Butter Parmesan Gnocchi with Squash, Corn & Tomatoes

Butter Parmesan Gnocchi with Squash, Corn, & Tomatoes is a great quick and easy weeknight meal and is esp

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Butter Parmesan Gnocchi with Squash, Corn, & Tomatoes is a great quick and easy weeknight meal and is especially delicious during the summertime when produce is at it’s peak!

Butter Parmesan Gnocchi with squash, corn, and tomatoes in bowl with spoon

I can’t get enough of this Butter Parmesan Gnocchi with Squash, Corn, and Tomatoes dish. It is comforting and delicious, but also filled with lots of summer veggies and finished with fresh basil.

It’s the perfect balance of buttery, cheesy goodness and healthy vegetables. It’s become a family favorite around here, and everyone always asks for seconds!

Butter Parmesan Gnocchi Ingredients

What is Gnocchi?

If you aren’t already familiar with this Italian pasta then prepare to fall in love! We love using gnocchi for easy dinners. My boys always beg for this sheet pan gnocchi and baked gnocchi.

Gnocchi are like little mini dumplings. They’re made with cooked mashed potatoes mixed with flour, egg, and salt.

Gnocchi is pretty easy to make on your own, but for this recipe, I buy dried gnocchi. You can find it in the pasta aisle. And a pro tip: it’s pronounced nyow-kee.

Crispy gnocchi in skillet

Crispy Gnocchi

For this recipe, I like to make crispy gnocchi. The gnocchi stays soft on the inside and nice and crispy on the outside. Ooh, it’s yummy! Here are my tips for achieving crispy gnocchi, don’t worry, it’s easy!

  • Start by boiling a pot of salty water, adding the gnocchi, and cooking it until they float to the top. This should only take 2-3 minutes! 
  • Drain the gnocchi and set it aside.
  • In a large skillet melt two tablespoons of butter over medium heat. I like to use butter for flavor, but you could also use olive oil.
  • Add the cooked gnocchi and give it a good toss so it’s coated with butter.
  • Leave the gnocchi alone for a minute or two, letting it cook in a single layer until the bottoms are golden brown. Use a metal spatula to flip and cook until they’re golden and crispy all around! 
  • Transfer your crispy, golden, delicious gnocchi to a plate and season it with salt and pepper.
Butter Parmesan Gnocchi with squash, corn, and tomatoes in skillet

Get Your Veggies

Now it’s time to make veggies! This gnocchi is so delicious served with a side of bright and colorful vegetables. You’re going to love it!

This recipe uses zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, and sweet corn, all of my summer favorites. Feel free to use your favorite veggies or whatever is in season. Here are a few ideas!

  • Bell peppers
  • Cauliflower
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Spinach or kale
  • Mushrooms
Butter Parmesan Gnocchi with squash, corn, and tomatoes in bowl with basil and lemon wedges

Serving Suggestions

This recipe makes a really light, delicious dish for summertime. I would pair it with any of these yummy sides for the perfect meal!

More Easy Dinners

  • 16 oz gnocchi
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, divided
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small yellow squash, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup fresh sweet corn (can use frozen corn)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil

Nutrition Facts

Butter Parmesan Gnocchi with Squash, Corn & Tomatoes

Amount Per Serving

Calories 357 Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Fat 13g20%

Saturated Fat 7g35%

Cholesterol 30mg10%

Sodium 600mg25%

Potassium 483mg14%

Carbohydrates 54g18%

Fiber 5g20%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 11g22%

Vitamin A 988IU20%

Vitamin C 26mg32%

Calcium 143mg14%

Iron 5mg28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photos by Dishing Out Health

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