Spinach and Pesto Keto Gnocchi

You can’t go wrong with a great Homemade Pesto which offers massive flavours. Here, I cooked down some spinach for a lovely buttery texture, then simply stirred the cooked spinach and pesto into my Basic Keto Gnocchi. Yum! If this may seem like a rich, filling meal for two people, serve it to four as a light meal or side dish and halve the macros accordingly. If, however, you prefer a nut-free gnocchi, my favourite version is the Fried Keto Gnocchi (Nut-free), which – if you decide to use instead – will come in even lower in carbs!

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Carbs 6.3g | Fat 81g | Protein 29g
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Spinach and Pesto Keto Gnocchi

Buttery spinach, dynamite-flavoured homemade pesto and keto gnocchi: that's dinner sorted! (For my UK readers, scroll to the end of the recipe to see image ads of the products I use.)
Course Main Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2


  • Keto Gnocchi, Fats of Life recipe
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 50 g (1.8 oz) baby spinach
  • 40 g (1.4 oz) Keto Basil Pesto, Fats of Life recipe
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Prepare the gnocchi as per the FOL Keto Gnocchi recipe on this site. As mentioned in that recipe, drizzle a little olive oil over and set aside to keep warm if you have not yet made your sauce.
  • Melt the butter in a non-stick pan and add the spinach. Cook until the spinach wilts completely. Use your spatula to 'chop' it up and it cooks down.
  • Add the pesto to the pan to gently warm through then add the cooked gnocchi. Stir gently to combine and serve immediately seasoned with freshly ground black pepper.

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Calories: 868kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 81g

Spinach and Pesto Keto Gnocchi
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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         868Kcal / 3632kJ
Fat                                 81g
Carbohydrates               6.3g
Protein                           29g


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