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Sheet Pan Pesto Gnocchi – Two Peas & Their Pod


Sheet Pan Pesto Gnocchi is a favorite weeknight dinner! It’s loaded with tasty vegetables, flavorful pesto, and comes together in no time. It’s a dinner winner every time!

Sheet Pan Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

Easy Gnocchi Recipe

Our boys LOVE gnocchi. It is one of their favorite meals. They love our Crispy Gnocchi and 5-Ingredient Skillet Gnocchi and now this easy Sheet Pan Pesto Gnocchi is a dinner favorite!

Sheet Pan Gnocchi is one of those recipes that always hits the spot! Most busy families I know love having a meal like this in their rotation: it’s cost-effective, loaded with fresh vegetables, and prepares with minimal stress or planning. Home gardeners may even have many of these veggies right in their backyard! This is a great dinner recipe for summertime.

Pesto Gnocchi on sheet pan

What is Gnocchi?

If you haven’t had gnocchi before, let me fill you in. Gnocchi means “lumps” in Italian and is a popular Italian dish. I fell in love with gnocchi when I traveled to Italy years ago and now our entire family loves it!

Gnocchi are small dumplings made with cooked, mashed potatoes and flour. When the small potato dumplings are cooked, they transform into light, fluffy pillows. Gnocchi can be made from scratch, but if you want to save time, you can buy fresh, frozen, or dried gnocchi at the grocery store. I like to use dried gnocchi for this recipe, DeLallo is our favorite brand. You can also use gluten-free gnocchi, if you need the recipe to be gluten-free.

Easy Sheet Pan Gnocchi Recipe

Easy Weeknight Dinner

You’re going to be shocked by just how easy this recipe is. The pesto adds that perfect Italian flavor! You can use your favorite store-bought variety, or if you prefer a homemade pesto, try my Spinach Basil Pesto recipe. It is the BEST! I love making pesto in bulk and freezing it so I always have some on hand when a recipe like this one calls for it!

You’re looking at 35 minutes start to finish, but 25 of those are in-the-oven time! Like I said, this recipe for sheet pan gnocchi couldn’t be quicker or easier and it’s a total crowd pleaser and kid pleaser. My boys LOVE this easy dinner recipe!

How to Make Sheet Pan Pesto Gnocchi

  • Preheat the oven to 425 and prep your sheet pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying with nonstick spray. The foil makes clean up a breeze!
  • Remove your gnocchi from the package and separate any that are stuck together. This is important so every piece cooks evenly!
  • Spread the gnocchi and all of the veggies (tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and onions) on your baking sheet.
  • Pour ½ cup of the pesto over the gnocchi and veggies and toss until everything is coated evenly. It’s already smelling amazing, right?! Ensure everything is in an even layer on the pan.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through. You’ll know it’s ready when the tomatoes are about to burst and the gnocchi is slightly crisp but still soft!
  • Remove everything from the pan, drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons of pesto, and garnish with parmesan. You can also add red pepper flakes and basil leaves at this point if you choose!
  • Serve your sheet pan gnocchi right away. It’s delicious warm and right out of the oven!
  • We rarely have leftovers, but if you do, keep them in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days! Reheat in the microwave.

More Sheet Pan Recipes:

Pesto Gnocchi Recipe with vegetables
  • 16
    ounces
    uncooked potato gnocchi
  • 1
    pint
    grape tomatoes
  • 1
    small zucchini,
    chopped
  • 1
    red bell pepper,
    chopped
  • 1
    yellow bell pepper,
    chopped
  • 1/2
    red onion,
    chopped
  • 1/2
    cup
    basil pesto, plus 2 tablespoons
    (divided)
  • 1/4
    cup
    freshly shaved parmesan cheese,
    for topping
  • Crushed red pepper flakes,
    optional
  • Fresh basil leaves,
    for garnish, optional

Nutrition Facts

Sheet Pan Pesto Gnocchi

Amount Per Serving

Calories 381
Calories from Fat 135

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15g
23%

Saturated Fat 4g
20%

Cholesterol 7mg
2%

Sodium 787mg
33%

Potassium 554mg
16%

Total Carbohydrates 54g
18%

Dietary Fiber 6g
24%

Sugars 7g

Protein 11g
22%

Vitamin A
55%

Vitamin C
143.7%

Calcium
17.3%

Iron
28.2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Keywords

dinner, easy, sheet pan

Photos by Dishing Out Health



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