5 from 9 votes

Walnut Romesco Gnocchi

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This saucy recipe is made up with peppers, walnuts and garlic blended together with some tomato puree. You'll love this added to the gnocchi for a delicious, comforting dinner.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
£0.94
Makes: 4
mains
Italian
Romesco Gnocchi, Walnut Romesco, Walnut Romesco Gnocchi
Freezable

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  1. How to make this recipe

How to make this recipe

Preheat oven 180°C

Line a baking tray with foil and add the chopped peppers before coating with olive oil and cook in oven for 30 minutes, or until fully roasted.

Red peppers cut into thin slices and placed on a baking tray

Next, using a hand blender or food processor coarsely blend the roasted peppers, walnuts, garlic, tomato puree, honey, paprika and red wine vinegar.

Peppers in a blended cup with walnuts in a bowl and tomato paste in tube.

Once blended, stir the extra virgin olive oil into the romesco. Add salt & pepper.

Adding olive oil into the blended sauce

In a large saucepan, add the gnocchi and cavolo nero to salted boiling water and cook according to the packet instructions time, minus 1 minute.  Drain the gnocchi and greens, reserving some of the starchy water and pop back into the pan.

Cooked gnocchi and greens in saucepan

Add the romesco sauce with a couple of ladles of the reserved pasta water. Cook until the romesco sauce and pasta water become a smooth/thick emulsion and the gnocchi is fully cooked.

Sauce added to the gnocchi

Serve with a sprinkle of feta, an optional drizzle of honey and chopped fresh parsley. For additional texture/crunch, I added an extra sprinkle of chopped walnuts.

Gnocchi served in dish with greens, feta and walnuts sprinkled over

 

Walnut Romesco Gnocchi

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5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
£0.94
mains
Italian
Romesco Gnocchi, Walnut Romesco, Walnut Romesco Gnocchi
Freezable
Servings: 4
This saucy recipe is made up with peppers, walnuts and garlic blended together with some tomato puree. You'll love this added to the gnocchi for a delicious, comforting dinner.

Ingredients

  • 3 red peppers chopped (£0.50x3)=(£1.50)
  • 50 g walnuts (£1.79/3)=(£0.60)
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree (£0.27)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (£0.69/3)=(£0.23)
  • 150 g cavolo nero, destemmed & torn (£0.85)
  • 1 kg gnocchi (£1.30)
  • 120 g feta crumbled (£0.75/2)=(£0.38)
  • 1 handful fresh chopped parsley (£0.50)

Cupboard Essentials

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt

Method

Preheat oven 180°C

  • Start by placing the chopped peppers on a baking tray lined with foil. Coat with olive oil and pop in the oven for 30 minutes, until fully roasted.
  • Next, coarsely blend the roasted peppers, walnuts, garlic, tomato puree, honey, paprika and red wine vinegar in a food processor/with a hand blender. Once blended, stir the extra virgin olive oil into the romesco. Add salt & pepper.
  • Add the gnocchi & cavolo nero into salted boiling water (same pot) and cook according to the packet time, minus 1 minute.
  • Reserving some of the starchy water, drain the gnocchi & greens and pop back into the pan. Add the romesco sauce with a couple of ladles of pasta water. Cook until the sauce the romesco and pasta water become a smooth/thick emulsion and the gnocchi is fully cooked.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of feta, an optional drizzle of honey and chopped fresh parsley. For additional texture/crunch I added an extra sprinkle of chopped walnuts.

Nutrition

Servings: 4 servings
Fat: 11g
Calories: 455kcal
Carbohydrates: 64g
Protein: 17g

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