Gnocchi is a classic Italian pasta dish. These little potato dumplings are super fun to make and eat! While traditional recipes often include eggs, gnocchi is really easy to make vegan. Serve it with your favorite marinara sauce or just some olive oil–it’s all up to you! Gnocchi is a great date night recipe because it feels a little more special than just any other pasta and you can even make it from scratch together. These vegan gnocchi recipes are so delicious and will definitely make your next meal more exciting. It’s time to try something new — make these vegan gnocchi recipes!
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1. One-Pan Gnocchi in Cherry Tomato Sauce
This One-Pan Gnocchi in Cherry Tomato Sauce by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek comes together in under 30 minutes! All you have to do is take a bowl of cherry tomatoes and cook them in a pan with some onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and vegetable stock until soft. Then, blend the sauce up to give it a nice and silky texture (or don’t! If you like it chunky, there’s no need!) To finish the dish off, add gnocchi, basil leaves, and vegan cream to the sauce. Let it cook for just about 4-5 minutes until the gnocchi turns soft and the sauce thickens. And that’s all there is to the dish! It really couldn’t be more simple, right? So there you have it. A tasty, creamy and filling lunch for 3 people (or 2) on the table in about 30 minutes. And just look how creamy and heavenly one-pan gnocchi and tomato sauce looks!
2. Creamy Pea and Mushroom Gnocchi
Source: Creamy Pea and Mushroom Gnocchi
3. Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Source: Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi
If not cooked creatively, pasta can get boring even for the fiercest lovers of the dish. To prevent this from happening, it’s good to switch things up, be it the color of your pasta, the type, the shape, the filling, so on and so forth. This recipe, for instance, uses purple sweet potato to create an eye-catching gnocchi dish that is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. You have to try Petra Vogel‘s Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi!
4. Lemon Gnocchi
Source: Lemon Gnocchi
This Lemon Gnocchi by Lenia Patsi is super simple and tasty! Soft, pillowy gnocchi are topped with asparagus, fennel, walnuts, nutritional yeast, and lemon sauce. It’s refreshing, yet so cozy. The flavors are wonderful and the different textures compliment each other so well. You have to try this lemon gnocchi––you are going to love it!
5. Crispy and Soft Veggie Gnocchi With Spinach and Garlic Sauce
Made of sweet potatoes and spinach, this Crispy and Soft Veggie Gnocchi With Spinach and Garlic Sauce by Sophia DeSantis packs a healthy punch! Crisp, yet soft, you get the best of both worlds. Make this a weekly dinner and you’ll never get complaints!
6. Pumpkin Gnocchi With Creamy Mushroom Sauce
This delicious Pumpkin Gnocchi With Creamy Mushroom Sauce by Kirsten Kaminski is absolutely delicious! Perfect for the colder seasons, and with a creamy mushroom sauce poured on top, you’re in for a delightful, satisfying dinner.
7. Rich Sicilian Caponata and Gnocchi
Rich Sicilian Caponata and Gnocchi by Julia Shannahan is a wonderful gluten-free, vegan meal to share. The Caponata is slightly acidic from the vinegar which cuts through the richness of the sauce and plump vegetables. Rich Sicilian Caponata and Gnocchi is very versatile: the Caponata is equally good served with pasta or as a dip and gnocchi, well gnocchi goes with everything. Divine!
8. Beet Gnocchi With Arugula Pesto
Source: Beet Gnocchi With Arugula Pesto
Think pink with these pretty Beet Gnocchi With Arugula Pesto by Sonja Trurnit! The addition of pureed beets not only gives the gnocchi a lovely color but also an earthy sweetness that makes the potatoes anything but bland. Top with a generous drizzle of arugula pesto and you’ve got yourself a beautiful, delicious, and impressive dinner! You don’t even need to mention how easy this was to make either.
9. Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Brown Butter Sage Sauce
10. Butternut Squash Gnocchi
Source: Butternut Squash Gnocchi
Whilst this recipe for Butternut Squash Gnocchi by Melissa Tedesco is without eggs and gluten, it is not without the flavor, texture and appearance of traditional gnocchi. The butternut squash gives them a lovely flavor and color, and the gluten free flour and gram flour do a brilliant job of binding the dough. The butternut squash gnocchi go well with any sauce, whether it be a classic tomato sauce, or an olive oil, garlic, lemon zest and rosemary sauce.
11. Nettle Gnocchi with Dried Tomatoes and Spring Onions
Nettles can be used in the kitchen in soups, risottos, ravioli stuffing, pancakes, pasta pesto or simply sautéed as a side dish. In this case, they’re used for gnocchi! This delicious Nettle Gnocchi with Dried Tomatoes and Spring Onions by Valentina Chiappa is seasoned in a simple but tasty way.
12. Crispy Gnocchi With Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Brussels Sprouts
When you need a quick, one-pot dish for dinner, this Crispy Gnocchi With Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Brussels Sprouts by Rhea Parsons is the way to go. It’s fast, easy to make, and packed with healthy veggies! And of course, the crispy pan-fried gnocchi. This dish is delicious, satisfying, and perfect for a wintery day! Buy prepackaged vegan gnocchi at the store or make your own! Buying it at the store will definitely be easier and save time, buy making your own can be really fun! This vegan gnocchi recipe is healthy and delicious! You’re going to love it!
13. Cheese and Tomato Gnocchi
Source: Cheese and Tomato Gnocchi
14. Mexican-Inspired Gnocchi
Source: Mexican-Inspired Gnocchi
Have you ever had one of those days where you just have to have a huge comforting meal? A meal loaded with pasta and beans in a heavy sauce?! This vegan Mexican-Inspired Gnocchi by Rini Desai is the perfect comfort food! Its a quick and easy one-pot weeknight dinner recipe for the whole family to enjoy.
15. Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Mushroom Jus and Coconut Sauce
Soft and delicious sweet potato gnocchi is accompanied by a luxurious mushroom jus and dreamy coconut sauce. You’ll want to have this amazing Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Mushroom Jus and Coconut Sauce from CATCH NYC‘s menu again and again!
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