Gnocchi and Peppers in Balsamic Sauce


This is a great twist on gnocchi! Garlic, basil, onion, mushrooms, sweet peppers, and tomatoes are sauteed before mixing with butter and balsamic vinegar to make a sauce.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ cup diced red onion

  • salt to taste

  • 6 crimini mushrooms, chopped

  • 4 small mixed sweet peppers, julienned

  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 4 leaves fresh basil, chopped

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 (16 ounce) package potato gnocchi

  • 1 cup Additional butter or margarine


  1. Cook the gnocchi according to package directions; drain.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Mix in the chopped onions and season with salt; cook until onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, and basil; cook for another 5 minutes. Stir the butter in to melt. Pour the balsamic vinegar into the skillet, stir, reduce heat, and simmer the sauce for 15 to 20 minutes. Toss the cooked gnocchi with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

693 Calories
61g Fat
34g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 693
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 61g 78%
Saturated Fat 35g 175%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 435mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 144mg 720%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 425mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.