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Toasted Gnocchi & Kale Pesto
Toasted Gnocchi & Kale Pesto
20 min
4 servings
$2.66/serving

You don’t have to make pesto with basil, in fact, you can choose any green herb you’d like. We’ve gone a little more out of the box and use kale, a nutrient-powerhouse full of vitamin C & K. We’ve also swapped the classic pine nuts for sunflower seeds – equally delicious, but much more affordable. 


Ingredients

Toppings (optional): halved cherry tomatoes, grated parmesan

Preparation
  1. Heat 12 tbsp oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite-sized pieces; stir-fry until cooked through, 6–8 min. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, de-stem kale and tear leaves. You should have about 4 cups (packed). In a food processor or high-speed blender, add kale, water, lemon juice, 3 tbsp oil, seeds, and mix. Blend until well combined, scraping down the sides, as necessary. It will be thick—thin out with more water or oil, if desired.
  4. Over medium heat, heat remaining 12 tbsp oil. Add gnocchi; cook, stirring frequently until golden brown, 4–5 min.
  5. Add cooked chicken and pesto to pan; stir until combined. Add toppings and stir to mix. Serve immediately.
Tips

Look for skillet gnocchi in the refrigerated pasta section of your grocery store. While traditional gnocchi is boiled, this product only requires a quick pan-fry.  The end result is a crispy golden exterior with a soft and fluffy interior. 

Perfectly Balance Your Plate

Serve with 12 cup veggies, your choice.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 500, Fat 21 g (Saturated 3.5 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 95 mg, Sodium 580 mg, Carbohydrate 43 g (Fibre 4 g, Sugars 2 g), Protein 34 g.

For over 27 years, Epicure has helped busy families put dinner on the table fast. We make it easy and affordable to cook delicious family favourites in 20 minutes or less. Our products are 100% gluten- and nut-free, and sugar and sodium-conscious—but they don't taste that way! Packed with flavour, on-trend, and featuring global faves, they make cooking dinner the easiest part of your day!  

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Toasted Gnocchi & Kale Pesto
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Ingredients

Toppings (optional): halved cherry tomatoes, grated parmesan

20 min
4 servings
$2.66/serving
Preparation
  1. Heat 12 tbsp oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite-sized pieces; stir-fry until cooked through, 6–8 min. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, de-stem kale and tear leaves. You should have about 4 cups (packed). In a food processor or high-speed blender, add kale, water, lemon juice, 3 tbsp oil, seeds, and mix. Blend until well combined, scraping down the sides, as necessary. It will be thick—thin out with more water or oil, if desired.
  4. Over medium heat, heat remaining 12 tbsp oil. Add gnocchi; cook, stirring frequently until golden brown, 4–5 min.
  5. Add cooked chicken and pesto to pan; stir until combined. Add toppings and stir to mix. Serve immediately.
What you'll need
BEST SELLER
Herb & Garlic Dip MixHerb & Garlic Dip Mix
Herb & Garlic Dip Mix
242 Reviews
Tips

Look for skillet gnocchi in the refrigerated pasta section of your grocery store. While traditional gnocchi is boiled, this product only requires a quick pan-fry.  The end result is a crispy golden exterior with a soft and fluffy interior. 

Perfectly Balance Your Plate

Serve with 12 cup veggies, your choice.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 500, Fat 21 g (Saturated 3.5 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 95 mg, Sodium 580 mg, Carbohydrate 43 g (Fibre 4 g, Sugars 2 g), Protein 34 g.

For over 27 years, Epicure has helped busy families put dinner on the table fast. We make it easy and affordable to cook delicious family favourites in 20 minutes or less. Our products are 100% gluten- and nut-free, and sugar and sodium-conscious—but they don't taste that way! Packed with flavour, on-trend, and featuring global faves, they make cooking dinner the easiest part of your day!  

Learn more about the Good Food Movement →