Anytime I find a new recipe with pesto I seriously can’t wait to make it and I don’t think I have ever come across one I don’t like. This pesto baked gnocchi recipe is fairly easy and super filling. It’s packed with flavor and worked perfectly for leftovers for the rest of the week making mine and Kirby’s life way easier. We have been so busy lately especially with all that traveling so making these big family style meals really helps us out though the week.
I have quite the obsession with pesto and I’m always searching for new recipes to make it with. My favorite way to eat it is the classic pesto sauce over pasta dish. Nothing beats that, but this gnocchi dish is definitely a close second! My family actually has a recipe for homemade pesto that I still use today! I grow basil over the summer to freeze 25+ recipes of pesto to use through the winter and trust me when I say we use almost all of them! Find my Homemade Pesto Sauce recipe here!
The original recipe used kale instead of spinach, but neither Kirby nor I our huge fans of kale so we made the switch, but you could use either. We also used Spicy Italian Sausage instead of pork rolled sausage to give it a bit more flavor and added more garlic (per usual) because you can never have too much garlic.
Hope you enjoy!