Red Pesto & Salmon Gnocchi

This is one of those special occasion dishes, the sort which might cost a little more but is still kind to your budget & big on flavour!

I use frozen salmon fillets unless I spot a bargain & all the other ingredients can easily be found in supermarkets. I used Aldi for the the cream cheese (49p) & Gnocchi (99p).


Serves 2 (easily doubled) Approx £1.48 per person

Prep time 10 mins Cooking time 15 minutes

Level 🍴





  • 2 salmon fillets, defrosted if frozen
  • 1/2 jar red pesto
  • 100g plain cream cheese
  • 250g gnocchi

Pre-heat the oven to 180Fan/200C/Gas6

Cook the gnocchi following pack instructions. Drain & set aside.

In a bowl mix together the pesto & cream cheese.

Take 2/3 of the pesto mixture & add it to the gnocchi, mix gently & transfer to an ovenproof dish.

Lay the salmon fillets on top of the gnocchi. Spread the remaining pesto mixture on top of the salmon.

Place in the oven for 15 minutes.

Serve with a green salad or veg. It works particularly well with watercress!

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