Cheesy Vegan Baked Gnocchi

Cheesy Vegan Gnocchi Bake - Violife

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Introducing my Cheesy Vegan Baked Gnocchi.

It’s packed full of flavour, so easy to make and trust me this is a recipe you’re going to totally fall in love with.

I teamed up with my favourite dairy-free cheese brand Violife Foods to create this Baked Gnocchi. This is a sponsored recipe with Violife for Allergy Awareness Week. You can find out where you can buy their products here.

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free and refined sugar free so catering to all types of food allergies or dietary requirements.

You’re going to absolutely love this Vegan Baked Gnocchi as it’s:

  • Easy
  • Comforting
  • Cheesy 
  • Family friendly
  • Gluten free & Vegan

Using these simple ingredients it’s the best vegan and gluten free Baked Gnocchi you’ll make!

Cheesy Vegan Gnocchi Bake - Ingredients

The great thing about recipes like this is they’re so versatile! You could swap the sauce ingredients to use what you like or to use up what you have.

You could even swap the gnocchi for gluten free pasta!

Importantly this homemade tomato sauce is so flavoursome and packs such a strong flavour with so few ingredients.

Cheesy Vegan Gnocchi Bake - Gnocchi sauce

For this recipe I am using 2 of Violife’s dairy-free cheeses. These are perfect for vegans or those who suffer with a dairy allergy. I have been using them for roughly 3 years now and loving every new product they release.

First dairy free cheese I am using is their Creamy Original Flavour which I find adds that melty look and texture similar of mozzarella!

Secondly using their Prosociano Wedge which is a dairy free version of parmesan.

Violife cheese

Finally topping the gluten free Gnocchi sauce with both vegan cheeses before baking in the oven for just 20 minutes.

It comes out the oven all melty and smelling amazing!

Cheesy Vegan Gnocchi Bake - Violife top


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Cheesy Vegan Gnocchi Bake - Violife

Cheesy Vegan Baked Gnocchi

Gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, nut free
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: James Wythe


  • 200 g Violife Creamy Original
  • 50 g Violife Prosociano Wedge
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 200 g plum tomatoes sliced into quarters
  • 3 heaped Tbsp chopped black olives
  • 2 heaped Tbsp capers
  • 690 g jarred passata
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 handful fresh basil chopped
  • 1 handful fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 juice lemon
  • 500 g gluten free gnocchi


  • Preheat your oven to 200C with your oven dish inside 
  • Firstly make the sauce by adding around 2 tbsp olive oil to a pan with the onion, garlic, chopped tomatoes, olives, capers and a pinch of salt and pepper to cook down for 5 minutes
  • Add the passata, stir and simmer for about 5 minutes
  • Meanwhile add the gnocchi to a large bowl and cover with boiling water
  • Add the spinach, basil, parsley and lemon juice to the sauce and stir until the spinach has wilted
  • Drain the gnocchi and add straight to the tomato sauce and mix 
  • Pour the Gnocchi sauce into the heated oven dish. Top with the Creamy Violife (sliced) and grated Prosociano and place in the oven at 200C for 20 minutes


Have leftovers? Save for lunch the next day!
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Want others ways of using Violife’s alternative cheeses? Try my Ultimate Vegan Moussaka

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