. Add the tomato, zucchini, chilli, if using, and remaining oil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the tomato has collapsed. Season well.

  • Step 4

    While the sauce is simmering, cook the gnocchi in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions (see tip). Drain and return gnocchi to the pan.

  • Step 5

    Add the tomato mixture and pesto to the gnocchi. Gently toss to combine then top with croutons, parmesan, fresh basil and extra parsley.
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Recipe Notes

Keep the water for the gnocchi at a light boil, if you can. A gentler cooking process will only add an extra 30 seconds or so and is less likely to break up the gnocchi.

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