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One Pot Creamy Pesto Gnocchi

One Pot Creamy Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

My One Pot Creamy Pesto Gnocchi is just the recipe you need when you’re craving a comforting, home-cooked meal at the end of a long day. This recipe combines simple freezer vegetables with perfectly cooked potato gnocchi in a creamy pesto sauce with bacon, spinach, Parmesan and garlic to create something extraordinary. This dish requires minimal preparation and will be on your dinner table in less than 20 minutes. And the best part? You only need one pot, which means less clean-up time and more time to enjoy every bite! 

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One Pot Creamy Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

One Pot Creamy Pesto Gnocchi

  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250 g bacon (approximately 3 bacon rashers), cut into small strips
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 300 ml thickened/heavy cream
  • 2 cups freezer vegetables (I used broccoli and peas)
  • 500 g fresh potato gnocchi (see note 1)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves (optional)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)


  1. Heat olive oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet.
  2. Add bacon and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook, stirring for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  4. Add pesto, thickened cream and freezer vegetables. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are tender and the sauce has thickened slightly.
  5. Add the potato gnocchi and spinach leaves. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and stir through the Parmesan cheese.
  7. Top with chilli flakes, if using.


Note 1 – Fresh gnocchi is called for in this recipe. You will find it in the refrigerated section in the supermarket.


One Pot Creamy Pesto Gnocchi can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.


One Pot Creamy Pesto Gnocchi can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Category: pasta, gnocchi, pesto gnocchi
  • Method: pan
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: One Pot Creamy Pesto Gnocchi, One Pot Creamy Pesto Gnocchi recipe

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  1. Another winner! So happy I was able to adjust this one quite easily for my daughter who has a low FODMAP diet. This one is already on our rotation list.

  2. This is a staple in our meal plan rotation! Quick and easy and tastes great. We sometimes throw in other veggies too, depending what we have in the fridge that week.

    • My favourite recipes are the ones where I can use up veggies in the fridge! This is amazing. Thank you so much for trying the recipe and taking the time to leave a comment! x

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