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November 26, 2023  Happy Chef Avatar
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Low-carb Gnocchi Bake

Gnocchi has become quite popular for its satisfyingly starchy texture and simple yet delicious flavor. It is an Italian dish commonly served with a garlic-butter sauce, but in recent years, it has been adapted to many new, creative recipes. One of the most popular recipes is the low-carb Gnocchi Bake, which is a casserole-style dish that is both healthy and delicious.

The key to making this dish delicious and healthy is to substitute some of the gnocchi for vegetables and light cheese. You will also be skipping the butter-garlic sauce, which will keep the dish light, yet still full of flavor. You can enjoy this low-carb dish as an entrée or side dish, perfect for any family gathering or holiday meal.

Ingredients:

-1 package of gnocchi
-1 large onion, diced
-1 bell pepper, sinced
-1 zucchini, cubed
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-1 can diced tomatoes
-4 cloves garlic, minced
-1 teaspoon dried oregano
-1 teaspoon dried basil
-Salt and pepper to taste
-1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
-2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and zucchini and cook for 5 minutes.

3. Reduce the heat to low and add the diced tomatoes, garlic, oregano, and basil. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the package of gnocchi. Boil for 5-7 minutes, or until the gnocchi are just cooked.

5. Drain the gnocchi and add them to the skillet with the vegetables. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper.

6. Pour the gnocchi and vegetable mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over top.

7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

8. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.

Enjoy this low-carb Gnocchi Bake as an entrée or side dish, perfect for any family gathering or holiday meal. This dish is full of flavor but light on calories, making it ideal for those watching their waistlines. You can always substitute out the vegetables for another of your favorite, like broccoli or mushrooms. The possibilities are endless! Try it for lunch or dinner tonight – you won’t be disappointed!

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