Pan-fried gnocchi with broccoli pesto and grilled veg

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

less than 10 mins


Serves 4

Fast and tasty green veg – griddled for that smoky taste. The ready-made gnocchi are fried for extra crunch and served with a homemade chilli broccolli pesto.

By Michel Roux Jr.
From Food & Drink


For the pesto

  • 350g/12oz broccoli (about 1 head), roughly chopped
  • 100ml/3½fl oz olive oil, plus extra to loosen if desired
  • 50-100g/2-3½oz toasted pine nuts, to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 50g/1¾oz parmesan cheese (or vegetarian alternative), freshly grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the vegetables

  • 300g/10½oz green vegetables such as asparagus, purple sprouting broccoli, courgettes and baby leeks
  • olive oil, for drizzling and frying
  • 1 pack shop-bought gnocchi
  • 3 slices pancetta, baked or grilled, to garnish (optional)