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!
Lindsey Gauthier @theperfecthousewife

SO DELISH! Perfect recipe to nourish the body and the flavors! Yummmm!

Always looking for healthy recipes to feed my family and this is a winner!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much hun!!!!!

Hailey Hicks

Just a quick question — are you supposed to pre-cook the gnocchi or do you place them on the sheet pan fresh out of the package? I’ve never seen gnocchi baked rather than boiled before and want to make sure I am not supposed to boil them first.

Maria Koutsogiannis

nope! no boiling needed – cook from raw! We would highlight precooked in the recipe if needed but I understand the concern! I really think you are going to love this one!!!

Hailey Hicks

Thank you for the prompt reply! Can’t wait to try it out tonight!

Maria Koutsogiannis

please let me know what you think ok?

Stephanie Bell

5 stars
Y U M! I’m in for all things Greek & Mediterranean. So I was excited to make this!!!!!! Inexpensive. Delicious. Flavorful. Filling. Only after making it did I realize the recipe called for GOAT cheese not feta lol! I can only imagine how much better using goat cheese would have made this. I will be eating this again and again! Thank you!!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!!! I am so glad you enjoyed this hunnie!

Shannon Myers

5 stars
Really great plant based dish. Great flavors, easy to prepare, and love that it gave me a reason to buy and prepare lentils which I haven’t done in forever.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YAY! This makes me so happy, thank you Shannon!

Chelsea P

5 stars
And our meatless meal journey continues!! The soft texture of the gnocchi with the other veggies was SO good. The tomatoes literally bursted with flavour, and then mixed with the dressing… every bite was DELICIOUS. Each of us went back for another serving. Another great recipe – thanks so much, Maria!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you sooo much, Chelsea!! This means alot to me!

Jess Dolente

5 stars
So delicious!!! I added chicken and I used beans instead of lentils – this recipe was so easy and so great and I will absolutely be making this again!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Jess!!!!

Kate

We are trying to eat really healthily and had some gnocchi to use. This recipe was delicious! I am recommending it to everyone!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Kate!!

Alex

5 stars
Absolutely delicious! I made it for 6 people, two of which are very picky eaters. We all loved it!! Quick and easy, and we’ll definitely make it again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Alex!!!

Beth DeAngelis

5 stars
This was absolutely delicious!! I’ve made it several times already with only minimal substitutions. Any small pasta works if you don’t have gnocchi handy. I also used black beans once instead of lentils, and usually use feta cheese. Always came out fabulous. Cooking it in the dressing makes magic happen : )
Oh, and don’t skip the black olives!

Maria Koutsogiannis

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

Tiffany

5 stars
made this tonight and it blew me away!! so simple to make, quick and so so delicious! I could not get over the depth of the flavors. it reminded me of eating a healthy flavorful dinner on a patio in summer time. My first Maria recipe and I cannot believe it took me so long to try!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Tiffany!!! This makes me so happy hunnie!!!

Cristina Barillari

5 stars
Another 5 star recipe. I’m literally drooling just thinking about the meal I just ate. It was super easy and delicious!
I added shrimp that I marinated in the Greek dressing. It was perfection!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much hunnie! This means so much to me!

Georgia Shaw

Simple, quick and mighty delicious. Think I have found my new favourite way to make Gnocchi

Maria Koutsogiannis

Right!!! Isn’t it so easy and fun!!!

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