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Baked Gnocchi

An easy one-pan Baked Gnocchi, combined with baked vegetables, a delicious seasoning mix and optional cilantro-herb sauce.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Vegetarian
Keyword Baked Gnocchi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 123kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 large red onion (2 cups), chopped
  • 2 small-medium zucchini (2 and 1/2 cups), sliced into half-moons
  • 4 ounces baby bella mushrooms halved or quartered depending on size
  • 1 large red bell pepper (1 heaping cup), chopped
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen potato gnocchi uncooked; no need to thaw
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon EACH: dried basil, dried oregano, dried parsley, garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH: onion powder, dried thyme, sweet paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • Fine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Optional: cilantro sauce or marinara sauce: see notes

Instructions

  • PREP THE VEGGIES: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Chop the red onion into 1/2-inch pieces, slice the zucchini in half and then half again to get half-moons, half or quarter the mushrooms, depending on size (quarter large ones and halve smaller ones), and chop the red pepper into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • ADD TO SHEET PAN: Add all the cut veggies to a large (full-size; 26x18-inch) sheet pan or 2 half-sheet pans. Add the gnocchi to the pan. Drizzle the olive oil over everything and then add all of the seasonings: dried basil, dried oregano, dried parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, sweet paprika, red pepper flakes (if desired), and salt and pepper to taste (I add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, but add to preference, noting that the Parmesan cheese also adds some saltiness). Toss until everything is well-coated and then spread everything into an even layer so no veggies/gnocchi are overlapping.
  • BAKE: Bake for 10 minutes; remove, flip and stir, making sure everything still remains in a single, even layer. Return to the oven for another 8-13 minutes or until veggies are cooked to desired preference (we like them around 10 minutes). Remove from the oven and grate Parmesan cheese right on top (I like using a microplane to get finely grated cheese); taste for any additional salt if needed. Serve hot. If desired, add spoonfuls of herb-y cilantro sauce on top (see notes).

Notes

We love this meal as is, but if you're someone that likes sauces, we've also tried it with a few spoonfuls of marinara and this cilantro sauce. To make the optional cilantro sauce, combine the following in a food processor and pulse until combined: 1 minced garlic clove, 1 tablespoon minced shallot, 1 cup (loosely packed) coarsely chopped cilantro leaves, 1 and 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste (I use 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper). 

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1302IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg