Zucchini Noodles Gnocchi and Pesto

Garden zucchini with potato gnocchi and basil pesto

Zucchini Noodles Gnocchi and Basil Pesto

Zucchini plants never fail to impress me. They continually produce beautiful yellow flowers that turn into lovely zucchini which can be transformed into so many delicious meals and baked goods. This recipe uses spiralized zucchini noodles, potato gnocchi, red pepper and basil pesto. It comes together quickly and if you freeze spiralized zucchini noodles and basil pesto all you need to pick up in the winter is the gnocchi and red bell pepper to recreate that taste of summer.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal


  • 12-inch nonstick skillet


  • 3 cups zucchini noodles snipped in half or shorter. You can use as little as 2½ cups or as much as 4 cups
  • 1 red bell pepper Cored and sliced into slivers. I usually only use 3/4 of the bell pepper
  • 700 grams gnocchi For convenience, I use the Olivieri Skillet Gnocchi but feel free to make some fresh gnocchi
  • 2-3 tablespoons basil pesto


  • Heat the 12-inch skillet to medium-high. You can use a tablespoon of oil or you can use a dry skillet.
  • Add the potato gnocchi and fry for about 5 minutes until golden brown and slightly puffed out. Remove from the pan and reserve for adding back to the pan after the vegetables have cooked.
  • Add the red bell pepper and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add zucchini noodles and sauté until warmed through, about 5 minutes.
  • Add 2-3 fat tablespoons of basil pesto and heat until warmed through, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the gnocchi back to the pan and stir to combine. Serve warm.



Serving: 1serving=¼ of total amountCalories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 10gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 679mgPotassium: 526mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1438IUVitamin C: 70mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 7mg
Keyword 30 minute meal, gnocchi, red bell pepper, skillet gnocchi, spiralized, zucchini
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