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Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Butternut Squash Recipe (Vegan, Dairy Free)

Sheet pan gnocchi with butternut squash & roasted vegetables in a sage and dairy free butter sauce! This sheet pan meal is vegan & ready in 30 minutes. It makes a healthy and delicious one pan pasta that cooks on a sheet pan. Easy clean up too!


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It’s fall which means butternut squash makes a weekly appearance on our table!  This easy sheet pan gnocchi with butternut squash is a simple one pan pasta that everyone will love. The oven does all the work, and you can prep a yummy sage and vegan butter sauce for the pasta when it’s done cooking.

We grew SO many butternut squash in our garden this year, it was one of our best crops.

This Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Butternut Squash Recipe Is:

  • Earthy
  • Packed with flavor
  • Versatile: use whatever veggies you have on hand
  • Warming
  • Hearty
  • Great for seasonal ingredients
  • Vegan & can be made gluten free with GF gnocchi

Easy Gnocchi Recipes for the Win!

I’ve always loved gnocchi, even since I was a kid. I like it with a my signature 5-Ingredient San Marzano tomato sauce, bright and fresh pesto, or dressed simply with vegetables and butter… like this dish! This was my first time ever cooking gnocchi in the oven and WOW was it easy! No water needed, and the gnocchi came out soft, pillowy, and a little crispy on the outside. Absolute pasta perfection.

Make Butternut Squash Gnocchi Vegetarian for a Healthy Version

This vegetarian butternut squash gnocchi is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegetarian cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegetarian pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegetarian recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless meals for your table.

What’s In This Sheet Pan Gnocchi Pasta Recipe?

Sheet Pan Gnocchi For Hands-Off Cooking

I’m a huge fan of sheet pan dinner recipes– I love making anything that allows for hands-off cooking and only cleaning one pan! This recipe came to me after experimenting with a whole week of making a different sheet-pan meal each day. I loved the idea of making a garlic & dairy-free butter sauce with the butternut squash. Those flavors are so good together on their own, and even better on top of gnocchi.

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Comfort Food One Pan Pastas for the WIN!

This sheet pan gnocchi with butternut squash is the tastiest, coziest dinner meal. It’s perfect for a hearty meal for the family, and also great to make for company if you are having guests for dinner. It makes a great holiday meal as well. The oven does most of the work, so you can enjoy hands-off time while you prep sides or a salad!

The roasted vegetables were perfect, especially the kale since it begins to crisp as it bakes. And the bold flavor of the sage works really well in a delicate butter sauce. This was super easy to make, and such a fun way to cook gnocchi in the oven!

What Should I Serve with This Gnocchi?

Garlic Lover’s Baked Garlic Bread (Vegan, Gluten Free Option)

Roasted Peach Summer Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Raw Beet Salad with Apples (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30)

Red Quinoa & Vegetable Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Dietary Modifications for this Dairy Free Baked Gnocchi

  • While this recipe is totally vegan, you can use regular butter if you eat dairy
  • Make sure the gnocchi you are using is gluten free if you are GF… some potato gnocchis still have wheat.
  • This is also nut free & refined sugar free!

Get a Discount on Fresh Produce!

I got the fresh produce for this recipe from my garden and from my Misfits Market box – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

As always, if you make this fall vegetarian sheet pan gnocchi recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Butternut Squash

The Herbeevore
An easy recipe for Gnocchi with roasted butternut squash, zucchini, kale, in a garlic, sage and butter sauce! This sheet pan pasta recipe is vegan & ready in 30 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 330 kcal


  • Sheet Pan


  • 2 cups butternut squash finely diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 zucchini sliced into half moons
  • 1 17 ounce package gnocchi
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • Pinch Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter/earth balance
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sage leaves


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • On a large sheet pan add butternut squash, red onion, zucchini, and gnocchi. Add the olive oil and salt and toss together to combine.
  • Place sheet pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes until veggies begin to crisp. Remove pan from oven, and toss veggies and gnocchi. Add the kale to the pan, tossing so the oil coats the kale. Put sheet pan back in oven and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, add the vegan butter, garlic, and sage. Turn heat to low and simmer the sage and garlic in the butter for 7-8 minutes on very low heat.
  • Remove sheet pan from oven, and coat the gnocchi and veggies with the butter sauce. Enjoy!


Get a Discount on Fresh Produce!

I got the fresh produce for this recipe from my garden and from my Misfits Market box - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!


Calories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 60mgPotassium: 716mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 12609IUVitamin C: 87mgCalcium: 166mgIron: 2mg
Keyword butternut squash, Kale Recipes, sage
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