Baked gnocchi with kale pesto & ham

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Bake ready-made gnocchi with walnuts, lemon and mozzarella for a delicious and easy weeknight meal

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 653
  • fat 39g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 56g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 18g
  • salt 3.6g


  • 85g kale
  • 50g walnut pieces
  • 150ml olive oil
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 50g Parmesan, roughly chopped
  • 2 x 500g gnocchi
  • 4 thick slices ham, diced
  • 125g ball mozzarella, drained
  • 100g bag mixed salad leaves


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the kale, walnuts, oil, lemon juice and Parmesan in a processor and blitz until the kale is very finely chopped. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the gnocchi in 2 batches, for 2 mins each time.

  2. Drain the gnocchi thoroughly, then tip into an ovenproof dish and stir through the kale pesto and the ham. Tear the mozzarella into pieces and dot over the gnocchi. Bake for 20-30 mins or until the cheese is bubbling. Serve with the salad leaves.

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