Pesto Gnocchi with Mushrooms & Almond Breadcrumbs

Pesto Gnocchi

with Mushrooms & Almond Breadcrumbs

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This sophisticated dish highlights exciting contrast of texture thanks to the irresistibly crispy almond breadcrumbs that we’re sprinkling atop soft gnocchi.
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Pesto Gnocchi with Mushrooms & Almond Breadcrumbs
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  • ¾ lb Gnocchi
  • 4 oz Mushrooms
  • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
  • ⅓ cup Basil Pesto
  • 2 Tbsps Mascarpone Cheese
  • ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tbsps Sliced Roasted Almonds
  • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
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 almonds. Thinly slice the mushrooms. Halve the tomatoes

Make the almond breadcrumbs
2 Make the almond breadcrumbs

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped almonds 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 vegetables
3 Cook the vegetables

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon 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 lightly 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
4 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. Reserving 1/4 cup of the  gnocchi cooking water, drain thoroughly.

Finish the gnocchi & serve your dish
5 Finish the gnocchi & serve your dish

To the pan of cooked  vegetables, add the cooked gnocchi and half the reserved gnocchi cooking water. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Turn off the heat. Add the pesto and mascarpone; stir until 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 almond  breadcrumbs and parmesan. Enjoy!

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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 almonds. Thinly slice the mushrooms. Halve the tomatoes

2 Make the almond breadcrumbs

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped almonds 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 almond breadcrumbs
Cook the vegetables
3 Cook the vegetables

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon 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 lightly 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.

4 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. Reserving 1/4 cup of the  gnocchi cooking water, drain thoroughly.

Cook the gnocchi
Finish the gnocchi & serve your dish
5 Finish the gnocchi & serve your dish

To the pan of cooked  vegetables, add the cooked gnocchi and half the reserved gnocchi cooking water. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Turn off the heat. Add the pesto and mascarpone; stir until 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 almond  breadcrumbs and parmesan. Enjoy!