1 euro gnocchi

A quick and dirty gnocchi recipe that takes 15 minutes, costs less than 1€ per portion, and doesn't use any perishable ingredients.


  • gnocchi
  • pesto verde, or 2-3 spoonfuls
  • passata
  • 1 pinch salt
  • pepper, to taste
  • olive oil


  1. Boil the gnocchi according to package instructions.
  2. Before the gnocchi is done boiling, heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat.
  3. Move the gnocchi into the hot pan, and cook for a minute or two.
  4. Add the pesto verde, and a pinch of salt. Cook for another minute or two.
  5. Add the passata and pepper. Cook until the sauce reduces and sticks to the gnocchi.

That's all! This is a cheap and easy meal for those nights where I just don't feel like cooking. You can buy the ingredients well in advance, since they can stay in your pantry for months. This recipe feeds 2 people with 2€ worth of ingredients, but you will have leftover pesto and passata. If you triple the amount of gnocchi, you can feed 6 people with 3.50€.