In this quick vegetarian dinner recipe, you can skip boiling the gnocchi--they'll cook through while roasting on the sheet pan with the rest of the ingredients. If you can't find Meyer lemons, use 1 small regular lemon in Step 2 and use 4 teaspoons lemon juice and 2 teaspoons orange juice in Step 4.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2016


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Recipe Summary

35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  • Slice and seed 1 lemon. Toss in a large bowl with Brussels sprouts, gnocchi, shallots, 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet.

  • Roast, stirring once or twice, until the gnocchi are plump and the Brussels sprouts are tender, 18 to 20 minutes.

  • Squeeze juice from the remaining lemon. Return the gnocchi mixture to the bowl and toss with sun-dried tomatoes, the lemon juice and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt.


Tips: Sunny yellow Meyer lemons have a distinctive sweet-tart floral taste. Find them in late winter and early spring in well-stocked markets. You can substitute for the juice with 2 parts lemon juice and 1 part orange juice.

Organic lemons are less likely to have traces of fungicides commonly used on citrus. So choose organic when cooking with lemon peel and zest.

Nutrition Facts

424 calories; protein 10.6g; carbohydrates 64.5g; dietary fiber 7g; sugars 6.3g; fat 15.8g; saturated fat 2.2g; vitamin a iu 862IU; vitamin c 108.8mg; folate 80.5mcg; calcium 68.2mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 38.8mg; potassium 676.5mg; sodium 550.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
This was a fun and different dinner. The combined flavors were perfect. It was nice and light but also filling. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yum! I made this with a red onion instead of shallots since shallots tend to be expensive around here and added some garbanzo beans to up the protein. It was delicious. I'm able to find "whole wheat" gnocchi at my local store (just regular gnocchi with added bran) and used that. Even the 6-year-old loved it (though he picked out the onions). Definitely a keeper of a recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very easy to make. Love the Meyer lemons. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was a real hit even with nonlovers of Brussel sprouts. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wow - just wow. I followed the recipe exactly - absolutely delicious and so satisfying. My only complaint is that I m not sure how low calorie it is going to turn out to be because I keep sampling the leftover. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made the recipe exactly as printed. It was very good and I will make it again. All the flavors went well together and the lemon made it very light. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved this! I skipped the sun-dried tomatoes. I added some chicken Italian sausage to the pan for protein. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was delicious! It looks very impressive and the flavor combinations are unique - add that to the fact that it is incredibly easy!!! Perfect for summer. I could not find Meyer lemons so I followed the note and added orange juice. I accidentally used my white onion for another recipe and had to use yellow... still good! Watching my weight and used cauliflower gnocchi instead - boiled for 2 minuted and then followed the recipe for the rest. If I was having company I would do the regular gnocchi as the presentation would look better but no flavor was lost using the cauliflower gnocchi. This is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Made this to use up some Brussel Sprouts left over from Xmas... followed recipe and served with Sauage Sage Stuffing. I found the lemon too much and shall try making this again with half the quantity of lemon juice that is added in at the end. Read More