Absolutely delicious ricotta gnocchi covered with melted butter, basil pesto, and topped with green beans! This easy ricotta gnocchi with pesto and green beans recipe will steal your heart!
Cook potatoes in salted water, drain, and mash. Let them cool down completely.
Cook green beans until soft, drain, and set aside.
On the working surface (dusted with flour) mix chilled potatoes with egg, flour, ricotta, salt, pepper, and thyme. Quickly knead a dough. The dough shouldn't be super sticky, but it shouldn't be hard either.
Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into a long cylinder and slice into smaller pieces. Press each piece with a dusted fork. Repeat until you use up all the dough.
Boil a large pot of water (with salt and one tablespoon of olive oil). Add gnocchi and cook for 1-2 minutes since the gnocchi start to float on top.
Remove gnocchi from the water using a slotted spoon.
Heat a large pan/skillet with remaining olive oil and butter. Add gnocchi and brown them nicely. Add pesto and cooked green beans. Mix everything together.