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Easy Vegetable Gnocchi

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  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


Learn how to make this easy vegetable gnocchi dish with just a handful of simple ingredients and about 30 minutes of your time. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner, and makes a great on-the go dish for school or work!


  • 23 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or cooking oil of choice)
  • 16 oz. gnocchi (gluten-free as needed*)
  • 1/2 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup zucchini
  • 1/3 cup slices mushrooms
  • 4 spears of asparagus, ends removed and quartered
  • 14 oz. can diced tomatoes (or sub fresh)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, julienned
  • Vegan parmesan, to top
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the gnocchi according to the package directions. Once it has cooked, drain the gnocchi and set it aside.
  2. In a medium pan over medium heat, add in 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil along with the gnocchi. Cook the gnocchi, flipping often, until it is golden brown. Transfer the gnocchi to a clean plate.
  3. In the same pan over medium heat, add in the remaining 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil along with the bell peppers, onions and garlic. Sauté over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, or until the garlic is fragrant and the onions become translucent.
  4. Add in the zucchini, mushrooms, and asparagus. Continue to cook, mixing often, until these vegetables have softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Mix through the tomatoes and allow the mixture to come to a simmer. Bring the heat down to low and simmer everything together for 5 minutes, mixing often.
  6. Add the fresh spinach, Italian seasoning and cooked gnocchi , and mic until well combined. Cook the mixture for a few minutes more or until the spinach has wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Remove the pan from heat and divide into serving bowls. Top each with fresh basil and vegan parmesan, as desired. Enjoy!


  • Trader Joe’s sells a great cauliflower gnocchi that is gluten-free.
  • Feel free to customize this dish to your liking and change up the vegetable mixture however you’d like!
  • The nutrition facts do not take into consideration the addition of vegan parmesan and may vary based on the gnocchi and vegetables used.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Entree, Pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Italian