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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 302kcal
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


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


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4300IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg