Sheet Pan Gnocchi
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Elaine Skiadas

This Sheet Pan Gnocchi is excerpted from Elaine’s cookbook, Fantastic Vegan Recipes for the Teen Cook. She is the food photographer, recipe developer, and stylist behind the food blog, Wandering Chickpea. Elaine launched her blog with the intention of welcoming anyone, whether they have dietary restrictions or not, who simply enjoys gazing at appetizing food photos on the internet and creating scrumptious, family-friendly meals.

Sheet Pan Gnocchi alla Norma: The Ultimate Weeknight Winner

Hands down, this sheet pan gnocchi recipe wins the weeknight dinner game. Simply toss a package of store-bought gnocchi directly on a sheet pan with eggplant, tomatoes, and seasonings inspired by the classic Italian dish pasta alla Norma. The tomatoes burst in the oven and their sweet juices caramelize around the gnocchi, leaving it perfectly crisp on the outside, but soft and chewy on the inside. Whether you’re looking for a quick fix after class or making dinner for your family, this is a great recipe to have in your back pocket.

Ingredients You’ll Need

How To Make This Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Step 1: Preheat and Prep for Flavorful Roasting

Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C), set to convection mode, and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, oregano, brown sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes.

Step 2: Assemble and Season for Flavor Fusion

Spread the eggplant, cherry tomatoes, and garlic on the sheet pan. Pour the oil mixture over them and quickly toss to combine. Arrange everything, including the gnocchi, in a single layer on the prepared sheet pan—it’s okay if it’s pretty packed—and season with a few grinds of black pepper.

Step 3: Baking and Serve

Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the sheet pan from the oven. Use a spatula to crush some of the cherry tomatoes and give everything a good toss so their juices coat the gnocchi and eggplant. Return the pan to the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the gnocchi are golden brown and crispy. Top with fresh basil and serve warm.

Sheet Pan Gnocchi Alla Norma – Recipe Card

Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Sheet Pan Gnocchi Alla Norma

5 from 2 votes
A Quick and Flavorful Italian-Inspired Weeknight Dinner. This recipe transforms store-bought gnocchi into a crispy delight, roasted alongside eggplant, cherry tomatoes, and aromatic seasonings, reminiscent of the classic pasta alla Norma.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Author: Elaine Skiadas
Servings: 3 to 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C), set to convection mode, and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, oregano, brown sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes.
  • Spread the eggplant, cherry tomatoes, and garlic on the sheet pan. Pour the oil mixture over them and quickly toss to combine. Arrange everything, including the gnocchi, in a single layer on the prepared sheet pan—it’s okay if it’s pretty packed—and season with a few grinds of black pepper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the sheet pan from the oven. Use a spatula to crush some of the cherry tomatoes and give everything a good toss so their juices coat the gnocchi and eggplant. Return the pan to the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the gnocchi is golden brown and crispy. Top with fresh basil and serve warm.
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Reprinted with permission from Fantastic Vegan Recipes for the Teen Cook by Elaine Skiadas. Page Street Publishing Co. 2023. Photo credit: Elaine Skiadas.

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Fantastic Vegan Recipes for the Teen Cook

About The Cookbook

Elaine has created over 60 original vegan recipes that are approachable for all ages and skill levels. Just like the blog, you’ll find feel-good comfort food that tastes just as good as it looks. With recipes like Roasted Red Pepper Pasta, Citrus Roasted Carrot Salad, and Chipotle Mushroom Tacos, she made sure to keep the recipes simple and approachable for her fellow teenagers, but still super satisfying and delicious!

And of course, if you’re not a teenager (or vegan), don’t worry There’s something for everyone–from cozy weeknight dinners to colorful salads to decadent vegan desserts. She simply dreamt up a collection of all the good food she craves so if you’re a fan of the Wandering Chickpea blog, you will love the cookbook!

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