Easy Oven-Baked Vegan Gnocchi Recipe

A perfect vegan gnocchi recipe for when you are feeling lazy and don’t want to cook, but you still want to have a home-cooked meal instaed of spending your hard-earned bucks on take-out. All you need is a blender to make the sauce and a baking dish for the actual baking in the oven. This easy vegan gnocchi recipe is made with a creamy sauce, broccoli, butter beans and of course gnocchi. It’s super high in protein, making it a great post-workout meal!

A grey baking dish with oven-baked gnocchi, broccoli, butter beans and fresh basil.

We obviously love to cook, we wouldn’t have this blog if we didn’t. However, that does not mean that sometimes even we don’t really feel like cooking. Nine out of ten times, we will still cook our own food, but we will make something we know takes very little effort and doesn’t take up much of our time. This recipe might not be the quickest, but it’s super easy and once you’ve blended the sauce and prepped the broccoli, you just pop everything in the oven and can use that time to do other things. This vegan gnocchi recipe is just a very convenient recipe to make, while also being a comforting and satiating meal.

All of the Ingredients

All of the ingredients for the Easy Oven-Baked Vegan Gnocchi recipe on a wooden table.
  • Gnocchi – an Italian food made out of potatoes and flour. It’s a bit like pasta, but different. You can make your own gnocchi which is a fun but time-consuming process. Because this recipe is meant to be easy and lazy, we went for storebought gnocchi.
  • Olives – they add delicious pops of flavour and a little extra saltiness.
  • Sundried tomatoes – for that umami flavour we all love.
  • Butter beans – the name pretty much says it all, they add a buttery richness to the dish. And they are very healthy of course. Most people in Western countries don’t eat enough beans and pulses. This is your sign to start eating more, starting with this recipe.
  • Tofu – together with the butter beans, is the reason why this vegan gnocchi recipe is so high in protein. Blending the tofu in the sauce makes the sauce rich and creamy.

Cooking Tips

  • When you make a sauce in a blender, usually it is best to start with the liquids first and add the dry ingredients later. This will make the blending process a lot easier and faster. However, this also depends on the quality of your blender. We don’t own a very high quality or high-speed blender, so we have to be mindful of which ingredients we add in first. If you do have a high-speed blender, you probably don’t really have to worry as much about what ingredients you add first.
  • If you don’t feel like doing any knife work, you can also tear the broccoli florets apart by hand.
  • Depending on how you like your sauce, always keep an eye out on how much water you add to the sauce. If you generally like your sauces a bit more runny, you might have to add more water. When it bakes in the oven, the sauce will thicken up quite a lot.
An orange sauce is poured over a baking dish of uncooked gnocchi, broccoli, butter beans and olives.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Broccoli – you can use other vegetables such as (red) onions, leek and zucchini.
  • Olives – if you are not a fan of olives, you can omit them. You can add some extra salt instead. Or use capers instead of olives.
  • Grilled bell peppers – you can also roast your own red bell peppers in the oven or directly on the gas until slightly charred. Or use a can of diced tomatoes instead.
Easy Oven-Baked Vegan Gnocchi in a brown bowl topped with fresh basil and vegan parmesan cheese.


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A grey baking dish with oven-baked gnocchi, broccoli, butter beans and fresh basil.

Easy Oven-Baked Vegan Gnocchi Recipe

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  • Author: Sjors
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy vegan gnocchi recipe is made with a creamy sauce, broccoli, butter beans and of course gnocchi. It’s super high in protein, making it a great post-workout meal!



For the sauce:

  • 2 grilled peppers from a jar
  • 4 sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 8.8 oz (250 grams) firm tofu
  • 1 1/3 cup (300 ml) water
  • A pinch of salt and black pepper

The rest of the ingredients:

  • 4 cups (500 grams) uncooked vegan gnocchi
  • 1 broccoli, in florets
  • 1 1/2 cup (250 grams) cooked butter beans
  • 6 olives, into quarters 
  • Fresh basil
  • Extra virgin olive oil, optional
  • Vegan parmesan cheese, optional


  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius (392 Fahrenheit).
  2. Add all of the sauce ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. 
  3. Add the gnocchi, broccoli, butter beans and olives to a (non-stick) baking dish. Pour over the sauce and mix until evenly coated.
  4. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. 
  5. Serve with fresh basil. Optionally, top with the extra virgin olive oil and some (homemade) vegan parmesan cheese.


Nutritional facts are estimates. If you want to be sure about the nutritional facts, be sure to check your product labels.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 629kcal
  • Sugar: 6,3g
  • Sodium: 2,6g
  • Fat: 10,9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1,6g
  • Carbohydrates: 72,5g
  • Fiber: 16g
  • Protein: 29g

4 thoughts on “Easy Oven-Baked Vegan Gnocchi Recipe”

  1. We made your oven-baked vegan gnocchi and have to compliment you on both the recipe and the description. Super clear and complete, it’s childs play! We used zucchini instead of the broccoli (already eaten yesterday) and it tasted fantastic and was even still crunchy after 30 minutes in the oven! Unbelievable that a simple recipe like this can be so packed with flavor! Keep up the good work Xanne and Sjors, we are very curious about the recipes to come! Bert and Fransien from Maastricht

  2. Very quick, easy and delicious.

    I opted to add some more olives and was out of lemon so added a little bit of vinegar instead.

    We will make this one more often!

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