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plant-based blt gnocchi_bowl

plant-based blt gnocchi

  • Author: Jackie Newgent
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main dish
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, American
  • Diet: Vegan


If you marry a BLT sandwich with a bowl of gnocchi — and veganize it — you’ll get this super tasty plant-based BLT gnocchi dish! Or at least I did! So, now there’s no need to make decisions … you get to indulge in both comforting foods at once. And this is one indulgence that you’ll want often. I do!


Units Scale
  • 16 ounces fresh or frozen cheese-free gnocchi of choice*
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (“nooch”)
  • 3 ounces fresh organic baby spinach (3 cups packed)
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried hot pepper flakes
  • 3 ounces sun-dried tomatoes (hydrate, if need), thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts pan-toasted
  • 3 grape tomatoes, extra-thinly thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces plant-based portabella bacon strips or baby bella bacon bits (or vegan bacon of choice)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh arugula microgreens or small fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, basil, or truffle oil (optional)


  1. Prepare gnocchi in boiling salted water; drain.
  2. Transfer gnocchi to a large skillet over medium-low heat. Gently stir with the olive oil, nutritional yeast, spinach, lemon zest, salt, hot pepper flakes, and sun-dried tomatoes until spinach just wilts, about 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl, top with the remaining ingredients, and serve.


This recipe is high in sodium. Simply use less or no added salt if you’re following a sodium-conscious eating plan.


  • Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 460
  • Sugar: 11g includes 1g added sugars
  • Sodium: 930mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Cholesterol: omg

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