Indulge in the flavors of Greece with this Baked Greek-Style Gnocchi recipe. This flavorful dish combines gnocchi, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, and Feta, creating a taste sensation that will transport you to the Mediterranean with every bite.
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Baked Greek-Style Gnocchi
Gnocchi is a type of Italian dumpling-shaped pasta that is typically made from potatoes, flour, and sometimes eggs.
The word “gnocchi” is derived from the Italian word “nocchio,” which means knot or lump.
It pairs well with a variety of sauces, such as tomato sauce, pesto, or creamy cheese sauce.
It is also commonly used in Italian dishes like Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, where the gnocchi is baked with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil.
Well, this Greek-inspired dish combines gnocchi, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and black olives with olive oil and Greek seasoning.
That is all baked with a block of Feta, which turns into a creamy sauce when combined with lemon juice and white wine.
The divine combination is so versatile—it can be enjoyed as a comforting main course for a family dinner, served as a vibrant side dish at a potluck or picnic, or even presented as a unique appetizer or starter at a Mediterranean-themed dinner party.
Now, gather your ingredients and embark on a culinary journey to Greece (via Italy!) so you can savor the delightful flavors that capture the essence of Mediterranean cuisine!
Reasons Why You’ll Love Baked Greek-Style Gnocchi
- Easy one-pan preparation makes it a breeze to whip up this delicious dish without the hassle of multiple pots and pans.
- A flavorful combination of ingredients creates a symphony of tastes that will delight your palate.
- Versatile for various occasions and gatherings, whether you’re hosting a casual weeknight dinner or a special celebration.
- Suitable as a main course or side dish—it shines as the star of the show or as a side dish for meat or seafood.
- Provides a taste of the Mediterranean, allowing you to savor the culinary traditions and ingredients that make this region so renowned.
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
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Ingredients Needed For Greek-Style Gnocchi
- Fresh Produce – Cherry Tomatoes (multi-colored if possible for a pretty presentation), Button Mushrooms, Lemon, Arugula (Rocket), Basil
- Dairy – Feta
- Pantry – Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Black Pepper
- Gnocchi – use shelf-stable or refrigerated gnocchi in this recipe. Frozen gnocchi is not recommended.
- Black Olives
- Greek Seasoning –
- Vegetable Stock/Broth – or Dry White Wine.
The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card at the end of this post.
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Equipment Needed For This Recipe
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More Greek Recipes
Want more Greek flavors in your weekly meal rotation? Try these recipes:
- How To Make Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie with Feta)
- Greek Orzo Salad with Feta
- Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes
How Do I Make Greek-Style Gnocchi?
The printable recipe card with the full ingredients list and instructions can be found at the end of this post.
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
Step 1 – Heat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5.
Step 2 – Prepare Gnocchi: Place the gnocchi, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and olives into a large casserole dish. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.
Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of Greek seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. Toss again to coat evenly with the seasoning.
Push the gnocchi and cherry tomato mixture to the sides of the dish a bit and place the block of feta cheese in the middle.
Step 3 – Bake Gnocchi: Place the casserole dish into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until the gnocchi become slightly browned and the cherry tomatoes have blistered.
Step 4 – Finish & Serve: Toss everything together to turn the feta into a creamy sauce.
Add lemon juice, lemon zest, arugula or spinach, fresh basil, and wine or stock. Gently toss to combine.
Taste and adjust the seasonings. Serve immediately and enjoy!
More Vegetarian Recipes
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- Hummus and Vegetable Grazing Board
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Homemade Ranch Dip
- Creamy Cauliflower Gratin Recipe With Two Kinds of Cheese
- For added variety, try using tri-color gnocchi or spinach gnocchi to elevate the visual appeal of the dish.
- Adjust the seasoning according to your preference. Feel free to add more Greek seasoning or spices, such as oregano and garlic powder, to enhance the Mediterranean flavors.
- Serve the dish with a side of crusty bread to mop up the creamy feta sauce.
Storing Leftovers & Freezing
- Storing Leftovers:
- Cool and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
- Reheat gently in a microwave or skillet until heated through.
- The texture may vary slightly, but the flavors will still be delicious.
- Freezing Instructions:
- Not suitable for freezing.
- With all leftovers, ensure the food looks and smells okay before consuming.
- You can always consult the Food Standards Agency in your country for the most up-to-date advice on storing and freezing foods: Food Standards Agency (UK) | Food Safety (USA).
Printable Greek-Style Gnocchi Recipe Card
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- 1 lb (450g) refrigerated or shelf stable gnocchi
- 1 lb (450g) cherry tomatoes, multi-colored recommended for visual appearance
- 4 oz (100g) button mushrooms, cut in half
- ½ cup black olives, drained
- 1½ Tbsp Greek seasoning, divided
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 7 oz (200g) block feta cheese
- ½ lemon, juiced and zested
- 1 cup baby arugula (rocket) or baby spinach
- ½ cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
- 2 Tbsp warmed vegetable stock or dry white wine
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- Preheat your oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5.
- Place the gnocchi, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and olives into a large casserole dish. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of Greek seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. Toss again to coat evenly with the seasoning. Push the gnocchi and cherry tomato mixture to the sides of the dish a bit and place the block of feta cheese in the middle.
- Place the casserole dish into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until the gnocchi become slightly browned and the cherry tomatoes have blistered.
- Toss everything together to turn the feta into a creamy sauce. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, arugula or spinach, fresh basil, and wine or stock. Gently toss to combine. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 2398mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g
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Dinner Party Menu Suggestions
You’ve made the main dish, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to create a menu for a dinner party or special meal:
- Appetizer: Spanakopita
- Soup: Greek-Cypriot Avgolemono
- Salad: Classic Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze
- Side Dish: Grilled Marinated Asparagus with Italian Gremolata
- Beverage: White Wine Melon Apple Sangria
- Dessert: Dark Cherry Almond Clafoutis
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