Gnocchi and Peppers in Balsamic Sauce

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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.


  • 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


Cook the gnocchi according to package directions; drain.

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.

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 1 hr
Servings: 4 – Yield: 4 servings



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