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Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Macadamia Pesto
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17 INGREDIENTS • 5 STEPS • 35MINS

Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Macadamia Pesto

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This Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Macadamia Pesto is just perfect for a lazy weekend night. The pesto is super easy to make and uses macadamia instead of pine nuts, making it extra rich and creamy. The secret to this enhanced pesto? A little bit of honey balances the tartness from the lemon and is perfectly matched with goat cheese. Pillowy gnocchi coated with creamy pesto, what more could you want for an easy and comforting dinner?
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Scarlett Wang at SideChef
Hi, I'm Scarlett! I'm a recipe developer at SideChef with love for traditional and fusion foods.
https://www.sidechef.com/
This Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Macadamia Pesto is just perfect for a lazy weekend night. The pesto is super easy to make and uses macadamia instead of pine nuts, making it extra rich and creamy. The secret to this enhanced pesto? A little bit of honey balances the tartness from the lemon and is perfectly matched with goat cheese. Pillowy gnocchi coated with creamy pesto, what more could you want for an easy and comforting dinner?
35MINS
Total Time
$4.56
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Gnocchi
2 lb
Gnocchi
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
Goat Cheese
1/3 cup
Shredded Goat Cheese
plus more for garnish
Macadamia Nuts
2 Tbsp
Roughly Chopped Roasted Macadamia Nuts
Olive Oil
1 Tbsp
Lemon
1
Lemon, zested
Salt
to taste
Lemon Macadamia Pesto
Fresh Basil Leaf
2 cups
Fresh Basil Leaves, firmly packed
plus extra for garnish
Garlic
2 cloves
Macadamia Nuts
1/2 cup
Roasted Macadamia Nuts
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Goat Cheese
1/4 cup
Grated Goat Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup
Lemon
2
Lemons, juiced
1/4 cup of juice needed
Honey
1 tsp
Salt
1/2 tsp
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
941
Fat
57.9 g
Protein
19.7 g
Carbs
91.2 g
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Hi, I'm Scarlett! I'm a recipe developer at SideChef with love for traditional and fusion foods.
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step 1
Add the Fresh Basil Leaves (2 cups), Garlic (2 cloves), Macadamia Nuts (1/2 cup), Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup), Goat Cheese (1/4 cup), 1/4 cup of Lemons (2), Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1/2 cup), Honey (1 tsp), and Salt (1/2 tsp) into the blender and pulse until it is creamy. Set aside.
step 2
In the pot with boiling water, stir in 1 tsp of Salt (to taste). Then add Gnocchi (2 lb) and cook according to the package instructions. After the gnocchi is cooked, reserve about ½ cup of pasta water, and drain the gnocchi.
step 3
Heat a non-stick frying pan over high heat, add the Olive Oil (1 Tbsp), and turn the heat to medium. Then add the Garlic (2 cloves) and gnocchi. Stir frequently until the gnocchi is golden on all sides. Turn the heat to low.
step 4
Add the pesto, Goat Cheese (1/3 cup), and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water. Toss to combine and season with Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Turn off the heat
step 5
Serve on the plates with more hard goat cheese and Lemon (1) on top. Garnish with basil and Macadamia Nuts (2 Tbsp).
step 5 Serve on the plates with more hard goat cheese and Lemon (1) on top. Garnish with basil and Macadamia Nuts (2 Tbsp).
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Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Vegetarian
Pasta
Italian
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