Freedom Friday: Zesty Gnocchi with Spinach

August 8, 2014

You could say I am a starch lover. I am obsessed with any type of potato, breads are my vice and rice is in my diet daily. I know I must eat them in moderation, but when potatoes and pasta come together in sweet gnocchi form, how can I resist?! I found a fantastic brand of gnocchi that is allergen-free (whoop whoop!) and decided to pair it with some of my favorite delicious herbs and greens for this easy, sauteed dish! Perfect for stay-at-home date night when you want your date to think you spent hours slaving over the stove….why tell them any different? Happy Friday all!

Freedom Friday: Vegan Gnocchi with Spinach

Zesty Gnocchi with Spinach

Yields Two Hefty Portions

1 pound gnocchi (La Veneziane makes awesome gluten-free and vegan gnocchi!)

1 vegetable bouillon cube (be sure soy is not an ingredient if you have an allergy! Many brands use soy in their bouillon.)

2 cups raw spinach, stems cut off

1 tsp. dried, chopped parsley

1 tsp. dried, chopped basil

1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sea Salt, to taste


1. Boil water and bouillon cube in a small pot and slowly drop in gnocchi, be careful not to splash

2. Heat oil in a separate pan on medium, lower heat if it begins to bubble

3. When gnocchi begin to float to the top of the pot, drain them, set aside

4. Slowly add herbs and spinach to the oil in the sautee pan and mix together, lower heat when spinach begins to wilt

5. Add gnocchi to the pan and mix all ingredients together, cover pan for 1-2 minutes and let simmer

6. Uncover and remove from heat; sprinkle with sea salt and serve immediately


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Coconut Berry Spread

Garlic Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Fudgy Zucchini Brownies



Photo: Kate Coffey

Contributing Editor Kate Coffey is the founder of Forever Fascinated Blog, a vegan, the lucky co-parent to Miss Wednesday the Wonder Pup, a French speaking/lover of anything French U.S. Army Wife who is on a mission to spread the good word about living life to its fullest! You can also follow Kate on her Instagram and vegan organic pet treat shop, Wednesday Cafe.


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