Vegetarian baked gnocchi is a delicious and decadent dish featuring pillowy gnocchi, flavorful vegetables, and gooey melted cheese. This recipe is perfect for vegetarians or anyone looking for a comforting baked pasta entree. With all the vegetables and a rich tomato sauce, this baked gnocchi dish is sure to satisfy your tastebuds.
Vegetarian Baked Gnocchi Recipe
A luxurious Vegetarian Baked Gnocchi recipe that pairs gnocchi and sauteed vegetables with a decadent tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese topping.
Preheat an oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish with olive oil or cooking spray.
Cook the potato gnocchi according to the package instructions until they float to the surface of the boiling water. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté for about 2-3 minutes until the onion becomes translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
Add the diced zucchini, yellow bell pepper, and sliced mushrooms to the skillet. Cook for at least 5 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
Stir in the diced tomatoes (with their juices), dried oregano, dried basil, red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and black pepper. Let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Add the cooked gnocchi to the skillet and gently toss to coat the gnocchi with the tomato and vegetable sauce.
Transfer the gnocchi mixture to a greased baking dish and spread it out evenly.
Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the top of the baked gnocchi.
Cook it for about 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Remove the dish from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
Sprinkle fresh basil over the top for garnish.
Serve your vegetarian baked gnocchi hot and enjoy!