Gnocchi with a Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Cream Sauce – Pasta 3 Ways!

Learn how to use the sun-dried tomato pesto in three different pasta dishes: Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Cream Sauce, Accordion Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, and Casarecce with Toasted Almonds and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto.

 

 

Gnocchi with a sun-dried tomato pesto cream sauce garnished with parmesan cheese and chives

Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Cream Sauce - Pasta 3 ways!

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Serves 2
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Learn how to use the sun-dried tomato pesto in three different pasta dishes: Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Cream Sauce, Accordion Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, and Casarecce with Toasted Almonds and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto.

Ingredients

Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Cream Sauce

  • ¼ cup mushrooms
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto
  • salt
  • 1 lb gnocchi

Accordion Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup grape/cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto
  • parsley for garnish
  • chives for garnish
  • fisarmoniche pasta noodles
  • parmesan for garnish

Casarecce with Toasted Almonds and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp almonds roughly chopped
  • casarecce noodles
  • 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto
  • parsley for garnish
  • asiago cheese for garnish

Instructions

Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Cream Sauce

  • Sauté mushrooms in a medium-hot pan with a teaspoon of butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, add a cup of cream. Season with salt. Once the cream has thickened turn off heat. Add sun-dried tomato pesto and sautéed mushrooms
  • Boil gnocchi according to package instructions. Strain the gnocchi and transfer directly into the cream sauce.

Accordion Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  • Blister your tomatoes by sautéing them over medium-low heat with olive oil for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Deglaze the pan used to cook the tomatoes with a little water. Scrape the bottom of the pan. Into that pan add the sun-dried tomato pesto. Stir. Turn off heat and sprinkle with parsley and chives.
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Strain directly into the pasta sauce. Mix in the blistered tomatoes. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Casarecce with Toasted Almonds and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  • Toast almonds over low heat in butter. Once the nuts and butter begin to brown turn off the heat.
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • Add sun-dried tomato pesto into the toasted almonds. Strain pasta directly into the sauce. Garnish with parsley and asiago cheese.

Notes

Find the recipe for sun-dried tomato pesto on justcookwithmichael.com

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