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Pesto Gnocchi With Crispy Ham

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Total Time:
30 mins
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Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
4 Servings

Traditional pesto can be reinvented in dozens of different ways! Simply mix and match varieties of fresh tender herbs to create inspired ver View More expand_more

Traditional pesto can be reinvented in dozens of different ways! Simply mix and match varieties of fresh tender herbs to create inspired versions of this vibrant green sauce. Once you’ve made a batch, pair it with pillowy gnocchi and pan-fried Kretschmar Off the Bone Ham for a delicious weeknight dinner.

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Pesto Gnocchi With Crispy Ham
alarm
Total Time:
30 mins
school
Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
4 Servings

Ingredients


Pesto

Product ImageLower Sodium Off the Bone Ham with Natural Juices
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Crushed1 Clove
  • ¼ Cup Walnuts, Toasted And Roughly Chopped¼ Cup
  • 1 Ounce Shredded Parmesan Cheese1 Ounce
  • 1 ½ Cups Fresh Basil, Loosely Packed1 ½ Cups
  • 1 ½ Cups Fresh Parsley, Loosely Packed1 ½ Cups
  • ¾ Cup Fresh Chives¾ Cup
  • Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Cup
  • 1 Whole Lemon, Juice Of1 Whole
  • To Taste Kosher Salt To Taste
  • To Taste Black Pepper, Freshly Ground To Taste

Gnocchi

  • 3 Tbsps. Unsalted Butter, Divided3 Tbsps.
  • ½ Pound Sliced Kretschmar Off The Bone Ham, Chopped Or Sliced Into Thin Strips½ Pound
  • 1 (16-Ounce) Package Gnocchi1 (16-Ounce) Package
  • ½ Cup Heavy Cream½ Cup
  • For Serving Parmesan Cheese For Serving

Instructions


  1. COMBINE all ingredients for pesto in food processor and pulse until finely chopped, seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste. Pesto can be made up to 2 days ahead and stored in refrigerator until ready to use.

  2. MELT 1 tablespoon of butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ham and cook until crisp, 2-3 minutes. Remove ham from skillet and set aside on a paper towel

  3. ADD remaining butter and gnocchi to skillet. Cook gnocchi 5-7 minutes, until starting to turn golden brown. Remove from skillet and set aside with ham.

  4. REDUCE heat to low and add pesto and heavy cream. Cook sauce, whisking constantly for 1-2 minutes, until combined and thickened. Stir in gnocchi and cook for 1-2 minutes.

  5. REMOVE from skillet and serve topped with crispy ham and Parmesan.

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Ingredients


Pesto

  • 1 Clove Garlic, Crushed1 Clove
  • ¼ Cup Walnuts, Toasted And Roughly Chopped¼ Cup
  • 1 Ounce Shredded Parmesan Cheese1 Ounce
  • 1 ½ Cups Fresh Basil, Loosely Packed1 ½ Cups
  • 1 ½ Cups Fresh Parsley, Loosely Packed1 ½ Cups
  • ¾ Cup Fresh Chives¾ Cup
  • Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Cup
  • 1 Whole Lemon, Juice Of1 Whole
  • To Taste Kosher Salt To Taste
  • To Taste Black Pepper, Freshly Ground To Taste

Gnocchi

  • 3 Tbsps. Unsalted Butter, Divided3 Tbsps.
  • ½ Pound Sliced Kretschmar Off The Bone Ham, Chopped Or Sliced Into Thin Strips½ Pound
  • 1 (16-Ounce) Package Gnocchi1 (16-Ounce) Package
  • ½ Cup Heavy Cream½ Cup
  • For Serving Parmesan Cheese For Serving

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