Source: “Comfort Your Heart” Recipe Collection By Dawn Jackson Blatner, R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D.N. | Catégorie: Plats principaux, Santé du cœur, Plats d’accompagnement

Skillet Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Kale Pesto

Hearty, whole grain gnocchi and the “superfood” kale lay the foundation for this nutrient-rich comfort dish. The winning combination of canola oil and walnuts give the meal two of the best sources of plant-based omega-3 fat available. Healthy convenience foods such as pre-packaged whole grain gnocchi and frozen cubed butternut squash save time in preparing the dish.

Skillet Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Kale Pesto


  • Kale Pesto
  • 2 cups chopped kale leaves 500 mL
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 30 mL
  • 1.5 Tbsp chopped walnuts 20 mL
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
  • Gnocchi
  • 1.5 cups frozen pre-cut (1-inch/2.5 cm cubes) butternut squash, thawed
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped 375 mL
  • 1 package (16 oz/500g) prepared whole grain gnocchi
  • 1 cup kale leaves, cut into fine strips 250 mL


  • 1. To prepare pesto: In food processor, purée kale, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, walnuts and garlic for 2 minutes until paste forms. While processing on low, drizzle in canola oil.
  • 2. Warm large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add pesto, butternut squash, red onion (reserve 2 Tbsp/30 mL for garnish) and sauté for 5 minutes. Add gnocchi and sauté another 5 minutes until thoroughly heated.
  • 3. Top with kale strips and chopped red onion. Serve.


6 servings


1 cup (250 mL) gnocchi


Per Serving

Lipides8 g
Gras saturés1.5 g
Cholestérol5 mg
Glucides42 g
Fibres4 g
Sucres6 g
Protéines8 g
Sodium390 mg
Potassium337 mg