Easy Weeknight Spinach Pesto Gnocchi

Easy Weeknight Spinach Pesto Gnocchi

Easy and delicious! This is how to serve gnocchi when you need a quick and healthy weeknight meal. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian/American
Keyword Pesto Gnocchi, Spinach Gnocchi, Spinach Pesto Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal
Author Heather


  • 17.5 oz pacakage gnocchi
  • 1/4 cup sea salt *heavily salted water for boiling gnocchi
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large brown onion *about 1 cup roughly chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves *crushed or minced
  • 6 oz baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup Toasted Walnut Pesto *or your favorite pesto
  • 1/4 parmesan cheese *optional


  1. Following instructions on gnocchi package, bring water to boil. Once boiling add salt and gnocchi until gnocchi floats, about 2-3 mins. 

  2. Meanwhile heat a medium sized skillet pan on medium/high heat. Add oil and sauté onions until translucent and slightly caramelized, about 10-12 mins.

    Add garlic to onions and sauté for 1 min.

    Working in batches, add spinach, stirring frequently until wilted.

    Once spinach is cooked, turn off heat and immediately add pesto. Stir well.

  3. Once gnocchi is cooked, drain and add to pesto mixture. Stir well and garnish with parmesan cheese. Cover with a lid for 3-4 mins to help cheese melt and then serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*

Nutrition Facts
Easy Weeknight Spinach Pesto Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.