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Homemade Gnocchi with Pesto and Rapini

Tender, melt in your mouth, homemade potato gnocchi with pesto and a side of rapini. It's easier to make than you think, and so delicious! 
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Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 1373kcal
Author: Linda & Alex


  • 4 Medium Russet Potatoes
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 egg equivelent Ener-G Egg Replacer
  • 1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup Pesto
  • 2 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 12 Stalks Rapini Trim the ends
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot of water, begin boiling water
  • Peel potatoes and quarter them.
  • Place into the water and boil for twenty-five minutes or until easily pierced with a fork
  • Remove the potatoes from water and rice the potatoes with a potato ricer.
  • Lightly dust a clean counter and place the potatoes on top of it
  • Add the egg replacer and half a cup of flour to the potato pile.
  • Slowly kneed the potatoes and gradually add more of the flour until the potatoes form a soft dough.
  • Roll out the dough into ½ inch diameter logs then cut into ½ inch pieces of gnocchi.
  • Begin boiling water in a large pot.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of salt to the boiling water.
  • Reduce the water to a soft boil.
  • Add the gnocchi (about 8 at a time to make sure they have enough room in the pot) to the pot and wait till they rise to the top to remove them from the water.
  • Set the gnocchi aside and toss with 1 teaspoon olive oil.

For the Rapini

  • In a saute pan, add the oil and heat on medium high heat.
  • Once heated, add the rapini and sauté for approximately six minutes.
  • Add the rest of the salt and pepper to the rapini.
  • Combine the pesto & gnocchi in a large bowl.
  • Arrange the rapini and pesto in dishes as demonstrated in the photos above.


The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.


Calories: 1373kcal | Carbohydrates: 217g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 4540mg | Potassium: 4567mg | Fiber: 46g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 36805IU | Vitamin C: 298.2mg | Calcium: 1663mg | Iron: 38.8mg
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