vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper

vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper

Vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper is a surprising Italian dish with a yellow color. An easy and fast vegetarian combination.
vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper
vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper

Last week I made the cinnamon butter gnocchi for carnival. I realised that it was the first time I published a recipe with gnocchi. Although I like this Italian potato speciality a lot, I never blogged a recipe with gnocchi. So I decided yesterday to follow up immediately with a second gnocchi recipe: vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper.

Carnival is the week of festivities before Ash Wednesday when the 40-day fasting period before Easter starts. Nowadays the carnival festivities are lived much more intensely than the fasting period. I decided to make a vegetarian version on this first Friday of the fasting period.

On the International Women’s Day I wanted to make a special verion, something different from the classical tomato-cream sauce. Of course, it should taste and feel like Italy also. For the first time, the International Women’s Day is a public Holiday in Berlin. I am very glad for that, however I hadn’t anticipated that the shops would be closed, so I had to improve with some ingredients. but it worked out all very well 🙂

As I am quite happy with this surprising yellow combination, I submitted it to this weeks #cookblogshare, hosted by recipesmadeeasy this week. This is a very group of professional bloggers that share their knowledge and best practices. And of course their great recipes 🙂

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Vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper

Vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper is a wonderful easy and surprising recipe, vegetarian and yellow for the first fasting Friday and the International Women’s Day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bell pepper, gnocchi, yellow
Servings: 4


  • 600 gram gnocchi
  • 1 piece yellow bell pepper
  • 1 piece onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 can coconut milk 400 gram
  • 1 dl white wine
  • 24 pieces black olives
  • 1 piece red chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon little caper
  • 4 balls mini mozzarella
  • 4 pieces cherry tomatoes
  • 1 slice mature dutch cheese Gouda for example
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • basil leaves
  • salt
  • ginger powder


  • Chop the onion, red chilli pepper, bell pepper and garlic into fine pieces (brunoise)
  • Halve the cherry tomatoes and the black olives
  • If needed, cook the gnocchi according to the instructions on the package. Put them aside afterwards.
  • Heat some olive oil in a wok, and bake the onion, garlic and chilli pepper for a few minutes.
  • Extinguish with white wine, and let it reduce for a few minutes.
  • Add the yellow bell pepper, and let it bake for a few more minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk and the tomato paste, and let it cook and reduce for a few minutes on high temperature.
  • Add the salt and the ginger powder to taste.
  • Add the Gouda cheese, the mini mozzarella and the black olives, and let it simmer for a few more minutes.
  • Also add the cherry tomatoes and the caper.
  • Finally add the gnocchi and let everything mix well for a few minutes.
    vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper
  • Then serve in deep bowls and garnish with some halved mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil leaves.
    vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper
  • Enjoy with a glass of white wine.
    vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper

As mentioned before, I had to improvise a bit, as the shops were closed for the International Women’s Day. The Dutch Gouda cheese may be a surprising ingredient for an Italian gnocchi recipe. I wanted to use some Parmigiano, but then used the Gouda instead. It is also a matured cheese with a strong taste. Similarly you can use cream instead of coconut milk. You can then use less of it (250 gram). Now I took the whole can and took some patience to let it reduce.

vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper
vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper

4 comments on “vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepperAdd yours →

  1. This gnocchi dish looks really colourful and very tasty. I keep meaning to post a gnocchi recipe too but have yet to get around to it. I should do it makes a lovely change from pasta. meanwhile I could try this yummy version.

    Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

    1. thank you for the feedback! I also neglected gnocchi for too long. there are so many options with them. Looking forward to your gnocchi creations 🙂

  2. This is such a beautiful and colourful dish – I’ve never thought of putting coconut milk with gnocchi before but it sounds absolutely delicious!

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