Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Meatless Monday on Tuesday: Gnocchi

I was always curious about gnocchi and I finally tried them because I saw a very easy and delicious recipe on Kookblog Rozemarijn. The recipe that she made is a bit too spicy for me with all the peppers but I adapted it and both Zeronic and I thought this recipe is a keeper! Zeronic actually labelled this as the BEST recipe EVER! ;) For the original recipe please go to Kookblog Rozemarijn (in Dutch). My adapted version is below.

Gnocchi with courgette sauce (serves 3 as a main)
- 400 gr gnocchi
- 1 courgette, grated
- about 60 ml creme fraiche, but you can use more to taste
- 4 sundried tomatoes, cut
- 125 gr mushrooms
- 1 spring onion, chopped finely
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped finely
- 1 tsp red chili paste (sambal oelek)
- olive oil

Boil the water for the gnocchi. Heat some oil in the pan and fry the spring onion and the garlic in it. Add the mushrooms and fry a bit longer until they start to brown. Then add the grated courgette together with the red chili paste and bake it for about 5 minutes until it has lost most of it's moist. Lastly add the creme fraiche and sundried tomatoes. Taste how much creme fraiche you want to add the balance out the spicy taste from the red chili paste. Add more for a less spicy taste and just the 60 ml if you like your dish more spicy. Cook the gnocchi in a few minutes and drain them. Mix them with the sauce. You can add some salt and pepper to taste, but I didn't think it needed more. Serve with a salad on the side and optionally grate some cheese on top.

This post is part of Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays.
MMMM is a weekly carnival dedicated to those interested in improving their personal health and the health of the planet by reducing meat consumption one day a week. Every Monday you have a chance to feature a link to something meatless. It doesn’t have to be a recipe {although that would be nice}, it can be a picture of a meatless meal you ate that week, an interesting article you read about meat consumption, a post on your blog about going meatless, perhaps a post on someone else’s blog you found helpful, anything Meatless Monday appropriate.

Also part of Meatless Mondays at My Sweet and Savory.


  1. I adore gnocchi, thanks for reminding me to eat it again soon! That recipe looks do-able and perfect for a weekday dinner :)

  2. Oh, this looks so good! We like the flavor of sun-dried tomatoes, and I imagine the chili paste adds a nice kick :)

  3. Wow, best recipe ever... Made you proud eh? :)