Sheet Pan Gnocchi

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Sheet Pan Gnocchi

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

4

This sheet pan gnocchi recipe is Blue Zone Diet-friendly. It's entirely versatile, healthy, and the perfect meal for a busy night.

I love a quick and easy (but delicious) dinner that is versatile, healthy and everyone loves. This sheet pan gnocchi is exactly what I’m talking about. This recipe also fits within the Blue Zone diet which is essentially a diet that certain countries generally stick to. It’s loaded with legumes, whole ingredients, and vegetable (or fruit) )-forward meals.

❤️ Why You’ll Love Sheet Pan Gnocchi

  • Minimal Dishes: The best part of sheet pan meals is that they require very few dishes, which is great on those busy nights when you want an easy clean-up
  • Versatile: You can totally add whatever veggies you want into this dish, and it can be a great recipe to use up things in your fridge
Sheet pan gnocchi

🍲 Ingredients

Gnocchi: Gnocchi can be found in the pasta aisle of your grocery store. It’s made with potato, and despite what you think, usually not gluten-free as it is often mixed with flour.

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Lentils: The lentils in this recipe add a healthy, plant-based protein to this dish. Buy your lentils in a can, as they are already cooked. If you don’t have canned lentils, you can pre-cook your lentils first, and then add them onto your tray.

👩‍🍳 How to Make Sheet Pan 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 lentils, chopped baby tomatoes, chopped pepper, chopped eggplant, chopped onion, gnocchi and chopped garlic cloves.
  4. Drizzle the Greek dressing over the ingredients on the pan and toss to ensure everything is very well coated.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, tossing 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. Serve immediately topped with a mix of fresh chopped herbs, a drizzle of olive oil and a handful of fresh black olives if desired.
Ingredients for sheet pan gnocchi laid out on a tray

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • Toppings: Top with whatever cheese, nuts, or seeds, that you wish
  • Eat Cold: This dish/leftovers can also be incredibly good cold like a pasta salad

🗒 Variations

  • Vegetables: Seriously use any veggies that roast well in this recipe – you can even use frozen veggies if you want
  • Lentils: Swap the lentils for any other canned beans like butter beans or chickpeas. You can also add in something like shrimp or sausage instead


🗒 Best served with

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in a container in the fridge for up to three days.

🤔 Common Questions

What is gnocchi?

Gnocchi is like a mini potato dumpling. It’s so dang good. It’s like pasta but better. Little pillows of potato!

What veggies are best for roasting on a sheet pan?

So many! Peppers, eggplant, zucchini, carrots, potatoes, onions, and even fresh tomatoes can work. They become a lot sweeter and so tasty.

Blue Zone Sheet Pan Gnocchi

5 from 42 votes
This sheet pan gnocchi recipe is Blue Zone Diet-friendly. It's entirely versatile, healthy, and the perfect meal for a busy night.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Greek-Inspired
Servings 4
Calories 803 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the sheet pan

  • 19 oz can lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint baby tomatoes, halved
  • 1 yellow or orange pepper, chopped in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 small eggplant, chopped in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, chopped in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 500 g store-bought potato gnocchi

For the Greek dressing

Topping

  • 100-125 g plain goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs (mix of parsley, dill and mint)
  • olive oil
  • (optional) handful of black olives
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Instructions
 

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Notes

  • If lentils aren’t your favourite, try canned butter beans or chickpeas. Alternatively, you could use a smaller can of beans and add in shrimp or sausage to the sheet pan.
  • You could also mix and match beans using a small can of each (for example, lentils and chickpeas or lentils and white beans)
  • If you like this recipe, you’ll enjoy our Easy Recipe for Baked Cod (Blue Zone Meal)

Nutrition

Calories: 803kcal | Carbohydrates: 106.2g | Protein: 25.5g | Fat: 34.6g | Saturated Fat: 7.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21.3g | Cholesterol: 11.5mg | Sodium: 869mg | Fiber: 12.9g | Sugar: 10g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Lucinda Brancatisano

5 stars
Absolutely amazing! I found Maria on TikTok and instagram. I’ve wanted to try so many of her recipes for ages and I’m so glad I did.

One of my all time favourite meals I’ve prepped. Can’t wait to try more.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Lucinda!!!

JNaylor

5 stars
Tasty, healthy and colorful. We used butter beans instead of lentil and skipped the black olives. Used fresh herbs from our garden to garnish. Thanks for the recipe!

Maria Koutsogiannis

wow this sounds unreal!!! thank you so much!

Sephra Shoptz

5 stars
I was looking for new dinner ideas because I was stuck in a rut making the same meals. Loved this dish! I added feta instead of goat cheese and it worked well.

Sephra

5 stars
I was looking for new dinner ideas because I was stuck in a rut making the same meals. Loved this dish! I added feta instead of goat cheese and it worked well.

Maria Koutsogiannis

wow! I love this so much. Thank you for the love!

Tammy Panayiotou

5 stars
This is my favorite new recipe! Because I don’t care for American eggplant, I substituted a Japanese eggplant and it was perfect!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Tammy!!!!

Gigi Marie

5 stars
I have added this to my family’s weekly dinner menu! It is so versatile, delicious and colorful!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Gigi!

Holly Helm

5 stars
Easy, healthy, and delicious! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or meal prep! Full of flavor!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Holly!!!

Kristin Johanson

This was super easy to make and SO delicious!!! I love a good one pan meal- will definitely be making again and again.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Kristin!!!

kara

5 stars
I am honestly so impressed with this recipe. So good, easy, and flavorful!! Thank you!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Kara!!!

Suzanne Buckspan

5 stars
This is so very good. Thank you for a beautiful and flavor filled recipe – I will be making this one for a long time. The only change that I made was to add a little lemon zest to the final herb topping. Really, just excellent.

Maria Koutsogiannis

oh wow that sounds amazing! Thank you so much, Suzanne!

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