Baked Gnocchi

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Healthy Blue Zone Baked Gnocchi

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

4 -6

This healthy Baked Gnocchi recipe is Blue Zone-friendly because it's loaded with healthy ingredients like artichokes, arugula, zucchini, and drizzled with a fresh orange dressing.

This Baked Gnocchi recipe is so fresh and delicious. It’s the perfect recipe for the summer with fresh zucchini, arugula, olives, and citrus dressing. What I love most about this easy recipe is that it’s just that, easy! You can make it in under and hour and with minimal dishes since it’s all done on a sheet pan.

Baked gnocchi on a sheet pan

❤️ Why You’ll Love Baked Gnocchi

  • Fresh: This Baked Gnocchi recipe has such a freshness from it from not just the veggies but the citrus dressing that is so good and flavorful
  • Quick: Make this easy recipe in only 40-minutes. It’s a great, easy weekday meal
  • Versatile: Add in your favorite fresh veggies, fresh herbs, protein, whatever you want
  • Healthy: This recipe is a Blue Zone-inspired recipe. Blue Zones are places around the world that have very healthy diets, and because of that, they live the longest

🍲 Ingredients

Fennel – Fennel has a mild licorice flavor and is a great addition to salads, and cooking because it adds a unique pop of flavor. Fennel also has a variety of health benefits. It can help with digestive problems such as heartburn, gas, bloating, etc. and it is even said to be good for upper respiratory infections. So it can be a great superfood when you’re sick.

Blood Orange Juice – You can use whatever type of orange juice you have. I love blood oranges because of their beautiful color. They are a bit less tangy than a typical navel orange but have a floral tart taste. They are great for cocktails, drinks, and dressings.

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Bowl of baked gnocchi next to sheet pan

👩‍🍳 How to Make Baked Gnocchi

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the Greek dressing ingredients together and set aside.
  3. To the sheet pan add: rinsed chickpeas, chopped zucchini, sliced fennel, chopped artichokes, gnocchi and sliced shallots.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the ingredients on the pan and toss to ensure everything is very well coated.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, tossing gently at the 15-minute mark. After 25 minutes crumble the goat cheese over top of all the ingredients on the pan and bake for 5 more minutes.
  6. Top with arugula and green olives and a drizzle of olive oil and salt if desired. Serve immediately.
sheet pan of baked gnocchi

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • Gnocchi: You can find gnocchi in the pasta aisle at your grocery store
  • Blue Zone: To create meals that are Blue Zone-friendly, the key is to load them with veggies, and legumes
  • Protein: Add your favorite protein to this recipe like chicken, baked tofu, or whatever your favorite is


🗒 Substitutions

  • Arugula: If you aren’t a big arugula fan, you can swap for kale or spinach instead
  • Zucchini: Add in your favorite veggies – sweet peppers, onions, whatever you please
  • Chickpeas: If you don’t have chickpeas, you can use another bean like butter beans or white kidney beans
  • Goat Cheese: If you don’t love goat cheese, swap it for another crumbly cheese like feta


🗒 Best served with

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. These leftovers are so good cold or reheated.

🤔 Common Questions

What is a Blue Zone?

A Blue Zone is a label given to certain countries in the world that have the longest-living people. Researchers believe this is due to their diets which are rich in veggies, legumes, and lean proteins.

What is gnocchi?

Gnocchi is a little potato dumpling. It’s popular in Italian cuisine and can create a unique spin on a pasta dish. They are also easy to make if you are ambitious.

Healthy Blue Zone Baked Gnocchi

5 from 5 votes
This healthy Baked Gnocchi recipe is Blue Zone-friendly because it's loaded with healthy ingredients like artichokes, arugula, zucchini, and drizzled with a fresh orange dressing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Greek-Inspired
Servings 4 -6
Calories 449 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 19 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced thin
  • 14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed, then chopped
  • 500 g store bought potato gnocchi
  • 4 shallots, sliced thin

Greek inspired citrus dressing

Toppings

Instructions
 

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Notes

  • If chickpeas aren’t your favourite try canned butter beans or cannellini beans.
  • If you like this recipe, try our Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Nutrition

Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.5g | Protein: 12.5g | Fat: 25.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15.4g | Cholesterol: 7.7mg | Sodium: 637.2mg | Fiber: 9.4g | Sugar: 5.9g
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Danielle

5 stars
This recipe exceeded our expectations, it was fun to prepare and SO delicious with lots of leftovers we can enjoy. Eating healthy never tasted so good. Definitely give this one a try.

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much for the love, danielle!!

Caroline Johnson

5 stars
LOVED this recipe!! Will be making this regularly. We were out of goat cheese but served it with grilled halloumi which was a great complement. Curious whether you store leftovers with or without the arugula – do you want it to wilt a bit, or stay crunchy? Delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Either is fine but I think without would be better!!

Seléne Hélène

5 stars
It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe.
Greetz from Amsterdam 🙂

Maria Koutsogiannis

hi!!!!

Gwen H

5 stars
Sooooooo flavorful and delicious!!!!!! We used vegan feta cheese to veganize the recipe & this will definitely be part of our regular rotation! Outstanding!!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Gwen!!!

Mimi Rippee

Fascinating! I’ve never thought to roast jarred artichoke hearts. Love that you included chick peas. Great recipe!
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Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you!

Nancy MacDonald

I want to try this soon but I assume the goat cheese in the salad dressing section of the recipe is a typo since it has you adding after 25 min of cooking time.

Maria Koutsogiannis

That typo has been edited! Thanks for flagging!

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