Homemade Gnocchi with Kale Pesto

Homemade Gnocchi with Kale Pesto

Pasta, chicken, seafood, veggies—you name it, I pair it with homemade pesto. So I was thrilled to put my pesto-making skills to use most recently as a contributor to KitchenAid’s new blog, The Kitchenthusiast, which features original recipes and entertaining tips while challenging you to go beyond your comfort zone in the kitchen.

Check out a sneak peek of my Homemade Gnocchi with Kale Pesto below, and then head over to The Kitchenthusiast for the full recipe and tips on how to transform potatoes into the ultimate pillowy gnocchi tossed with garlicky kale pesto.

Homemade Gnocchi

Kale Pesto

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  1. Looove this idea! I made gnocchi at work and it is so freaking delicious! I’ve only had it a couple times in my life, but I think it may be one of my new favorites… I recently had a spinach gnocchi dish at an Italian restaurant and really want to try recreating it at home. So so so good! Pairing it with pesto is a great idea, too!

  2. I’ll have to bookmark the gnocchi recipe. I’ve always wanted to try making them myself.

  3. I loooove pesto and I am so into kale right now.. a bit late on trend but I don’t care. This looks like a wicked winter dinner :)

  4. Pesto and pasta are two of my favorite foods- such a great combo! Your photos are gorgeous, by the way!

  5. Wow, I love that these are homemade. I’ve never attempted them myself. Cute way to shape them with a fork!

  6. OK, this looks beyond incredible! Everything about it is total perfection. I need to try making homemade gnocchi!

  7. I have always wanted to make homemade gnocchi! And that kale pesto sounds out of this world good.

  8. So gorgeous!! Seriously pesto is one of my ultimate faves, never had a kale pesto though, keep seeing recipes- maybe it’s a sign I need it in my life! :)

  9. Wow, this gnocchi you made is so beautiful, Kelly! It looks absolutely delicious with the kale pesto, too. Great dish!

  10. I have so much kale growing in the garden.. and this is perfect! Pinning to make soon!

  11. I have ben dying to make homemade gnocchi, Kelly! I love the little ridges you made in them too. Perfect!

  12. One word –GORGEOUS! I can eat a big bowl of this. Love the kale pesto idea. too. Great post Kelly!

  13. I love this! I’ve been wanting to try homemade gnocchi, and yours look perfect. Kale pesto sounds right up my alley, too!

  14. I love that you go the extra mile and make the little ridges. I’m too lazy for that. I WANT THESE.