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Can we make this a weekly dinner??

Simple Summer Tomato Pesto and Grilled Corn Gnocchi | @hbharvest

Because it has all the things I LOVE.

Hello to carbs, cheese, summer vegetables and maybe most importantly, the poached egg. Yes, yes, YES. Poached eggs for the win cause that’s how I like to do Wednesday.

For real though, doesn’t this Simple Summer Tomato Pesto + Grilled Corn Gnocchi (whew!) look like a plate from heaven?? I’m currently in go, go, GO mode right now, as I’m working on a few behind the scenes projects (being semi-documented on snapchat!), not to mention that whole cookbook situation. It’s kind of busy over here, and I love it, but it has left me craving all the things I am most obsessed with. Basically, I want nothing to do with anything that’s even close to sub-par, and everything to do with rewarding myself with all my favorites. Carbs in the form of toast, pasta and gnocchi, cheese and veggies of all kinds, followed up with all my beloved summer fruits.

Oh right, and eggs. All the eggs please too!

Simple Summer Tomato Pesto and Grilled Corn Gnocchi | @hbharvestSimple Summer Tomato Pesto and Grilled Corn Gnocchi | @hbharvest

So here’s the thing, I have this weird relationship with gnocchi. I go through phases of loving it, and then all the sudden I forget all about it for months on end. It’s such a bummer because gnocchi is a great, fast and easy meal that isn’t really pasta, but can kind of be eaten like one… which I love!

I was cleaning out my pantry the other day because I have some upcoming photo shoots here at the barn (I need to organize SO bad). I came across a box of my favorite DeLallo potato gnocchi. I literally thought, “wow, that sounds so good”. For about a milla second I wasn’t sure just how I wanted to prepare it, but then I glazed over my shoulder and saw the bucket of cherry tomatoes and my question was answered.

A simple summer tomato pesto and grilled corn gnocchi. I mean, could it really get any better? Currently, I’m thinking NOPE.

Simple Summer Tomato Pesto and Grilled Corn Gnocchi | @hbharvest

And then, I did what I guess I do best these days, and I procrastinated…majorly. Instead of cleaning or checking off one of the millions of tasks on my days “to-do” list, I decided it was a good idea to make gnocchi. I did the same thing yesterday, but with pizza and burrata. You now know my favored way to procrastinate and deal with stress. Can’t say it’s all bad.

So I roasted some tomatoes, made a pesto like sauce out of them, grilled some corn, made some cute zucchini ribbons and tossed it all together. I decided the gnocchi needed cheese, so I added a whole bunch of feta. Then I looked at it some more, and yup… I added the poached egg.

Simple Summer Tomato Pesto and Grilled Corn Gnocchi | @hbharvest


Procrastination = meal PERFECTION.

So, who’s ready to kick Wednesday in the butt?? Cool, me too!

Simple Summer Tomato Pesto and Grilled Corn Gnocchi | @hbharvest

Summer Tomato Pesto + Grilled Corn Gnocchi.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 1020 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, the garlic and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper to a baking dish. Toss well, making sure the tomatoes are coated in olive oil. Roast for 10-15 minutes or until the tomatoes collapse. Remove, and allow the tomatoes to cool slightly.
  • Add half of the tomatoes (reserving the remaining tomatoes for tossing with the gnocchi) and both cloves of garlic to a food processor along with the remaining 1/3 cup olive oil and the toasted walnuts. Pulse until mostly smooth. Add the lemon zest, crushed red pepper and parmesan, pulse to combine. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the gnocchi according to package directions. Before you drain the gnocchi scoop out about 1/2 cup pasta water, drain the gnocchi well, and then add it back to the hot pot. To the gnocchi, add the zucchini and give it a good toss. Next add about half of the tomato pesto and toss, adding more pesto if desired (you may not use all of the pesto). Stir in the reserved roasted tomatoes, grilled corn and basil. If needed, thin the gnocchi sauce with the reserved pasta water.
  • Divide the hot gnocchi among plates and top with feta cheese and a poached egg. Sprinkle the egg with salt + pepper. EAT!
  • PS. I like to break the egg and then toss it with the gnocchi, it creates a carbonara like gnocchi!
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Simple Summer Tomato Pesto and Grilled Corn Gnocchi | @hbharvest

As long as the day ends with summertime gnocchi. Obviously.

Simple Summer Tomato Pesto and Grilled Corn Gnocchi | @hbharvest

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  1. 5 stars
    Phenomenal! The tomato pesto is the creme de la creme here with the brightness of the lemon zest and the garlicky summer cherry tomatoes. Be sure to use in season vegetables for the most flavor. I will be making this again and doubling!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this a little bit ago as a side dish (minus the poached egg) and paired it with a tenderloin steak. It’s so creamy and flavourful, an “Mmm” with every bite!
    I have a girls night coming up and want to offer this for dinner WITH the egg this time around, but I am wondering:
    I have to eliminate dairy for the next couple months and was curious if the pesto could be made with nutritional yeast and a vegan feta??

    1. Hey Jodes,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for your review:) Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! I’ve never tried that with this recipe, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for you! xx

  3. 5 stars
    This is quite possibly my favorite recipe ever. Have made it so many times. The pesto is sooooo good. Have made it with both Parmesan and nutritional yeast. Both are incredible! I did not even like gnocchi before I found this recipe. Now I’m obsessed!

    1. Hi Celia,
      Wonderful!! Thank you so much for making the recipe, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! Have the best week:) xxT

  4. 5 stars
    This was a really delicious recipe! I didn’t have corn on the cob and I don’t have a grill so I used a bag of frozen corn instead and it was excellent. Since we don’t eat eggs, no poached egg. Didn’t miss it at all. This was great! That roasted tomato/roasted garlic pesto is fantastic. Thank you!

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Happy Sunday! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    The thing I love most about your recipes is that you can follow them exactly or riff and they’re equally delish. Tonight I was lazy, so I made this with modifications. Roasted tomatoes with garlic and didn’t blend. Added whole toasted pine nuts (no walnuts). Pan-fried gnocchi because I didn’t feel like dirtying a pot to boil them and added all the vegetables directly. Skipped the egg, definitely did not skip the feta. Just outrageously good. Thank you, once again, Tieghan. ❤️

    1. Hey Susan,
      You could refrigerate this yes, I would just leave the egg out of that. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  6. Hmm I see NO PESTO in her recipe..only torn basi lleaves..
    BTW T I made this a while back. Delish !!