Italian Sheet Pan Gnocchi is a caprese inspired recipe. The perfect combination of refreshing flavors and comfort foods, this is definitely a dish for every season.
I love the simplicity of ingredients in a traditional caprese salad. Slices of tomato, mozzarella, basil, salt and pepper with a drizzle of olive oil, it just shouts refreshing. With a little twist, this classic turns into a delicious and filling vegetarian sheet pan meal.
No Extra Cooking Required!
Baking the gnocchi gives it a slight crispiness to the outside and a chewy, yet tender inside. There is something about it that just works!!
- Shelf packaged and homemade gnocchi can be transferred directly to the sheet pan for baking. Do not boil.
- If you are using frozen gnocchi, follow the thawing instructions prior to baking. I have not used frozen gnocchi and would love to hear from you if you h
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What you need for Italian Sheet Pan Gnocchi
Gnocchi, also know as Italian dumplings
- Traditionally made with potato and flour. There are many other variations of gnocchi, including potato free and even gluten free options. For this recipe I used a store bought packaged traditional gnocchi.
Bocconcini- Meaning "little mouthfuls" in Italian.
- This is a fresh, semi-soft mozzarella cheese. For this recipe I recommend using the cocktail size or pre-cut medallions. Look for bocconcini near the deli.
Basil- An aromatic herb belonging to the mint family.
- Chiffonade' is a slicing technique for cutting basil into long, thin strips.
- Remove the leaves from the stem and stack on each other
- Roll the leaves tightly together
- Slice the leaves perpendicular to the roll, creating beautiful ribbons
Balsamic Vinegar- Is an aged, dark, concentrated vinegar.
- Balsamic vinegar is slightly sweet and works well in salad dressing, dips and sauces.
- Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion and Garlic
Looking to add a meat option?
Proteins like sausage and chicken are great additions to this dish and can be baked at the same time, keeping the recipe a true one pan meal.
Additional time may be required. Always check to ensure protein is cooked thru.
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Italian Sheet Pan Gnocchi
- Baking Sheet
- 3 cups Grape tomatoes, halved
- ½ cup Red onion, thinly sliced
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 1 lb Gnocchi, pre made, potato
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 200 g Bocconcini, cut into chunks
- 3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- ¼ cup Basil, chiffonade
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- In a large bowl combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic and gnocchi.
- Add olive oil, season with salt and pepper and mix well
- Transfer to a large baking sheet
- Bake for 12 minutes. Onions should have some color and tomatoes should have shriveled up a bit.
- Add mozzarella cheese and bake another 3 mins
- Serve topped with basil