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!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Adjust servings > 2
Author Monya Kilian Palmer


  • Keto Gnocchi, FOL recipe
  • 2 tsp grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 50 g (1.8 oz) baby spinach
  • 40 g (1.4 oz) Keto Basil Pesto, FOL 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
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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         868Kcal / 3632kJ
Fat                                 81g
Carbohydrates               6.3g
Protein                           29g


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Disclaimer: The nutritional analysis, macro and allergen breakdown of the recipes on this site are meticulously calculated using the cloud-based software NUTRITICS®. NUTRITICS® is fully approved by the relevant Trading Standards organizations and is EU and FDA-compliant. The author, Monya Kilian Palmer is trained in using this superior software in order to provide you accurate data. The author is not a medical professional and this website has been designed only to provide you with recipes to suit the keto lifestyle you have chosen and discussed with your GP. The macros calculations are provided as a courtesy to you based on Monya’s weighing of ingredients when creating the dishes. If Erythritol (a sugar polyol) has been used in any of the recipes, it has already been manually excluded from the final carbohydrate count for you.

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