Cheesy Skillet Vegetable Gnocchi - Slender Kitchen
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429
Calories 
86g
Carbs 
5g
Fat 
12g
Protein 
10
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(11 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

This past week I had a really long day and to be honest, I just wanted to eat all the bad food I could find at the end of the day. For me many times this involves either pasta or french fries, and pasta was definitely on my mind that night. However I have been trying to not give into cravings on nights like these and instead seek out a recipe that tastes indulgent but won't totally derail my diet.

Today's recipe for Cheesy Skillet Gnocchi is just that. Although it is a little higher in calories and points than my normal dinners, it is much better than most cheesy pasta dishes that can easily have over 1000 calories.  I alos added lots of veggies to balance out the pasta and cheese. Everything in moderation.

Prep Time

Cheesy Skillet Vegetable Gnocchi

11
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 16 oz. prepared gnocchi
  • 1/2 U sweet onion, minced
  • 2 U zucchini, chopped
  • 2 cups eggplant, chopped
  • 14 oz. canned fire roasted diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 2 U garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429
Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 2g
9%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 14mg
5%
Sodium 951mg
41%
Total Carbohydrate 86g
29%
Dietary Fiber 7g
28%
Sugars 10g
Protein 12g

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the gnocchi and cook for 6-7 minutes until browned. Remove and set aside. Note: If you use frozen gnocchi, they must be cooked first,
  2. Add the onion, zucchini, and eggplant. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are fully tender.
  3. Add the gnocchi bake to the pan and stir. Sprinkle cheese on top and place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until cheese bubbles and browns. Top with basil and serve.
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Notes

Gnocchi has about 50 calories more per cup than traditional pasta. For a lower calorie recipe, replace the gnocchi with cooked pasta but only toast for 2-3 minutes.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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