Thursday, November 4, 2010

Garlicky Gnocchi with Delicata Squash and Cauliflower

I'm a little ashamed to post a recipe that uses packaged gnocchi, especially after reading the tantalizing post from Vegan Soul Power about homemade sweet potato gnocchi. But shelf-stable, vacuum-packed gnocchi is great when you're short on time and you haven't had the foresight/motivation to make and freeze your own gnocchi ahead of time.  Here's how I like to serve it:

The ingredients
Olive oil
Greens from 2-4 green onions, sliced
4-5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
Salt and black pepper
1 small delicate squash, peeled and cut in 1-inch by ½-inch chunks
about 1 cup cauliflower florets, cut bite-sized
1 17.5-ounce package gnocchi
about 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
Nutritional yeast to taste

The process
1. Heat about 3 T olive oil in a nonstick pan. Add onion greens and garlic and sauté until greens are slightly wilted, about 2 minutes. Set aside.
2. Saute or steam cauliflower and squash until tender.
3. Meanwhile, cook gnocchi according to package directions.
4. Toss gnocchi and garlic/onion mixture with squash and cauliflower. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Top with toasted walnuts and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast. (Garnish with broccoli if for some reason you want yours to match my photo. Weirdo.)
6. Beg for more.


  1. I always have some packaged gnocchi in my pantry. Your recipe sounds great!

  2. This tastes fantastic, and cooks in an absurdly short time...You end up with a delicious and satisfying meal in all of 10 or 12 minutes.

  3. I'm not a huge gnocchi fan but these look amazing.


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