Gnocchi with Zucchini, Basil & Brown Butter

Can you tell based on some of my previous recipes that I have really been getting my fill of zucchini lately. It’s fresh, flavorful, low in calories and a good source of potassium, and vitamins A and C.  Convenient store-bought potato gnocchi is tossed with zucchini, onions and garlic that have all been sautéed in browned butter to create this crazy-good gnocchi dish. Not only is it healthy but it can be ready in 20 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight dinner.


I made this dinner last week while Jason was out of town not really knowing how it would turn out. It literally took all the constraint I had in me not to finish off the entire bowl in one sitting. At first I was sad I had no one to share this delicious bowl of goodness with until I realized that meant there was more for me. I should probably feel bad about this but I don’t.

This one pot dinner can be enjoyed all year long by substituting other seasonal vegetables to give it a fresh and flavorful taste.


In other news, how do you like my new recipe format? Fancy huh? I love the new look and am excited about incorporating this new feature into the blog.

Gnocchi with Zucchini, Basil & Brown Butter
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Serves: 4
  • 1-16oz package of pre-made whole wheat gnocchi.
  • 2 cups chopped zucchini
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • sea salt to taste
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
  1. Cook the gnocchi according to package directions; Reserve ⅓ cup of pasta water then drain gnocchi and return to pot
  2. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until the butter is beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add zucchini, onions and garlic: Add in the reserved pasta water; cook, stirring often, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add gnocchi and toss to coat.
  3. Top with sea salt, chopped fresh basil and parmesan (optional); Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 381 Fat: 7 Saturated fat: 2 Carbohydrates: 71.2 Sugar: 4.6 Sodium: 882.1 Fiber: 6 Protein: 10.8 Cholesterol: 0

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By | 2018-06-01T09:38:39+00:00 August 22nd, 2013|Dairy & Soy Free Vegetarian, Food, Vegetarian|2 Comments


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