June 29, 2022

Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Roasted Vegetables

Zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, red onions and gnocchi share the same pan in this easy 30-minute sheet pan gnocchi with roasted garlic.

Zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, red onions and gnocchi share the same pan in this easy 30-minute sheet pan gnocchi with roasted garlic.

Sheet pan gnocchi with roasted vegetables in a bowl.

The more wear and tear on my baking sheets, the more I want to use them. These marks are a reminder of just how handy these pans are in everyone’s kitchen arsenal. They are good for a huge range of recipes from M&M cookies on the sweet side to one-pan weeknight dinners on the savory side.

That includes this sheet pan gnocchi with roasted vegetables where zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes cook together with the dumplings and cloves of garlic for a tasty 30-minute meal.

As much as I love the project of making homemade potato gnocchi, this is where you should pick up a package of shelf-stable gnocchi at the grocery, preheat the oven, spread everything on the sheet pan and get cooking.

Roasting Gnocchi in the Oven

When you think about making gnocchi, a pot of boiling salted water might be the first thing that pops into your brain. But when you put it on a baking sheet in the oven, no boiling is necessary. The dry heat will do everything that you need.

Boiled gnocchi turns out pillowy and soft unlike roasted gnocchi, which is a bit crisp on the outside. It has a very satisfying chewy texture too. And the best part is that the veggies bake right along side it.

Ingredients including gnocchi, zucchini, squash and tomatoes

Ingredients & Substitutions

This is what you need:

  • Gnocchi: You can find packaged gnocchi with the rest of the pasta in the Italian food section at the grocery store. You can substitute with cauliflower gnocchi, so this dish turns out gluten-free.
  • Vegetables: The recipe calls for a mix of zucchini, yellow squash, grape tomatoes and red onions. The zucchini and squash are interchangeable. It’s important that you stick with small whole tomatoes. After roasting, the juices from the burst tomatoes will help “sauce” the gnocchi. Diced red bell peppers are another great option.
  • Garlic roasts on the pan with the veggies. By keeping them in their skins, the cloves almost steam and become soft enough to mash.
  • Thyme adds beautiful herby flavor just by topping the pan with a few sprigs before it goes into the oven. Try fresh rosemary instead or a combination of the two.
  • Olive oil: Since the sauce for this pasta is essentially garlic-infused oil, use high quality extra-virgin olive oil for the best flavor.
  • Salt & pepper season the vegetables and gnocchi while they roast.
  • Parmesan cheese: Sprinkle Parmesan on top of the gnocchi once it is plated and ready to serve.
  • Parsley: I always like to finish gnocchi with fresh herbs like parsley or torn basil.
Spread the gnocchi and vegetables on a baking sheet and then roast everything in the oven.
Mash the garlic into the olive oil in a bowl. Then stir in the gnocchi and vegetables.

How To Make This Sheet Pan Gnocchi Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Combine the gnocchi and vegetables on a large rimmed baking sheet. Toss everything with olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread the gnocchi and veggies into a single layer. The less overlapping and touching, the more browning.
  3. Roast the gnocchi and vegetables until they are lightly browned. Because the oven is so hot, this will only take 20-22 minutes.
  4. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins into olive oil in a big bowl. Mash them with a fork.
  5. Stir the gnocchi and vegetable mixture into the garlic oil.
  6. Spoon the gnocchi into serving bowls or onto plates and finish with Parmesan and parsley.
Sheet pan gnocchi with roasted vegetables in a bowl.

What To Serve with Gnocchi

Pair this gnocchi with a salad, and then you have a simple and complete sheet pan dinner. Try an arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette or an Italian chopped salad, which you can make in advance. Just store the dressing and the salad separately.

Leftovers & Storage

If you have leftovers, you can keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. When the gnocchi is cold, it gets extra chewy. Rewarm it in the microwave or in a skillet with a little olive oil. You can also add baby spinach or other greens to stretch leftovers into another meal.

More Easy Pasta Recipes

Baked Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Spinach
Antipasto Pasta
Chickpea Pasta with Spinach
Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
Lemon Pepper Spaghetti
Burst Tomato Pasta
Lemon Kale Orzo

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Sheet pan gnocchi with roasted vegetables in a bowl.

Roasted Garlic Sheet Pan Gnocchi

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-22 minutes
  • Total Time: 30-32 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, red onions and gnocchi share the same pan in this easy 30-minute sheet pan gnocchi with roasted garlic.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shelf-stable gnocchi
  • 1 zucchini, diced 1/2-inch
  • 1 yellow squash, diced 1/2-inch
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves in their skins
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Shaved Parmesan for serving
  • Chopped parsley for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. On a sheet pan toss the gnocchi, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, onions and garlic with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread everything into a single layer. Scatter the thyme sprigs in top.
  3. Bake for 20-22 minutes until the gnocchi and vegetables are lightly browned and tender.
  4. Carefully squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins into a large bowl. Mash them into 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  5. Spoon the gnocchi and vegetables into the bowl, gently stirring into the roasted garlic oil.
  6. Divide the gnocchi onto serving dishes and top with Parmesan and parsley.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container up to 3 days. Rewarm in the microwave or in a skillet with a splash of olive oil on the stove.

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-22 minutes
  • Total Time: 30-32 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: sheet pan gnocchi

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  1. This was a simply delicious and easy weeknight dinner and a great way to use up zucchini. I used 2 zucchini instead of using squash and it was yummy!! Even served the leftovers over spinach the next night for a salad dinner.