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Vegan Gnocchi with Bechamel Sauce

vegan gnocchi with bechamel sauce

Growing up Italian means you get to eat homemade gnocchi. Like a lot! No complaints here. Sometimes I cheat with a store bought version, in the interest of saving time. I know my ancestors are shaking their heads at me. BUT!! These are REALLY, REALLY good! Especially when accompanied by an incredibly easy to make bechamel sauce. So today I have for you vegan gnocchi with homemade bechamel sauce. A super easy recipe, that really delivers on flavour!

I found these gluten free gnocchi at the supermarket, and was very excited to try them. So glad I did! They have other flavours too! Next time, I’ll have to try another flavour. And no, I’m not being compensated in any way to endorse this product. It’s just really, really yummy!

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What is bechamel sauce?

Bechamel sauce is a traditional french white sauce that starts with a roux of butter and flour, then milk. So to veganize this recipe, I am using a plant based butter by Earth Balance and my unsweetened cashew milk to replace the butter and milk components. For the flour, I’m using tapioca starch for a gluten free option that will still be very effective in thickening my sauce.

vegan butter

So, now ready for the best part?

This recipe eliminates so many steps! That’s right. No need to make a roux and then add your milk. Just toss all your ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Then pour your sauce into a small pot and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes while whisking consistently. That’s it!

Can this get any easier??

vegan gluten free bechamel sauce

Ladle a generous scoop of sauce over your vegan gnocchi, and ENJOY!

This recipe is a great option for a busy weeknight meal, or even a fancy holiday dinner! Your guests don’t need to know it only took you 15 minutes to make! Plus, this gives you plenty of time to make some great appetizers to go with it. Like these seriously drool worthy Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Italian Style Risotto or this delicious and creamy Spiced Sweet Potato Soup.

vegan gnocchi with bechamel sauce

Vegan Gnocchi with Bechamel Sauce

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French, Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Get ready to enjoy the EASIEST recipe for vegan gnocchi, covered in a delicious gluten free bechamel sauce. On your plate in 15 minutes, start to finish!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients, except the gnocchi to your blender and puree until smooth. Then transfer to a small sauce pot and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until thickened. Approx 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add your gnocchi. Cook for approx 2 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain immediately.
  • Serve warm with a generous scoop of sauce over each plate. Garnish with black pepper or chili flakes if desired.
Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 2.7% | Calcium: 2.5% | Iron: 26.5%
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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