Monday Dinner – Gnocchi with Broccoli and Seitan

Last night I made a variation of Gnocchi with Broccoli and Seitan from Eat Air’s blog and it was so good. You really need to check out his website if you haven’t seen it. Tons of great pictures and recipes.

I made a few substitutions, but in the end it was terrific. Cheryl even ate seconds – of broccoli no less!

I had some basil gnocchi that I think I got from Trader Joe’s. There was no seitan that wasn’t past it’s use date in the fridge, so I used my favorite standby – Boca sausage links. And my jar of capers seemed to not be sealed as well as it should have, so I tossed those in the garbage.

So here’s how it went for me:

  • 1 package of gnocchi
  • 1/2 fresh chopped onion
  • 1/2 fresh green garlic (looks kinda like a scallion – substitute 2 cloves regular garlic if you can’t find it at your farmer’s market)
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 5 boca sausage links
  • 7 kalmata olives pitted and chopped
  • 1 1/2 T. sundried tomato crumbles
  • 1/2 cup red wine (I used a Chianti)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water (filtered is best)
  • 2 T. olive oil (or use veggie broth for a fat free alternative)

Heat olive oil in large skillet, when warm add onions and garlic and sauté until translucent. Add broccoli, sausage, olives, sun dried tomatoes and saute until sausage is cooked and broccoli is softened a little. Add red wine to deglaze the pan and scrape all the yummy bits off the bottom. Add the tomato sauce, water, and the gnocchi. Cover and simmer until gnocchi is done. I think it took about 5 – 10 minutes. It was a little thin for my taste so I simmered it uncovered for a few minutes after to thicken the sauce. You may want to add less water.

Nutrition Facts

Gnocchi with Broccoli

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 377.9
Total Fat 13.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 39.5 mg
Sodium 728.5 mg
Potassium 209.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 48.0 g
Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
Sugars 4.0 g
Protein 10.2 g
Vitamin A 18.6 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 6.0 %
Vitamin C 76.3 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 7.9 %
Calcium 7.0 %
Copper 2.1 %
Folate 8.9 %
Iron 6.3 %
Magnesium 4.2 %
Manganese 15.3 %
Niacin 1.7 %
Pantothenic Acid 2.7 %
Phosphorus 4.2 %
Riboflavin 3.8 %
Selenium 2.4 %
Thiamin 2.8 %
Zinc 1.7 %
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