Tacky Eggplant Gnocchi Caprese (Underneath 30 Minutes)

Cheesy Eggplant Gnocchi Caprese is made from diced eggplant cooked in a garlic tomato sauce with gnocchi, spinach, melted bites of fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil. So good!

Eggplant Gnocchi Caprese

This cheesy eggplant caprese gnocchi pan is perfect. It’s meatless yet longing with a healthy serving of vegetables: eggplant, tomato, and spinach. Plus, it comes together in less than 30 minutes. Another popular gnocchi recipe is this grilled chicken gnocchi in a roasted paprika sauce. For a low-carb version, try my cauliflower gnocchi.

Eggplant with gnocchi sauce and mozzarella in a bowl.

I teamed up with DeLallo, my favorite pasta company, to prepare this delicious dish. I opted for the pre-made potato gnocchi in boxes, which are light and airy and perfect for a quick meal. If you want to spend a little more time making them yourself, I also love their gnocchi kit.

I tried this dish on my brother and his family the other day and they all loved it! Even the kids enjoyed it! It’s a great vegetarian main dish that meat-eaters will enjoy too. Perfect for meatless assemblies, fasting periods or any night of the week.

Delallo also sells gluten-free gnocchi for those who need to eat gluten-free.

What does something Caprese do?

Caprese is a popular Italian salad made with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, drizzled with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Caprese ingredients can be used in other dishes such as this Italian gnocchi recipe, pasta dishes, or pizza.

How to serve eggplant gnocchi caprese

These vegetarian gnocchi go great with a salad and your favorite bread to soak up the sauce. You can also make this gnocchi as a side dish and combine it with a protein like fish or chicken.

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Cheesy Eggplant Caprese Gnocchi Pan

436 Cals 15th protein 66 carbohydrates 11 Fats

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 15th min

Total time: 25th min

Cheesy Eggplant Gnocchi Caprese is made from diced eggplant cooked in a garlic tomato sauce with gnocchi, spinach, melted bites of fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil.

  • Bring the water to the boil, cook the gnocchi according to the instructions on the package and drain.

  • In the meantime, set up a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add the oil.

  • When the oil is warm, add the onion, eggplant, and salt to the pan and sauté for about 3 minutes or until tender. Then add the garlic and cook until fragrant for about 1 minute.

  • Gradually add the spinach and stir until it wilts. As soon as everything is in the pan, fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until cooked through.

  • Slide it to one side of the pan with your spoon and add the tomato paste while stirring until it smells slightly caramelized and toasted.

  • Pour in the can of tomatoes and reduce the heat to medium.

  • Cover the pan and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the eggplant is tender.

  • Add the cooked gnocchi, place the mozzarella on top, cover the pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the mozzarella melts.

  • Garnish with shredded fresh basil and serve.

Portion: 11/2 cups, Calories: 436kcal, Carbohydrates: 66G, Protein: 15thG, Fat: 11G, Saturated fatty acids: 5G, Cholesterol: 30thmg, Sodium: 900mg, Fiber: 7thG, Sugar: 5G

Blue Smart Points: 11

Green Smart Points: 11

Purple Smart Points: 11

Keywords: Caprese recipe, eggplant and gnocchi, gnocchi recipe

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Posted February 23, 2021 by Gina

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