CREAMY PESTO GNOCCHI WITH PEPPERED GREEN BEANS

April 3, 2013

Imagine a vase sitting perched on a shelf. Its main purpose is to look attractive. You too want to look attractive. You want people to be drawn to your external appearance. You want the world to look at you and say, ‘Look how successful, beautiful, and smart you are!’ But the Bible paints a different picture. Instead of being a beautiful vase, we are dirty clay pots with cracks and holes. We have struggles and weaknesses and imperfections. And in fact, these imperfections allow the treasure within us to shine all the more brightly.

Christ brings value and meaning to us, yet we so often want it the other way around. Anytime someone tries to be perfect or be the most attractive, the external adorning gets in the way of the gospel. That external adorning cannot be sustained, and as a result any time we find a crack or hole and we desperately grab for something to try and hide our weaknesses and shortcomings.

God knows you by name, sees you accurately, is aware of your strengths and weaknesses, and still he calls you his own. In Christ you are given freedom to be broken, to be imperfect, to have failings. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 says “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, what is unseen is eternal.”*

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Peppered Green Beans from Rachel Schultz

CREAMY PESTO GNOCCHI WITH PEPPERED GREEN BEANS
Serves 3-4

1 pound gnocchi
2 cups green beans, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 batch my favorite pesto
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup ricotta
Salt & pepper

Prepare gnocchi according to package instructions.

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Peppered Green Beans from Rachel Schultz

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil and cook green beans 3-4 minutes, or until slightly tender. Drain and season with pepper. In a large skillet, add gnocchi, pesto, and cream, stirring and cooking for 2-3 minutes. Top gnocchi with green beans and ricotta.

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Peppered Green Beans from Rachel Schultz

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Peppered Green Beans from Rachel Schultz

creamy pesto gnocchi with peppered green beans
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound gnocchi
  • 2 cups green beans, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 cup pesto
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup ricotta
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Prepare gnocchi according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil and cook green beans 3-4 minutes, or until slightly tender.
  3. Drain and season with pepper. In a large skillet, add gnocchi, pesto, and cream, stirring and cooking for 2-3 minutes. Top gnocchi with green beans and ricotta.

Adapted from My Recipes.

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Comments

  • I tried a homemade gnocchi recipe with a tomato based sauce once, and I didn’t like it so much; Your recipe sounds and looks very appetizing! I will definitely try to put this together this week.

    • Rachel Schultz

      I hope you like it better!

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