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Grilled Artichokes with Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

Keyword artichokes, dinner, easy recipe, recipe, grilling, easy, grilled, pesto, gnocchi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 252kcal
Author Dani Meyer


  • 4 artichokes washed stems trimmed and cooked until just tender
  • 2 packages gnocchi
  • ¼ cup edamame
  • ¼ cup pesto
  • 4-6 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled reserve fat
  • fresh arugula
  • Top with:
  • thinly sliced radish
  • handful of multi colored cherry tomatoes
  • parmesan cheese
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • lemon wedges
  • Extra pesto for dipping artichokes


  • 1. Slice cooked artichokes in half with a sharp serrated knife.
  • 2. Hold them firmly together while cutting to get cleanest cut.
  • 3. Brush with leftover bacon grease from the bacon cooking.
  • 4. Prepare grill with wood chips if desired. Grill for 4-5 minutes until smoky and grill marks are apparent.
  • 5. Cook gnocchi in boiling water until they float.
  • 6. Add edamame and blanch for 1 minute with gnocchi. Drain entire pan.
  • 7. Toss hot gnocchi and edamame with pesto and bacon.
  • 8. Line platter with fresh arugula and pour gnocchi over the top. Top with sliced radishes, cherry tomatoes, fresh cracked black pepper and parmesan cheese.
  • 9. Serve immediately with grilled artichokes, lemon wedges and extra pesto for dipping! Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 323mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g