Are you in the mood for a dish that's equal parts hearty and delicious? Well, brace yourself for this Gnocchi with roasted Brussels sprouts, lemon, and pine nuts!
A lot of people tell me that they can't cook and I don't think that's true the problem is that a lot of people never give themselves the opportunity to cook without recipes or guidance.
That's how you develop your instincts when it comes to cooking - by playing with different ingredients and flavors. As you gain experience doing that, you gain confidence. Your instincts get better.
Cooking is not a skill you're born with- it's something that can only come with practice. If you've only cooked by following recipes, try putting together one meal a week without a recipe. It doesn't have to be anything elaborate. In fact, it's probably best to keep it simple. It might be disastrous at first, but I promise you, you'll get better and better with each meal.
Gnocchi is an easy ingredient to experiment with. And while I have a recipe for gnocchi on my blog, I don't have a recipe using gnocchi. It was clearly time, right? Because gnocchi are little pillows of deliciousness. This has become one of my fave pasta recipes!
Since I'm on a Brussels sprouts kick, I added those too, along with fresh lemon zest, Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, and olive oil. I knew all of these things went together because I've used them in my cooking before. Even though this was the first time I put all the ingredients together in a recipe, my experience told me it would work out. Which it did!
You can serve this with a salad for a light meal or divide it into two or three servings if your appetite is a little bigger. It's a delicious, easy fall dinner!
Tips & Tricks
Add some protein. If you want to make this gnocchi dish even heartier, add some cooked chickpeas or cannellini beans for extra protein and fiber.
Swap the veggies. This recipe is also easily customizable - switch out the Brussels sprouts for roasted broccoli or cauliflower.
Add some spice. For an added kick, try topping with some red chili flakes.
More Tasty Vegetarian Recipes
If you love this gnocchi with brussels sprouts, be sure to check out these other delicious recipes:
- Baked Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Kale
- Gnocchi Soup with Kale
- Gnocchi Bake with Oyster Mushrooms
- Homemade Vegan Gnocchi
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Toss the Brussels sprouts with 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large bowl. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until tender and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally.
- Transfer the gnocchi and Brussels sprouts to the large bowl. Toss with the lemon zest, pine nuts, and cheese, then season with salt and pepper to taste.