Gnocchi with Sweet Basil Pesto

2 servings
fresh sweet basil, stemmed
1.0 bunch(es)
grated Parmesan cheese
5.0 tablespoon(s)
olive oil
2.0 tablespoon(s)
cloves garlic
2.0 whole
0.5 tablespoon(s)
ground black pepper
0.5 tablespoon(s)
3.0 tablespoon(s)
cloves garlic, minced
2.0 whole
1 package potato gnocchi
12.0 ounce(s)

Recipe Instructions

1. Combine basil, 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, olive oil, whole garlic cloves, salt, and pepper in a blender; puree until pesto is smooth.
2. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic; cook until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add shrimp; cook and stir until opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm.
3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook gnocchi in the boiling water until they float to the top, 2 to 4 minutes. Drain. Mix pesto into gnocchi and serve with shrimp. Garnish with remaining Parmesan cheese.