Basil Pesto Gnocchi with Mushrooms & Pistachio Breadcrumbs
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Basil Pesto Gnocchi

with Mushrooms & Pistachio Breadcrumbs

25 MIN
+$3.95/serving 2 Servings
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    This sophisticated dish highlights exciting contrast of texture thanks to the irresistibly crispy pistachio breadcrumbs that we’re sprinkling atop soft gnocchi. The pillowy pasta is tossed in our flavorful pesto and paired with a savory sautéed duo of mushrooms and tomatoes.
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    Basil Pesto Gnocchi with Mushrooms & Pistachio Breadcrumbs
    Title
    • 10 oz Hot Italian Pork Sausage
    • ¾ lb Gnocchi
    • 4 oz Mushrooms
    • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
    • ⅓ cup Basil Pesto
    • 2 Tbsps Roasted Pistachios
    • ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
    • 2 Tbsps Mascarpone Cheese
    • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
    • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
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    tips & techniques
    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Finely chop the pistachios. Thinly slice the mushrooms. Halve the tomatoes.

    Make the pistachio breadcrumbs
    2 Make the pistachio breadcrumbs

    In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped pistachios and breadcrumbs; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned and toasted. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.

    Cook the sausage
    3 Cook the sausage
    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sausage. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 7 to 9 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a bowl.
    Cook the vegetables
    4 Cook the vegetables

    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced mushrooms in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned. Add the halved tomatoes and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Turn off the heat.

    Cook the gnocchi
    5 Cook the gnocchi

    Meanwhile, add the gnocchi to the pot of boiling water. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until the gnocchi float to the top of the pot. Turn off the heat. Reserving 1/4 cup of the gnocchi cooking water, drain thoroughly.

    Finish the gnocchi & serve your dish
    6 Finish the gnocchi & serve your dish

    To the pan of cooked vegetables, add the cooked gnocchi, cooked sausage, and half the reserved gnocchi cooking water. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined. Turn off the heat. Add the pesto and mascarpone; stir until thoroughly combined and coated (if necessary, gradually add the remaining cooking water to ensure the gnocchi are thoroughly coated). Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished gnocchi garnished with the pistachio breadcrumbs and parmesan. Enjoy!

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Finely chop the pistachios. Thinly slice the mushrooms. Halve the tomatoes.

    2 Make the pistachio breadcrumbs

    In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped pistachios and breadcrumbs; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned and toasted. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.

    Make the pistachio breadcrumbs
    Cook the sausage
    3 Cook the sausage
    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sausage. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 7 to 9 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a bowl.
    4 Cook the vegetables

    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced mushrooms in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned. Add the halved tomatoes and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Turn off the heat.

    Cook the vegetables
    Cook the gnocchi
    5 Cook the gnocchi

    Meanwhile, add the gnocchi to the pot of boiling water. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until the gnocchi float to the top of the pot. Turn off the heat. Reserving 1/4 cup of the gnocchi cooking water, drain thoroughly.

    6 Finish the gnocchi & serve your dish

    To the pan of cooked vegetables, add the cooked gnocchi, cooked sausage, and half the reserved gnocchi cooking water. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined. Turn off the heat. Add the pesto and mascarpone; stir until thoroughly combined and coated (if necessary, gradually add the remaining cooking water to ensure the gnocchi are thoroughly coated). Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished gnocchi garnished with the pistachio breadcrumbs and parmesan. Enjoy!

    Finish the gnocchi & serve your dish
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