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one pot chilli, tomato and pesto gnocchi.

A super simple vegetarian recipe, which features pan fried gnocchi stirred though with rich pesto, sweet tomatoes and a kick of chilli. Ready in under 30 minutes, this one pot veggie delight won't leave you standing over the washing up bowl for long either. Scatter with fresh parsley and vegetarian cheese, then just simply serve up for everyone to help themselves!

Shopping list.
(Serves four)
♥ 500g fresh gnocchi
♥ 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
♥ 1 fresh chilli, finely chopped 
♥ 1 tsp tomato puree
♥ 1 tbsp red pesto
♥ Fresh parsley to serve
♥ Parmesan cheese (vegetarian alternative)

Step one. Begin by adding a little oil to a large frying pan and frying off the gnocchi for 5-8 minutes on a medium heat.

Step two. Add in the tomato halves, puree and chillies and cook through for a further 10 minutes. Add a little boiling water if the gnocchi starts to stick.

Step three. Stir through the pesto and cook for 5 minutes until heated through and the tomatoes have softened. I used the Sacla Tomato & Olive Intenso Stir In - which is veggie friendly and has some chunky olives in too.

Season to taste and serve up with parsley and your favourite cheese!

What is your favourite go-to week night veggie recipe? Do you eat vegetarian food on Meat Free Mondays? Here are a few food blogger recipes to get you inspired...

Peppery Root Vegetable Stew - Lovely Appetite
Or a few vegetarian recipes from my recipe archive!


  1. Ooh that looks stunning Emily, my kinda food - will definitely give this a try sometime soon. Thanks for linking to my chillI!

  2. We both have gnocchi on the brain today it seems :)
    We love gnocchi - such a quick and easy dish to make.

    1. Just saw your recipe too. Love spinach - looks yum!

  3. Wow this looks absolutely delicious and so tasty.I love the addition of the chili!!!

  4. This looks amazing. I love gnocchi and pesto. Unfortunately, my boyfriend hates both so I can only have it when he's out!

  5. That looks fab. I've never tried frying gnocchi - will have to give it a go!

  6. Yum Yum! Lovely stuff. This is making my hungry!

  7. Oh yum! I've never actually eaten gnocchi before, but it looks amazing!

  8. That looks very delicious Emily! I don't eat meat everyday but I just had chicken today, forgot it was a monday! I'm definitely trying to add more veggies to my diet though

  9. That looks really good! I hardly ever eat gnocchi, although I do love it in a bake. Thanks for linking to me.

  10. I love anything with pesto and this looks especially yummy! Think I'll be testing this one out for sure!

  11. I LOVE gnocchi and this looks delicious. I'm trying to introduce a few days meat free per week :)